Nutrition & fitness resources
On campus Accordion Closed
- NAU Campus Health Services offers low cost medical nutrition therapy for students for:
- Medical Conditions requiring nutrition therapy (Heart disease, Kidney Disease, Diabetes, PCOS)
- Food allergies and intolerances
- GI disorders (Celiac Disease, IBS, etc.)
- Eating disorders
- Weight concerns
- Note: There is a cost associated with nutrition counseling appointments, which varies depending on insurance plans. Please contact your insurance provider to determine what is covered.
- Are you just trying to eat healthier, but not sure where to start? Check out our event calendar!
- You can also set up a time with a peer health coach to help you meet your goals.
- Are you on the meal plan and have a special dietary need or food allergy? Get free help navigating your options on campus from our registered dietitian.
Eating disorders Accordion Closed
If you or a friend are struggling with an eating disorder, there are resources available. Below are resources for eating disorder support.
- Campus Health Services: Schedule an appointment for counseling, psychiatric care, medical evaluation, and nutrition counseling
- National Eating Disorders Association: Articles, resources, and screening tool
- National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders: Information, education, and awareness resources to support people with eating disorders
- ULifeline: Free, online confidential screening tool that screens for various mental health issues, including eating disorders
Food insecurity Accordion Closed
- Has the food you’ve bought ever not lasted?
- Have you ever cut the size of your meals or skipped meals?
- Did you ever eat less than you felt you should or been hungry but didn’t eat at all?
If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, you’re not alone-53.7% of NAU are experiencing food insecurity (ACHA-NCHA III, 2021, n=1,050). Resources for you include:
- Louie’s Cupboard: On Campus Food Pantry
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Formerly the Food Stamp Program): Learn more about eligibility and apply online
- Eating on a budget: Find recipes, resources to make your food last longer, and food insecurity resources.
Online resources Accordion Closed
Confused by nutrition messages in the media or at the grocery store? Read more about nutrition from these credible sources.
- MyPlate: A simple tool from the United States Department of Agriculture to help you meet your nutrition needs-features recipes, tips, and more.
- NAU Campus Dining: Find hours, locations, and nutrition information for dining on campus
- The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Recipes, articles, and videos that address everything from basic healthy eating to fad diets and beyond.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Research, recent statistics, and resources to help improve nutrition in individuals and the community
- Dietary Supplement Fact Sheets: updated information on common supplements from the National Institutes of Health
- USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center: USDA information on dietary supplements safety and efficiency