Meet with an RD/RDN (Registered dietitian/nutritionist) to understand and explore your unique nutritional needs. An appointment can address your nutrition-related concerns such as health management, disordered eating or eating disorders, high blood cholesterol, and digestive problems. The goal is to help you to thrive as a student, reconnect to your wellbeing or answer your questions about general nutrition.
What is a nutrition visit like?
Nutrition visits are collaborative and empowering spaces to learn and practice self-care. First sessions (45-60 minutes) are opportunities for us to learn more about you, your goals, context, preferences, questions, etc. Follow-up sessions (30-60 minutes) can be used for accountability, goal setting, further education, or problem-solving.
Do I need to bring anything?
For your first visit, you’ll be sent a nutrition questionnaire prior to your first visit. If you’d like, you can bring in an optional 2-3 day food record. Having goals can be helpful, but if you’re unsure, we can figure it out together.
A 60-minute nutrition consultation involves a thorough diet assessment, an evaluation of your nutritional status, and goal setting to help you change your nutrition behavior. Follow up appointments are available since most consultations take one to three visits. Scheduling a nutrition appointment is easy, and a referral is not required. Students can book an appointment online through the VadenPatient portal or by calling 650- 498-2336, ext. 1. If you have medical concerns, please consider scheduling an appointment with a Medical Services clinician before scheduling an appointment with the nutritionist.
Eating Disorder Specialty Consultations
Eating disorder specialists from Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital provide onsite medical and nutritional services for students who require intensive, ongoing medical care and monitoring. A referral from Vaden Health Center and Cardinal Care or private insurance is required for specialty consultations. or who do not show up for their scheduled appointment.
Cancellation and No-Show Policy
There is a no-show charge for patients who cancel an appointment with less than 24 hours notice or who do not show up for their scheduled appointment.