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-neutral and evidence-based approach to nutrition counseling. She takes into account the unique needs, lifestyle and food preferences of each student to support them in setting personal nutrition goals to support health, wellbeing and academic success.
Common reasons for seeing a Dietitian:
- Medical concerns with nutrition related management (diabetes, heart health, celiac disease, etc.)
- Family history of nutrition-related disease
- Food allergies and intolerances
- Vegetarian/vegan nutrition
- Improving current eating habits
- Building a healthy relationship with food
- Eating on a budget
- Grocery shopping and food planning
- Recent appetite changes
- Other nutrition related concerns
- 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 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 are for students who have seen the dietitian within the last year
- Follow-up appointments last 20-40 minutes
Fall 2021 Hours (starts the week of 8/30/21):
- Tuesdays: 8 am- 12 pm
- Wednesdays: 1- 5 pm
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.
Covered by Student Health Services fee
To schedule an appointment, call Student Health Services at 415-338-1251
In a nut shell, 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.
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.
Our dietitian is anti-diet, which means she will not put you on or recommend a diet. 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 restricting or eliminating certain foods or food groups.
Our dietitian’s approach to nutrition counseling is weight-neutral. This means her nutrition recommendations are not dependent on, and are actually entirely separate from, your weight. Weight and BMI are poor measures of health, and incorporating health-enhancing behaviors improves health and wellbeing regardless of weight change. Our dietitian will work with you to set nutrition goals focused on eating for health and wellbeing.
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.