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Boynton's nutrition counseling philosophy is that motivation to create genuine, enduring change toward a healthy diet can only occur through an individualized, collaborative approach. You will not receive a strict meal plan, judgment about your food choices, or unrealistic advice. No matter how big or small a change you are ready to make, our nutrition experts are here to help.
Initial appointments are 60 minutes and follow-up appointments are 30 minutes.The information you receive at your appointment will depend on your questions. We frequently cover:
During the course of an appointment you might discuss:
Boynton Health Service and the Office of Human Resources Wellness Program are pleased to offer one-on-one, in-person Health Coaching to all UPlan members—at no cost to you! All appointments are 30 minutes.
Weight control, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol are just a few topics that fall into the Nutrition Coach’s area of expertise. These sessions focus on assessment, establishing goals, and helping you attain your goals.
For more information visit the Health Coaching web page.
Nutritionists are available for presentations to student groups of any size. Any nutrition-related topic can be covered, but commonly requested presentations are:
A nutritionist can also be available for health fairs or can come during meal times to the residence hall restaurants to discuss healthy choices and portion sizes.
To schedule a nutrition presentation or inquire about attendance at a particular event, please call 612-624-4663 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Minnesota offers confidential, specialized help to students with eating disorders. This includes mental health care, medical care, and nutrition assessments at Boynton Health Service. Group therapy is offered through the Boynton Health Service Mental Health Clinic. In addition, referrals to outside resources can be provided by Boynton Health Service as needed. Visit Boynton's Mental Health Services page for more information.
(612) 625-8400 Information
(612) 625-3222 Appointments
Students paying the Student Service Fee: Nutrition counseling visits are no cost to you!
Faculty and Staff: Nutrition Health Coaching is no cost to you!
For more information on coverage, see the Health Care Coverage section.
Healthy eating guides
General nutrition and weight management
U of M resources on eating disorders
Eating disorder treatment facilities
Professional eating disorder organizations