Ask the Dietitian is a great way to ask quick questions or get basic nutrition information. The dietitian will determine if the question can be addressed through an email response or if a formal one on one nutrition appointment with a dietitian is more appropriate. Please e-mail nutrition@ua.edu to Ask the Dietitian!

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.

Grocery Store Tours and Cooking Demos

The Health Promotion and Wellness registered dietitian provides routine grocery store tours and cooking demos to help students feel more equipped to shop on a budget and prepare meals for themselves. Students may email nutrition@ua.edu to inquire about these services and can also following @WellnessatUA on Instagram for cooking demo and grocery store tour dates and times.

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 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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.

Intuitive Eating Workshop Series

Take a deeper dive into improving your relationship with food and gain body wisdom as you participate in this multi-session workshop series led by registered dietitian Sheena Gregg. Classes will be every Wednesday in October from 3-4:30 p.m.

Register for an Intuitive Eating Workshop

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 Audioboom.

Nutrition Resources

Campus Resources

General Nutrition

Cooking and Recipes

Eating Disorders

Sports Nutrition