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College is an important transitional time for students. On one hand, college presents a wonderful opportunity to cultivate food preferences and lifestyle practices to promote a lifetime of health and wellbeing. On the other hand, navigating in a sea of overwhelming food choices and constant social pressures is very challenging. The Sargent Choice Nutrition Center will provide you with the knowledge and expertise you need to meet your health goals. With support from Student Health Services, Dining Services and Athletics, every student is entitled to one nutrition counseling session with a Sargent Choice Nutrition Center registered dietitian at no charge. Students at nutritional risk for any reason are eligible for more sessions. (Register)


In the video above, registered dietitian Lisa Ferreira describes how the Sargent Choice Nutrition Center works with students with special dietary considerations.

Weight Loss Essentials

Weight Loss Essentials is a unique program designed to facilitate safe and healthy weight loss for students with a Body Mass Index of 25 or higher. This program is based on the scientific evidence about nutrition and activity for safe and effective weight loss. Components of the program include individual counseling and group support. Participants are guided through an assessment of their nutrient needs in order to establish realistic goals for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight in keeping with their lifestyle demands and constraints, food preferences and health goals. Skills and strategies for meal planning, dining out, food shopping, and recipe modification are emphasized. (Register)

Group Nutrition Sessions

Sargent Choice Nutrition Center offers a regular schedule of group sessions to students with similar nutrition interests and needs. In addition, group sessions may be customized to meet the unique interests and needs of your team, club, residence hall group, etc. (Register)

Other Resources:

PDP Credit Nutrition Courses

Sargent Choice Healthy Dining Program

More Resources

Video originally featured in BU Public Relations Professor Voices. Video by BU Public Relations.

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