Office of Student Life

Student Wellness Center

Nutrition Coaching

Nutrition coaching is free to all currently enrolled Ohio State students who want to enhance their health and wellbeing, and is intended to help students identify any imbalance in their food intake and explore ways to optimize their nutrition needs. Visit the Nutrition Education page for more resources. 

1. Handouts

Complete the following handouts and bring these to your appointment (virtual or in-person). These can be found in the right side bar at the top of the page.

  • The Food Log is used to identify any dietary imbalances and explore ways to optimize your nutrition needs. (For questions or concerns with this activity, contact nutrition@osu.edu). 
  • The Food Preferences (optional) is used for creating meal and snack ideas and is especially helpful if you have dietary limits (e.g. food allergies, "picky" eater) or dietary preferences (e.g. plant-based). 

2. Schedule a Session

Appointments will be available to schedule for spring semester by January 3.

The first session is 50 minutes and includes a nutrition assessment, education and goal setting. Follow-up appointments are available in 45-minute sessions for those who have completed a first session. Both in-person and virtual appointments are available.

When you schedule an appointment, select from the following options:

Disordered Eating if you eat less than 1,200 calories per day, follow a short-term diet (e.g. keto), fast or skip meals, avoid eating when hungry, over-exercise, binge or purge, use laxatives or diet pills to lose weight, etc.

General Health if you want help with topics like establishing a healthy diet, mindful/intuitive eating, food allergies or intolerances, event training, health conditions (e.g. Hypothyroidism, acid reflux), etc.

Important Considerations:

  • If you need to reschedule a first-time appointment, contact nutrition@osu.edu to avoid completing the intake form again.
  • If you have difficulty finding a day and time for your appointment, email nutrition@osu.edu.
  • Full-time faculty/staff, including those who are taking classes, are encouraged to use their Ohio State health insurance to meet with a dietitian.
  • Appointments are available via Zoom for students enrolled at Ohio State's regional campuses (Marion, Mansfield, Newark, Lima and Wooster) and while away from Columbus campus for other circumstances (e.g., semester abroad, summer at home, internship out of state).  

Accommodation Requests

The Student Wellness Center is committed to providing services, programs and events that are accessible to all graduate, professional and undergraduate students. Please communicate accessibility requests with Associate Director, Brendan Greisberger at Greisberger.5@osu.edu and note your accessibility needs.  To ensure an accommodation, please send the notification at least one week in advance of your request.