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  Mar 19   Nutrition

Jessie the Dietitian: Does My Body Need a Detox?

Spring is nearly here and with that comes a plethora of marketing pitches encouraging spring cleaning, organizing and simplifying one’s life. With Marie Kondo in your ear asking if that item truly “sparks joy”, sales ads and social media ‘influencers’ will encourage you to make it a self-care spring clean of your body and your t-shirt drawer.“Try my miracle 3-day cleansing […]

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  Feb 20   Nutrition

March Through Nutrition Month with Jessie the Dietitian

Who is RecSports’ Jessie the Dietitian?Halloween 2016 is a sweet day in my life story:  Day One as the UF RecSports Coordinator of Nutrition. I was hired to create Nutrition Services at RecSports and promote nutrition health and wellness to the UF community. To get here, I didn’t take a direct route into nutrition. At. All. Instead, I took a meandering, melodious route […]

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  Jan 23   News, Nutrition

Jessie the Dietitian: The Ketogenic Diet

Undoubtedly, you have heard about the ketogenic diet, or "keto." Keto is frequently billed as a euphoric diet that allows all the fat one wants to eat while also losing all the fat. Well known in the neuro-medicine community as a treatment for intractable epilepsy since the 1920s, its popularity has shot up recently after a few celebrities experienced weight loss on the […]

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  Dec 19   Nutrition

New Year, New Diet?

Thinking about a quick diet to get you on track for health and wellness this New Year? The most popular resolutions every January 1st include: Eat healthier, Get fit, and Lose weight. It all seems so easy. Simply follow this meal plan and voilà, a leaner, slimmer you in 30 days!Unfortunately, quick results may come at a cost.  Prepare for increased cravings, more thoughts […]

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Nutrition Services

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.


Step 1: Select and pay for your nutrition counseling package.

  • Payment must be rendered before you can book your appointment.

Step 2: Fill out Client Intake paperwork and email completed forms to

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Step 3: Call the RecSports Training Center at (352) 273-2421 to make your appointment.


Step 1: Select and pay for your nutrition counseling package.

  • Payment must be rendered before you can book your appointment.

Step 2: Call the RecSports Training Center at (352) 273-2421 to make your appointment.

For terms and conditions, click here.

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My Plate
GatorWell Health Promotion
Field and Fork Campus Food Program
Gator Dining Services
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Nutrition Counseling Rates

SessionStudents and MembersNon-Members
Initial Session$75$80
Follow-up Session$45$50
3 Session Package$150$165
5 Session Package$230$255

Package Terms and Conditions:

**All packages must be used within 120 days of initial session.
**Follow-up pricing eligibility is within 120 days of initial session.

By Appointment Only

Monday8 AM - 5 PMSouthwest Rec Center
Tuesday8 AM - 5 PMSouthwest Rec Center
Wednesday8 AM - 5 PMSouthwest Rec Center
Thursday8 AM - 5 PMGatorWell
Friday8 AM - 5 PMSouthwest Rec Center
Saturday & SundayClosedClosed

Group Presentations

Nutrition Group Presentations Request Form