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.

    Food and nutrition majors and dietetic interns build nutrition counseling skills while helping students and community members make healthy food choices.The purpose of Nutrition Connection is to provide preprofessional training in nutrition intervention to junior and senior dietetics majors and dietetic interns while providing the IUP community 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.

    Take advantage of this free educational service at IUP! Open to all IUP students, faculty, and staff.

    Nutrition Connection offers nutrition assessment and intervention through individual counseling. Services are provided by dietetic interns, who are graduate students completing supervised practice rotations to be Registered Dietitians. The dietetic interns are managed by the Dietetic Internship Director, Mrs. Jodie Seybold, MS, RDN, LDN. 

    Services are also provided by undergraduate students who have completed coursework in wellness and clinical nutrition and who are currently enrolled in FDNT 465 Nutrition Counseling and Education. Stephanie Taylor-Davis, PhD, RDN, LDN teaches the course and supervises the services.

    The daily operations of the Nutrition Connection office are managed by Nicole Schneider, a graduate assistant in the Department of Food and Nutrition. 

    For more information about Nutrition Connection and the new referral system, check out this YouTube video

    Nutrition Connection is conveniently located to serve the students and community members.What is Offered?

    • healthy eating tips
    • nutrition assessment of your current diet
    • computerized diet analysis
    • weight management information
    • physical activity
    • goal setting
    • recipes, if requested

    How do I Schedule an Appointment?

    By Appointment ONLY:.

    • Email nutrition-connection@iup.edu. Please include your name, phone number, and/or email. A counselor will be in touch to schedule an appointment.
    • Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. (in person in G12)
    • Wednesday: 2:00–7:00 p.m. (virtual with HIPPA compliant zoom)
    • Friday: 11:30am–4:30 p.m. (in person in G12)

    Where Is It Located?

    Suites on Maple East
    Center for Health and Well-Being
    901 Maple Street, Rooms G-10 and G-12