Student Health Services' registered dietitian, Julie Engberg, RDN, promotes wellness through healthy eating and positive lifestyle changes. Together, you can develop a personalized plan so that you can meet and exceed your health and fitness goals.
Our registered dietitian can assist you with the following:
- Fine-tuning your dietary choices for improved wellness
- Navigating food allergies or intolerances in the dining hall or in your own kitchen
- Managing pre-diabetes, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, bone health, and digestive discomfort through food and lifestyle changes
- Recovering from eating disorders and disordered eating
- Improving your relationship with food and developing a more positive body image
- Practical weight management strategies
- Moving towards to a vegetarian diet
- Maximizing your workout through a supportive diet
- Promotes wellness through healthy eating and positive lifestyle changes.
What should I expect at my first appointment?
Anyone can call themselves a nutritionist, even if they have no training or experience. A registered dietitian, on the other hand, is a true nutrition expert who has at least a 4-year degree in nutrition or dietetics, has at least 1200 hours of supervised practice from an accredited internship, has passed the Registration Examination for Dietitians, and completes annual continuing education. All registered dietitians are nutritionists, but not all nutritionists are registered dietitians! A registered dietitian is uniquely qualified to practice medical nutrition therapy for those students with medical diagnoses and eating struggles.
The Cowell Center’s Student Health Services registered dietitian translates nutrition science into practical, evidence-based dietary strategies. Cowell's registered dietitian will work with your medical provider or therapist to ensure that you are receiving comprehensive care.