Nutrition & Healthy Eating Services

Nutrition 101

Visit our Nutrition page for general information about healthful eating, along with other resources.

Body Positive Cornell

Join a Body Positive Cornell group for weekly peer-led discussions on body acceptance and positive body image. 

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Nutrition services

Cornell Health's nutritionists provide nutrition counseling for students seeking information and guidance about their dietary needs and practices, and students who need (or want) to adhere to a special diet. 

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists can support you in your efforts to:

  • Evaluate and understand your dietary and nutritional needs
  • Develop nutritional strategies to your support health, fitness, or athletic goals
  • Better understand the connection between fueling, metabolism, and physical and mental health
  • Navigate barriers to healthy eating such as managing time, stress and anxiety, complicated food environments (dining halls, learning to cook for oneself), and competitive and recreational sport training and competition
  • Eat well while following a special diet (related to a medical condition, or to a personal choice such as vegetarianism, etc.)
  • Cultivate a positive body image

To learn more about healthful eating, visit our Nutrition page.

Nutrition appointments

Appointments with members of our Nutrition team can be made by logging in to myCornellHealth or by calling 607-255-5155

Spring 2023 nutrition workshops

Our nutrition workshops are FREE and open to all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.  

An Introduction to Intuitive Eating

Facilitated by Cornell Health Nutritionists Krista Mugford, MS, RDN, CDN and Lauren Nickerson, MS, RDN, CDN

This workshop will introduce you to what Intuitive Eating is, what it is not, who it's for, and how you can start incorporating some or all of its principles in to your day.

Held by Zoom on the following dates:

Meal Planning Made Easy! 

Facilitated by Cornell Health Nutritionists Christina Figueroa, MS, RDN, CDN and Cindy Milner, MSEd, RDN, CSSD

Come learn simple strategies for generating meal ideas that are balanced and tailored to your unique preferences and living situation. As we work collaboratively during this workshop, you will learn how to plan for meals whether you live in the dorm, are new to cooking, or are a gourmet cook! You will leave the workshop with meal and snack ideas, a grocery list, and new tips and tricks. Please register in advance; registration is capped at 15 participants.

Held in person on the following dates (masks required): 

  • Thursday, March 9, 3:00-4:00 pm at Cornell Health, Room 621 (register here)   
  • Thursday, April 13, 3:00-4:00 pm at Cornell Health, 1st-floor Tang Conference Rooms (register here)

Support for disordered eating concerns

Our “Collaborative Health and Eating Program” (CHEP)* is a coordinated, multidisciplinary team of Cornell Health providers made up of medical, nursing, nutrition, psychiatry, and counseling providers who work together to support students struggling with disordered eating and related concerns. 

If you're struggling with disordered eating or an eating disorder – or if your feelings and behaviors related to body image and eating begin to impede your ability to participate in and enjoy life  – it’s important to seek help.

*formerly called "Cornell Healthy Eating Program"