Nutrition & fitness resources
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- NAU Campus Health Services offers low cost nutrition counseling for students for:
- Weight Management
- Medical Conditions requiring nutrition therapy (Heart disease, Kidney Disease, Diabetes, PCOS)
- Food allergies and Intolerances
- GI Disorders (Celiac Disease, IBS, etc.)
- Eating Disorders
- Note: There is a cost associate with nutrition counseling appointments, which varies depending on insurance plans. Please contact your insurance provider to determine what is covered.
- Are you just trying to eat healthier, but not sure where to start? Check out our “Shop, Cook, Eat” event series (information regarding dates/times are available on the event calendar):
- Shop: Join Health Promotion for a guided grocery store tour at Sprouts to learn how to shop for healthy foods on a budget (Registration required)
- Cook: Attend a monthly demo for free food and delicious, healthy recipes.
- Are you on the meal plan and have a special dietary need or food allergy? Get free help navigating your options on campus from our registered dietitian.
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If you or a friend are struggling with an eating disorder, there are resources available. Below are resources for eating disorder support.
- Campus Health Services: Schedule an appointment for counseling, psychiatric care, medical evaluation, and nutrition counseling
- National Eating Disorders Association: Articles, resources, and screening tools
- Proud2BMe: Body positive resources, activism, and support
- National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders: Information, education, and awareness resources to support people with eating disorders
- Ulifeline: Free, online confidential screening tool that screens for various mental health issues, including eating disorders
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- Has the food you’ve bought ever not lasted?
- Have you ever cut the size of your meals or skipped meals?
- Did you ever eat less than you felt you should or been hungry but didn’t eat at all?
If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, you’re not alone-it’s estimated that 36% of college students (University of Wisconsin Hope Lab) are facing food insecurity. Resources for you include:
- Louie’s Cupboard: On Campus Food Pantry
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Formerly the Food Stamp Program): Learn more about eligibility and apply online
- SNAP Eligibility: Take an online assessment to determine your SNAP eligibility
- Budgeting: Learn more about money management and budgeting as a student.
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Confused by nutrition messages in the media or at the grocery store? Read more about nutrition from these credible sources.
- MyPlate: A simple tool from the United States Department of Agriculture to help you meet your nutrition needs-features recipes, tips, and more.
- NAU Campus Dining: Find hours, locations, and nutrition information for dining on campus
- The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Recipes, articles, and videos that address everything from basic healthy eating to fad diets and beyond.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Research, recent statistics, and resources to help improve nutrition in individuals and the community
- The Harvard School of Public Health: Nutrition news and information regarding basic nutrition science and ways to achieve a healthy diet
- Dietary Supplement Fact Sheets: updated information on common supplements from the National Institutes of Health
- USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center: USDA information on dietary supplements safety and efficiency
Calculators and tools Accordion Closed
Use these tools to help you figure out how much you should be eating, as well as the nutrition facts about your foods.
- My Fitness Pal: Track food, water, and exercise. Bonus: The barcodes on food labels in the Hot Spot and the DuB can be scanned to add your on campus meals to the fitness tracker!
- Recipe Analysis: Enter your recipes from home to determine their nutrient content
- Alcohol calorie counter: Figure out how much you’re really drinking when you go out!
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As you move out of the freshman residence halls, chances are you’re beginning to learn how to cook on your own! Be sure to read up on food safety to help you avoid foodborne illness, or explore healthy recipes from the MyPlate and Vegetarian Times. Looking for budget friendly, easy recipes for students? Swing by the Health Promotion office for free recipes!