Nutrition Counseling

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

have a healthy relationship with food, 
learn fact from fiction, 
and develop a more positive body image.


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 in the Student Health Building.

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)*. Other students will incur a fee for this services. Services offered range from diet counseling for long-term health, dietary intervention for high cholesterol, high triglycerides, diabetes, hypertension, sports performance issues, diet for long-term health, 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