Nutrition Connection

  • Nutrition Connection services are sponsored by the Department of Food and Nutrition with support from the Center of Health and Well-Being in the Suites on Maple East and the Student Cooperative Association. Dr. Ida Laquatra is the director of Nutrition Connection.

    Location: IUP Center for Health and Well-Being, Room G12 (Ground Floor of the Suites on Maple East)

    Phone: 724-357-4797

    The purpose of Nutrition Connection is to provide pre-professional training in nutrition intervention to junior and senior dietetics majors and to provide IUP students with information about nutrition for a variety of personal concerns. The overall goal of Nutrition Connection is to promote healthy eating and body weight, with nutrition recommendations tailored to meet individual needs, preferences, and goals.

    Nutrition Connection offers nutrition assessment and intervention through individual counseling. Services are provided by students who have completed coursework in wellness and clinical nutrition and who are currently enrolled in FDNT 463 Nutrition Counseling. A Registered Dietitian and IUP faculty member, Dr. Ida Laquatra, teaches the course and supervises all of the services. Services are also monitored by graduate student dietetic interns. 

    Nutrition Connection is a free service to IUP students concerned about healthy eating habits, fitness, weight management, nutrition-related medical problems, or eating disorders.