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PLEASE NOTE: Fall undergraduate courses will begin on Tuesday, August 25. Information and FAQs are available on the Return to Grounds website and the Fall 2020 Student Resource website, which will be updated frequently.

All events on Grounds are cancelled until at least August 15.

Nutrition

Both On-Site and Remote Care Nutrition Services are Now Available

Nutrition services with a registered dietitian (RD) may include nutrition assessment and counseling, consultation, and/or referral. While on-site appointments are most effective for accurate dietary assessment, virtual appointments are available for students outside of Charlottesville or who are not yet comfortable with in-person appointments due to social distancing measures.

  • On-Site Care: Student Health and Wellness is practicing the following risk mitigation strategies related to COVID-19:
    • All visitors to Student Health and Wellness are screened prior to entering the building. Services are by appointment only, and we ask that you arrive 5 minutes before your appointment for screening.
    • All staff, patients, and visitors must wear a mask while in the building. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you.
    • On-site nutrition appointments are being conducted in a dedicated room (only students being seen for nutrition counseling will use this space; no medical visits). Appointments are spaced to enable time for the room to be sanitized between visitors.
  • Remote Care: Available by telehealth technology or phone.
    • Due to regulations governing healthcare providers’ ability to practice across state lines, when practicing remote care, the RD may be limited to offering consultation and referral.
    • Telehealth appointments are being conducted via Webex. While this platform is designed to protect your privacy, no videoconferencing program is 100% foolproof. For best results, please follow these instructions for accessing and using Webex. Phone appointments can be conducted if Webex is not accessible.
  • Scheduling: Nutrition appointments can be scheduled by calling the Office of Health Promotion and leaving a voicemail at 434-924-1509 (online scheduling is not currently available). Be sure to leave your name, number, and best times to reach you during business hours (Monday - Friday, 8am-4:30pm); you will receive a call back to schedule. Please ensure that your phone is set to allow for unknown calls.
  • Peer Health Educators offer single, one-hour nutrition education sessions for students seeking general guidance or for a class assignment. For further nutrition counseling, the PHE may refer you to a dietitian (meeting with a PHE is not a prerequisite for seeing the dietitian). This service will resume in the fall, either in-person or virtually.

UVA students who are currently enrolled in summer classes can receive services at Student Health at no additional charge. Please note there is a $10/visit fee in summer for eligible students who are not enrolled in summer session.

SERVICES:

Nutrition services in the Office of Health Promotion are grounded in a weight-neutral, health-forward approach. Our nutrition philosophy is centered on enjoyment, connection, social justice, and food as medicine. The dietitian can help you address many common concerns, including but not limited to:

  • Anemia
  • Diabetes
  • Eating Disorders/Disordered Eating
  • Food Allergy/Intolerance
  • General Healthy Eating
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Vegetarian Eating
  • Weight Management