With your wellness fee you get unlimited nutrition services for FREE! Regardless of your insurance plan, you still have access to this service as part of your wellness fee. Nutrition counseling is available to students on all three campuses.
The telehealth visits are available by phone and confidential zoom video. No referral needed.
- Online through the Medical Portal
- Call the Student Health Services Front Desk at 209-946-2315, option 1
If you have more questions regarding nutrition services, email Charlotte Felix directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why See the Dietitian?
A Registered Dietitian can help you navigate complicated topics surrounding food and nutrition related disease. Below are a list of some reasons someone might make a nutrition counseling appointment:
- Digestive issues, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Food intolerances and allergies
- Chronic diseases (i.e., diabetes, obesity, heart disease, kidney disease) or chronic disease prevention
- Weight loss or weight gain (intentional or unintentional)
- Eating Disorder Therapy as part of a comprehensive care team including the campus doctors and the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) staff
- Sports/Athletic performance nutrition
- Lifestyle and behavioral counseling to achieve optimal health
- Eating Disorder Helpline
- National Eating Disorders Association
- University of the Pacific Counseling and Psychological Services
Gastro-intestinal Disease and Disorders
- National Institute of Health's Digestive Diseases
- International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders
- American College of Gastroenterology
- The Vegetarian Resource Group
- Eat Right's Vegetarian Nutrition
- Vegan Health: Evidenced Based Recommendations
- Vegan Starter Kit: Intro to What it Means to Eat Vegan
- Food Keeper App: helps you understand food and beverage storage
Vitamins and Supplements
Organic vs Non Organic?
This can be tricky to navigate. When deciding what produce to spend the extra money on for organic, consult the list made by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) who regularly updates what crops are highest in pesticide residue. They list the top 50 popular crops, where 1 has the highest pesticide residue, and should be purchased organic when possible, and 50 contains the lowest pesticide residue, so you can save your money and buy the conventional.
Those crops that are best bought organic will be cheaper when the produce is in season, so it can be helpful to get in the habit of shopping seasonally. You can also look in the frozen aisle for organic produce — these are often the highest in nutrients anyway since they are frozen immediately after harvest!
Eating on a Budget
Check out our Pacific Pantry to supplement your own pantry - it stocks lots of great non-perishables and when Pacific's own Robb garden is producing, there are some farm fresh produce items as well!
Learn more about how to read a nutrition label here.
Sport Specific Handouts