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One-on-One Education: Nutrition

Come to a nutrition education session to learn more about the areas of nutrition that interest you!

SDSU Health Promotion offers free one-on-one nutrition education sessions.

Nutrition education sessions are intended to be informative and interactive. Meet with a health educator to:

  • Learn nutrition basics
  • Gain a better understanding of how you can complement your fitness routine with eating healthy
  • Learn how to maintain balance in your life

How to schedule your appointment

Refer to the “Menu” below, and come prepared to discuss 2 to 3 topics of interest to you.

 

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Wellness Nutrition Education Sessions: A la Carte Menu 

  • Grocery Shopping on a Budget 
    Buying healthy food does not have to break the bank! Some simple tricks can help you save money at the grocery store while still buying fresh and healthy food.
  • Healthy Eating on Campus
    Learn how to make simple switches when eating on campus in order to create more nutritious meals. If you have a meal plan, we can discuss the best way for you to utilize your meal plan while making healthy choices.
  • Intuitive Eating
    This is an approach that teaches you how to create a healthy relationship with your food, mind, and body, where you ultimately become the expert of your own body. You learn how to distinguish between physical and emotional feelings and gain a sense of body wisdom.
  • Meal Planning
    Learn how easy it is to plan your meals ahead of time to insure that you always have healthy choices available.
  • MyPlate
    MyPlate is the current nutrition guide published by the United States Department of Agriculture, depicting a place setting with a plate and glass divided into five food groups.
  • Post-Workout Nutrition
    The food you eat after exercising is just as important as the time you committed to working out. Learn what types of foods you should be eating based on the exercise you do and the best time to consume those foods.
  • Reading Food Labels
    Choosing the healthy option can be overwhelming at times, but understanding how to read food labels can make this task much easier! Learn how to recognize healthy options from glancing at the nutrition label and ingredient list.

Note: Although nutritional education will be provided in these sessions, be advised that any health, diet, exercise or other advice you receive is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment. Session leaders are not always registered dietitians, and they will not provide you with a personalized diet plan. However, they are qualified to provide you with education and information about the session menu topics. They can also assist you with referrals to nutritionists off campus.