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.

    The purpose of Nutrition Connection is to provide preprofessional training in nutrition intervention to junior and senior dietetics majors and to provide 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 students who have completed coursework in wellness and clinical nutrition and who are currently enrolled in FDNT 463 Nutrition Counseling. Idamarie Laquatra, PhD, RD, LDN teaches the course and supervises all of the services. Services are also monitored by a graduate assistant who is a registered dietitian and graduate student dietetic interns.

    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?

    Walk-ins are welcome:

    • Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.–Noon
    • Thursday: 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
    • Or call 724-357-4797 to make an appointment. Leave a message with your name, phone number, and/or e-mail. A counselor will call you back to schedule an appointment.

    Where Is It Located?

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