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March Through Nutrition Month with Jessie the Dietitian
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1. You can see our hourly facility counts on our websiteWant to know how crowded the gym is before you head here? We now update hourly head counts of the basketball courts, weight room and other parts of our facilities to our website. 2. You can choose from 160 Group Fitness classes a weekFrom six forms of yoga to 45 sessions of cycle to boot camp six days a week, […]
Want to keep up with your workouts over the holidays? Our Strength and Conditioning graduate assistants, Megan Engel and Hannah Hutchison, gave me some tips on what you can do during Winter Break!Opt for calisthenics exercises“Calisthenics is the easiest way to keep moving,” Megan told me. “Calisthenics is basically functional training, meaning you don’t use weights. […]
Do you have Nutrition Confusion? RecSports offers Nutrition Services by a registered and licensed dietitian to enhance and empower overall wellness. Nutrition Services offers one-on-one nutrition counseling to UF students and the UF community, as well as group presentations to any UF-affiliated organization within Alachua County.
Why meet with a Registered Dietitian? Benefits of Individual counseling?
Feel tired during the day with low energy for classes and studying?
Feel unhappy with your weight and think about food all the time?
Spend a lot of time at the gym but not getting the results you want?
Eat out a lot or consume a lot of processed canned/boxed/frozen foods because you are unsure how or what to cook?
Want to make healthy choices at the dining halls or at the grocery store?
Want to eat more vegan or vegetarian meals?
Tired of reading conflicting diet advice telling you not to eat something - only to read the next day that you should start eating it again?
Learn how to make reasonable changes in eating habits and behaviors
Set manageable goals for long-term results
Implement behavioral modification techniques
Recognize satiety cues and learn how to intuitive consume meals
Get evidence-based information applicable to your goals
What is one-on-one nutrition counseling?
Meet with a Registered Dietitian (RD) in a private and confidential setting to discuss and strategize how to accomplish individualized and personalized nutrition goals.
Initial sessions usually last 60 minutes, and follow-up sessions approximately 30-40 minutes. During this time the RD will ask pertinent questions that address the clients specific nutrition goals, motivations, barriers, lifestyle choices, and preferences.
What are group presentations?
Nutrition presentations are a comprehensive aspect overall health and wellness appropriate for group settings. A choice of many popular topics are available, and the presentations are informative and engaging. There is no limit on group size, presentations can be chosen for 30 or 60 minutes, and are available to any UF-affiliated organization within Alachua County.
What is the difference between a Registered Dietitian and a Nutritionist?
The term dietitian is a legally protected title that can only be used by individuals who have completed all of the requirements as set forth by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This includes a minimum baccalaureate degree with the necessary didactic course work, a 1200-hour supervised and accredited internship, a national registration exam, and annual continuing education. Approximately 50% of current RDNs hold advanced degrees and by 2024, all candidates that sit for the national registration exam will be required to have earned a graduate degree.
Conversely, the term nutritionist can be used by individuals that may or may not have formally studied nutrition, and hold unregulated credentials. In some states the term nutritionist is also protected through licensure laws and can only be used by dietitians.
All dietitians are nutritionists, not all nutritionists are dietitians.