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.

Nutrition Counseling Rates

SESSION STUDENTS AND MEMBERS NON-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

DAYS TIME LOCATION
Monday 8 AM – 5 PM Southwest Rec Center
Tuesday 8 AM – 5 PM Southwest Rec Center
Wednesday 8 AM – 5 PM Southwest Rec Center
Thursday 8 AM – 5 PM GatorWell
Friday 8 AM – 5 PM Southwest Rec Center
Saturday & Sunday Closed Closed

Group Presentations

Nutrition Group Presentations Request Form

NEW CLIENTS

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 rstrainingcenter@ufsa.ufl.edu.

  • NOTE: Please use Internet Explorer or Safari web browsers to complete the PDF documents. When complete, download and save a copy to your computer that you will send to us.

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

RENEWING CLIENTS

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.

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