Nutrition Clinic

Our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Danielle Lundstrom, is available for one-on-one nutrition counseling appointments. Danielle is a Health at Every Size® (HAES®)-aligned Dietitian who uses a non-diet, weight-inclusive and evidence-based approach to nutrition counseling. She supports students in working toward their personal nutrition goals to support wellbeing and academic success. 

Common reasons for seeing a dietitian: 

  • Medical concerns with nutrition-related management (e.g. diabetes, heart health, celiac disease) 
  • Family history of nutrition-related disease 
  • GI issues and/or changes in appetite 
  • Food allergies and intolerances  
  • Mental health conditions that impact nutrition (e.g. depression, ADHD) 
  • Vegetarian/vegan nutrition 
  • Improving your relationship with food 
  • Other nutrition-related concerns 

Looking for support with general nutrition, improving your eating habits, eating on a budget, meal planning, grocery shopping and/or meal prep? Join our nutrition workshops, cooking demos and cooking classes happening throughout the school year.

You can also check out our online nutrition resources and recipes

Initial Appointments

  • These are for students who have never seen the dietitian or have not seen the dietitian in over a year
  • Initial appointments last 50 minutes and include nutritional assessment, counseling, education and goal setting
  • Please fill out the online nutrition questionnaire at least 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment. Note: you have 40 minutes to fill out the questionnaire and cannot return a second time to add more information. Please provide as much detail as possible.

Follow-up Appointments

  • Follow-up appointments are for students who have seen the dietitian within the last year
  • Follow-up appointments last 30-45 minutes

Clinic Hours:

  • Tuesdays: 8 am- 12 pm
  • Wednesdays: 1- 5 pm

Location:

Virtual appointments

Appointments:

Appointments are currently held virtually via Zoom video chat. If you fail to keep your appointment or do not cancel it prior to your visit, you will be billed the $20 no-show fee.

Cost:

Covered by Student Health Services fee

To schedule an appointment, call Student Health Services at 415-338-1251

FAQ

Our dietitian practices from a weight-inclusive, Health at Every Size® (HAES®) approach. She celebrates body diversity and does not recommend intentional weight loss as a way to improve health. Weight and BMI are poor measures of health, and research shows that intentional weight loss negatively impacts health. Incorporating health-enhancing behaviors improves health and wellbeing regardless of weight change, and this is what our dietitian can help support you with. 

For more information on how intentional weight loss does not support improved health outcomes, please visit HAEShealthsheets.com 

Our dietitian takes a non-diet approach to nutrition counseling. She does not recommend dieting for weight loss and recommends against restricting/avoiding food or food groups unless medically necessary or if you choose to do so for religious/cultural beliefs. Research shows that diets don’t work and can actually result in a negative relationship with food, weight gain and poor health outcomes. Our dietitian will work with you to set nutrition goals that support your health and wellbeing without unnecessary restriction. 

For more information on how dieting does not support health and wellbeing, please visit HAEShealthsheets.com 

Our dietitian believes in the moto “all foods fit,” which means that she won’t tell you to avoid or cut out any of your favorite foods, unless it is medically necessary (e.g. if you have a food allergy). Our dietitian will learn about your food beliefs and dietary preferences and will support you in developing your own nutrition-related health goals.

Health At Every Size® (HAES®) is a weight-inclusive social justice approach that celebrates body diversity, opposes weight stigma, values lived experiences, and promotes health-enhancing behaviors for people of all sizes.

In a nutshell, all dietitians are nutritionists, but not all nutritionists are dietitians.

Dietitians are nutrition professionals who must complete:

  • Bachelor’s degree that covers coursework in food and nutrition sciences
  • Minimum of 1200 hours supervised practice
  • Sit for and pass a rigorous examination to become credentialed
  • Complete ongoing education hours in order to maintain their credentials

The term “nutritionist” isn’t regulated, so anyone can call themselves a nutritionist. While you can find qualified nutritionists with proper education and training, there are also many people who call themselves nutritionists but have little to no education and training. These self-declared “nutritionists” may offer incorrect, ineffective, and oftentimes harmful nutrition advice. If you are seeking nutrition advice and support, especially for nutrition-related illness or disease, a dietitian is your best bet.