Nutrition Services

HOURS

  • Registered Dietitian
  • M - F: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • By Appointment Only
  • Peer Nutrition Coaching
  • By Appointment Only

CONTACT

The University Health Center Nutrition Service unit empowers and supports members of the University of Maryland College Park community with the knowledge and skills needed to make and implement healthy nutrition choices today and for a lifetime.

All Nutrition Services will be offered virtually during the Spring 2021 semester.  

Nutrition Services

Registered Dietitian

The Registered Dietitian Consultation service includes Medical Nutrition Therapy (diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, digestive issues) using a holistic, non-diet approach to nutrition and health. The Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist (RDN) provides knowledge and practical skills according to each client’s individual needs and preferences to help them reach their health and wellness goals. 

Fees are associated with this service: 

  • students: $20 per session
  • faculty/staff: $55.00 per session

Please email JJakubcz@umd.edu to schedule an appointment.

Peer Nutrition Coaching Service

The Nutrition Coaching team consists of undergraduate dietetic students supervised by the UHC Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist. This service offers clients support, encouragement and guidance in reaching general healthy eating goals, based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. The Nutrition Coach will help you break down your nutrition goal into manageable steps and offer ongoing support and accountability. This is a free service.

This service is available during Fall and Spring semester only.

Please note this service does not include Medical Nutrition Therapy. If you have nutrition related health issues such as diabetes, digestive disease, major food allergies, eating disorder etc., please refer to the Registered Dietitian Consultation Service.

Please email NutritionCoach@umd.edu to schedule an appointment.

Meet our Nutrition Coaches

Lauryn Woodruff (she/her)

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Major/Graduation Year: Dietetics, ’21

Why I chose dietetics as a major: Within my own family and in communities I’ve worked with, I saw how chronic disease made so many people sick. I wanted to learn how to heal the body through food and teach others how food can be used as medicine so we can thrive.  

Favorite food: Strawberries with brownies. When I want something sweet after a long day of working and studying I go for strawberries and brownies. I like the chocolate fudge taste of the brownie with the subtle sweetness of a strawberry. It makes me feel so happy and satisfied! 

Words I live by: “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” - Maya Angelou

Rachael May (she/her)

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Major: Dietetics Major (General Business Minor)

Expected Graduation: May 2021

I chose dietetics because I was initially interested in how nutrition could improve sports performance in myself personally, being that I was a year-round athlete up until college. I also love to cook and experiment with new recipes. Dietetics is something that encompasses all of my interests: food, wellness, and science. 

My favorite food is pasta because I'm a sucker for carbs. Pasta limone, cacio e pepe, penne ala vodka, ravioli...you really can't go wrong!

Words to live by: "What would you do if you weren't afraid" - Sheryl Sandberg 

Francisco Donis (he/him)

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Major and expected graduation year: Dietetics, Spring 2021

I chose dietetics after seeing the negative impact that poor food choices and lack of physical activity had on my childhood. I knew dietetics was it for me when I was able to incorporate healthy food options and physical activity which had a positive impact on my life. 

My favorite food is an egg omelet because I'm a strong believer in breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Making sure to start off on the right track is key for the rest of the day. 

Words to live by or favorite quote: "If you want to turn a vision into reality, you have to give 100% and never stop believing in your dream"- Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Myesha Rolle (she/her)

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Major and expected graduation year: Dietetics, May 2021

Why I chose dietetics: I have always been interested in nutrition and the way food impacts the body. So when I was given the opportunity to shadow a registered dietitian and I discovered that there was a career that would let me explore my interests, I knew dietetics was the major for me. 

My Favorite food is: Curry chickpeas/potatoes/tofu. Curry anything really. It's my favorite because it's delicious and I grew up eating it so whenever I have it, it reminds me of home.

Words to live by or favorite quote:  "Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game." - Babe Ruth

To speak to the University Health Center Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist please email JJakubcz@umd.edu or call 301-314-8140