Ask The Dietitian

If you have a nutrition-related question please e-mail us at Ask the Dietitian is a great way to ask quick questions or get basic nutrition information. Individual consultation is available with a registered dietitian by calling 205-348-2778 or scheduling an appointment through the online Patient Portal. Group sessions on healthy eating and weight management are offered periodically.

Nutrition Presentations

The dietitian at the Student Health Center offers presentations for groups on a variety of nutrition topics. Below are just a few:

  • Healthy Eating on Campus
  • Nutrition Basics for College Students
  • Shopping to Stock a Healthy Dorm Room or Apartment
  • Quick & Healthy Microwave Cooking in the Dorm
  • Disordered Eating & its Impact on Health
  • Healthy Body Image
  • Healthy Eating for Athletic Performance
  • Eating Your Way through the Holidays

If there is a topic you do not see but would like to have presented, please give us a call so we can accommodate your nutrition education needs. Requests for presentations should be made 2 weeks in advance. Email us at

Nutrition Counseling

The Health Education department at the Student Health Center has a registered, licensed dietitian on staff that is available to see students for individual nutrition counseling. The dietitian provides counseling on a wide range of nutrition concerns including:

  • Medical conditions (diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol)
  • Eating disorders
  • Weight management
  • Sports and performance nutrition
  • General nutrition or eating concerns

All individual nutrition appointments are $20 each and are billed to your student account. For an appointment please call 205-348-2778.

Dietitian On The Go

Are you getting mixed nutrition messages? Stop by the second floor of the Ferguson Center for reliable, up-to-date advice and measurement of body fat. A registered dietitian or a peer health educator from Project Health will be available on Thursdays from 11am to 1pm during the fall and spring semesters starting August 28, 2014.

Nutrition Resources

Crimson Cooking Cookbook

Crimson Cooking has over 80 quick and healthy recipes submitted by UA students just like you. Pick up your copy at the Supe Store for just $10.99. Check out a sample recipe from our vegetarian section below.

Personal Pizza

  • 1 pita
  • 1/2 Tbsp of olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp of marinara or pizza sauce
  • 1/4 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Tbsp black olives
  • 1/2 roma tomato
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Vegetables of your choice (optional)

Brush pita with olive oil and spread the sauce evenly. Sprinkle cheese on top and cover with your choice of vegetables. Sprinkle the Italian seasoning and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

Recipe submitted by Melanie DeBrielle, UA student and Project Health member.

Health and Nutrition Calculators

Online Nutrition Information and Self-Monitoring Tools

Nutrition Handouts

What Can I Do
Organic vs. Non-Organic
High Fiber Foods
Healthy Weight Loss
Healthy Weight Gain
Healthy Snack Ideas
Eating Smart to Lose Weight
Dining Out

Nutrition Resources

Campus Resources

General Nutrition

Weight Management

Cooking and Recipes

Eating Disorders

Sports Nutrition