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.


Individual Nutrition appointments can be scheduled online or join a Qless line to speak with the Appointments Desk.
Initial consultations are 50 minutes and follow-up appointments are typically 30-45 minutes at Student Health.

**Food records are appreciated at appointments**

Meet Our Nutrition Specialists

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

Insurance Coverage

Student Health offers comprehensive nutrition services that are covered by:


GAP*      Gaucho Access Plan

Students who waived these options will incur a fee for this service.

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



Nutrition Specialist/Dietitian

Betsy Malear

J. Betsy Malear, MS, RDN

Covid-19 Testing Operations Manager

Commission of Dietetic Registration

Carrie Flack

Carrie Flack MS, RD

Nutrition Specialist

Commission of Dietetic Registration