Nutrition

Whether it’s in the classroom, athletic arena, or life in general, it’s important to eat in a way that helps you to feel better, more energetic, and stronger. We can help you develop an individualized eating plan to meet your specific needs, and ensure you are including a variety of healthy foods, and some foods that are simply enjoyable to eat.

Nutrition Counseling

Individual counseling sessions at no cost are available to all URI students who have paid their health fee. To make a tele-health appointment, call 401-874-5954, or schedule online via Online Student Health.

Common Concerns

  • Energy
    Nutrition counseling can provide tips for proper fueling throughout the day and help you feel healthier and more energized. We can help you establish a personalized plan that focuses on what to eat and when.
  • General Nutrition
    Maybe you just want to eat well, improve fitness, navigate the dining halls, or need help with vegetarian and vegan diets. We can also help with buying and preparing foods.
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
    Nutrition counseling can help address gastrointestinal conditions such as irritable bowel, Crohn’s disease, or gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD); cardiovascular risk factors such as elevated cholesterol, hypertension, and/or high triglycerides; diabetes, pre-diabetes, and hypoglycemia; and other conditions like food allergies, celiac disease, lactose and gluten intolerance.
  • Weight Management
    Students may need help with unintended weight loss or weight gain. Using a non-diet approach, students can be helped using a variety of methods such as intuitive and mindful eating.
  • Sports Performance
    We can help athletes achieve optimal performance through fueling and hydrating their bodies, increasing muscle mass, recovery nutrition, or pre-event eating recommendations.
  • Disordered Eating / Eating Disorders
    If you are experiencing problems with food and body image, you may be afraid to eat, or eating too much. Working with a nutritionist can help get you back on track.

Contact

Kelli Kidd, MS, RD, LD-N

Nutrition Specialist

401.874.5951
kelli_kidd@uri.edu

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