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Nutrition Counseling

Individual Nutrition appointments can be scheduled online or by calling (805) 893-3371. Initial consultations are 50 minutes and follow-up appointments are typically 25 minutes at Student Health.

Food records are appreciated at appointments**

Student Health offers comprehensive nutrition services that are covered by: Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) or the Gaucho Access Plan (GAP)*. Students who waived these options will incur a fee for this service. Services range from counseling for long-term health, dietary intervention for high cholesterol, high triglycerides, diabetes, hypertension, sports performance issues,  and working with disordered eating concerns.

Appointments are with UCSB Student Health nutrition experts, both of whom have earned advanced degrees and are Registered Dietitians:

  • J. Betsy Malear, MS, RDN
  • Carrie Flack, MS, RDN

The goals of nutrition counseling at UCSB are to help you:

  1. have a healthy relationship with food
  2. learn fact from fiction
  3. develop a more positive body image