Nutrition & fitness resources
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- 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 tools
- Proud2BMe: Body positive resources, activism, and support
- 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-it’s estimated that 36% of college students (University of Wisconsin Hope Lab) are facing food insecurity. 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
- SNAP Eligibility: Take an online assessment to determine your SNAP eligibility
- Budgeting: Learn more about money management and budgeting as a student.
- Good Food on a Tight Budget: Online guide for grocery shopping on a budget.
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
- The Harvard School of Public Health: Nutrition news and information regarding basic nutrition science and ways to achieve a healthy diet
- 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