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Nutrition is not only an essential cornerstone of prevention and therapy for many chronic diseases and conditions; it is also a valuable tool to maximize overall wellness and quality of life.

Our nutritionist is passionate about coming alongside students and assisting them in their personal health journeys. This can vary widely between a host of different needs, some of which are listed below. Whether students are concerned about their relationship with food, are having difficulty navigating the dining options on campus to provide appropriate nutrition for management of their health condition, or they need more tools for adequate sport fueling, she is prepared to meet them where they are and support them according to their individual goals. Read more about her background on the “About Us” page.

Common referrals include:

  • Eating disorders
  • Food allergies/intolerances
  • Sports nutrition
  • Weight management
  • Diabetes
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • PCOS
  • Vegetarian/vegan lifestyles


Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How much does it cost me to meet with the nutritionist? The cost is free to all full-time undergraduate Messiah University students
  • How do I schedule an appointment? Call (717) 691-6035 or stop by the Engle Center to schedule your appointment
  • How long do appointments last? On average, initial consults last ~60 minutes and follow-ups last 30-45 minutes
  • How often should I meet with the nutritionist? It depends on your needs; some students come for one session, some come once a month, and others come weekly; this will be determined during your session
  • I have a medical need to be off the meal plan. How does this process work? In order to be considered for meal plan exemption, students must meet with the nutritionist to discuss their options and have their doctor fill out our meal plan exemption medical form provided during the nutrition session




Information on Nutrition