Nutritionist with female patient

About Nutrition Coaching

One-on-one nutrition coaching is available during the fall and spring semesters. The Nutrition Office is located off the track in the main gym at the Recreation Center.

Reasons to Meet with a Nutrition Coach

  • Feel tired during the day and have a hard time keeping your energy up for class and studying?
    Our team can show you how the right foods can boost energy and concentration.
  • Feel unhappy with your weight and think about food all the time?
    Our team can help you feel comfortable with your size and enjoy food again.
  • Spend a lot of time at the gym but not getting the results you want?
    Our team works with you to develop a nutrition plan that provides the right nutrients at the right time.
  • Eat a lot of canned, boxed, or frozen foods because you are unsure how to cook?
    Our team teaches you easy ways to prepare healthy meals and snacks.
  • Want to eat healthy in the dining halls but not sure how?
    Our team can help guide you towards building a healthy plate.

Scope of Care

Our nutrition coaches are graduate nutrition students in training to become Registered Dietitian Nutritionists. They provide nutrition support for general health and well-being, sports nutrition, and some medical conditions such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Nutrition Coaches are supervised by our campus dietitian nutritionist, Meg Burnham, M.S., RDN, CSSD, LDN.

  • Nutrition coaches do not provide nutrition support for complex medical conditions such as new or uncontrolled diabetes or eating disorders.
  • If you are an NIU student with complex conditions or eating disorders, you are eligible to seek the care of Meg Burnham.
  • If you have complex conditions and are not an NIU student,  please contact your insurance carrier for a listing of in-network dietitian nutritionists.
    • Please reach out to Meg Burnham if you need assistance locating a nutrition professional.

"I was really satisfied with my experience with nutrition coaching! I learned extremely valuable information that relates directly to my life and that I will be able to use for years. Overall, I feel like I understand nutrition at a much deeper level than I used to, which has led to me feeling much more confident in my nutritional decisions."by Kaitlin M.

Contact Us

Nutrition Coaching
Recreation Center
(located off the track in the main gym)

815-753-9416
recwellnutrition@niu.edu

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