Ask the Dietitian is a great way to ask quick questions or get basic nutrition information. The dietitian will determine if the question warrants an official nutrition appointment to best answer  questions and meet health goals. Individual consultation is available with a registered dietitian by calling 205-348-2778 or scheduling an appointment through the online Patient Portal accessed via MyBama. Group sessions on healthy eating and weight management are offered periodically.

For, nutrition-related questions please e-mail nutrition@ua.edu.

Request a Presentation!

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 Eating for Athletic Performance
  • Eating Your Way through the Holidays

Learning objectives for each presentation are geared towards participants gaining a better understanding of nutrition topics for making independent food choices based on applied nutrition knowledge. Additional objectives for each session also include participants being able to identify credible nutrition resources on the internet and becoming a critical consumer of health messaging on social media and other sites.

Nutrition Counseling

The Student Health Center and Pharmacy has a registered, licensed dietitian nutritionist 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 (ex: 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 the student’s MyBama student account. For an appointment please call the appointment receptionist at (205) 348-2778 or log into the MyBama account and accessing the Student Health Center and Pharmacy patient portal.

Dietitian On The Go

Getting mixed nutrition messages? Stop by the second floor of the Ferguson Center for reliable, up-to-date nutrition information and an opportunity to ask general nutrition questions. A registered dietitian and/or dietetic intern will be available on Thursdays from 11am to 1pm during the fall and spring semesters to answer questions, provide cooking demos, and refer to appropriate resources depending on nutrition needs. Please note that other locations are often featured for Dietitian on the Go so be sure to follow the Health Promotion and Wellness social media accounts for up-to-date information.

Fit2BTide Radio Show

Fit2BTide is a radio talk show on WVUA FM 90.7 about wellness and other health-related topics hosted by Student Health Center and Pharmacy Registered Dietitian Sheena Gregg and Dr. John Jackson, University Recreation Associate Director of Fitness, Research & Assessment. New shows air weekly during the fall and spring semesters on Sundays at 2 p.m. with archived shows accessible at https://audioboom.com/channel/wvuafm.

Nutrition Resources

Campus Resources

General Nutrition

Weight Management

Cooking and Recipes

Eating Disorders

Sports Nutrition