Nutrition

Nutrition and Food Services on Campus

Campus Dining - Dietitian Nutritionist

FREE for GVSU students. 

  • Free one-on-one consultations with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist available to all students, via email, phone, or in person.
  • Offers medical nutrition therapy, education, and counseling for any nutrition or medical needs - food allergies, weight management, general health and wellness, chronic conditions, and more.
  • Assists students with dietary or medical needs with understanding their dining options on campus and with meal plan use.
  • Review the specialty diet request form (pdf) for more information.
  • Available Mon - Fri from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Schedule a consultation

Family Health Center (Downtown)

FREE for GVSU students

  • Free nutrition counseling with GVSU Clinical Dietetics graduate students under direct supervision of Registered Dietitian.
  • No requirement to be a previously established patient.
  • Variety of services offered, including dietary modifications for chronic disease management, food insecurity, eating disorders, weight management, diabetes, heart health, allergies, prenatal, renal, and healthy eating to foster general wellness.
  • Services provided as needed with no limitations on the number of times a student can utilize.
  • Open Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Schedule an appointment.

Recreation & Wellness

Our RecWell Registered Dietitian will not be available for 2021-2022

GVSU Replenish

  • A food resource for students who face financial obligations/struggles that compromise their food access.
  • Provides food and personal care items to meet the short-term challenges that students may face when unable to purchase such items. 
  • Two locations in Allendale (Kirkhof Center 073, (616) 331-7687) and Downtown Grand Rapids (CHS 353, (616) 331-3461)

Find Food When You Need It 

  • A resource that helps you locate food when you need it based on your zip code
  • Provides a mobile food pantry schedule, food assistance programs, and referral services

Nutrition Inspiration

Here's some of the WIT Peer Educators' favorite people who promote healthy relationships with food and provide nutrition education.

Our Favorite YouTube Channels

   

Colleen Christensen

"Showing you how to eat the foods that you want, when you want, without guilt stress of anxiety. Feel amazing about your food choices mentally and physically, cupcakes and cookies alike!"

Nutrition Stripped

"It’s full of nutrition science, health expertise, and real-life tools and ideas you can use ideas to help you feel empowered to take care of your unique health, body, and lifestyle."

Babish Culinary Universe

"Join us each week as we recreate the foods you've always wanted to try in movies and television - and if you're not careful, you just might learn a thing or two."

Pick Up Limes

"Our mission is to make a nourishing plant-based lifestyle accessible to everyone. Get inspired or find a calm and relaxing space with the collection of videos that help to nourish the cells and the soul."

You Suck at Cooking

"Just cooking."

Our Favorite Instagram Accounts

     

Shana Minei Spence

@thenutritiontea

Shana is actively anti‑diet culture and a promoter of healthy relationships with food.

Dalina

@your.latina.nutritionist

Focused on Latinas, Dalina promotes eating without guilt, body positivity, and ending chronic dieting.

Melissa Rifkin

@confessionofadietitian

Melissa is a dietician who posts recipes and information explaining why society’s idea of healthy eating is wrong.

Shikha Advani

@nutrition_by_sa

Shikha is a promoter of food freedom and body acceptance through anti‑diet information.

Tracey F.

@thatblackrd

A Black dietician who focuses on cultural foods and information about health.


Microwave Map

Did you know that there are microwaves for student use on the downtown campuses?  Well, there are, and we're here to show you where!