Nutrition, Weight Management and Body Image


Vivian Crisman, MPS, RD, Staff Nutritionist
Call (650) 498-2336, extension 1 or send an email message to

Jennifer Waldrop, MPH, RD, Staff Nutritionist
Call (650) 498-2336, extension 1 or send an email message to

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Individual Consultations

Students visit with the nutritionist at Wellness and Health Promotion Services (HPS) for a variety of reasons. Common concerns are disordered eating or eating disorders, nutritional issues, weight management, vegetarianism, high blood cholesterol and general nutrition.

We offer individualized one-on-one counseling with our registered dietitian.Your diagnosis, ongoing care and treatment plan are recorded in your confidential medical records (similar to Medical Services and CAPS).  A nutrition consultation involves a thorough, dietary habits assessment, an evaluation of your historical nutrition status, and goal-setting for changing nutrition behavior. Follow-up appointments are available as needed.

A student may see a Medical Services clinician for a medical assessment before scheduling an appointment with the nutritionist, but a referral is not required to schedule an annpointment with a HPS nutritionist. Nutrition appointments are available to students. Most nutrition consultations take one to three visits.

If a student requires intensive, ongoing nutrition therapy, we provide referrals to an off-campus nutritionist. Charges for those services are at the student’s expense. Typical wait times for a nutrition appointment can be from one to four weeks. To make an appointment with the nutritionist call (650) 498-2336, extension 1.

Educational Workshops & Seminars

We offer presentations to groups on topics which include body image, intuitive eating and women’s nutrition. Meet Your Stanford Nutrition is a popular forum for open-ended questions. Presentations are usually an hour in length and include time for questions and discussion. These informative programs are available to student residences, community centers and student groups.

Volunteer Opportunities

Students are welcome to participate as nutrition interns in our education programs. Get involved!

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Nutrition Information & Appointments

(650) 498-2336, extension 1

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