What is the nutrition care philosophy of the SCNC?
Nutrition provides the underlying strength to fully engage in treatment, speed physical healing, overcome daily challenges, and achieve individual life goals.
Nutrition care for eating disorders is a unique, collaborative process. You, your RDN, and each member of the multidisciplinary care team will work together toward your recovery.
Confidence in meal planning, food shopping, dining out, and eating in social situations is essential for lasting recovery.
A variety of evidence-based tools are used to help you achieve a balanced, flexible, and ultimately autonomous relationship with food.
Why choose the SCNC?
- Seven Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) with advanced degrees and specialized training in eating disorders.
- Specific expertise in associated and co-occurring concerns including female athlete triad, digestive disorders, food allergies, and vegetarian nutrition.
- The most current, evidence-based, outpatient and transitional nutrition care practices.
- Strong relationships with eating disorder treatment centers locally and across the country.
- SCNC is part of Boston University, a leading research institution with undergraduate and graduate programs in nutrition.
Our RDNs are participating providers for:
- Aetna Student Health
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Tufts Health Plan
- United Healthcare
- Cigna Healthcare
Register for an appointment with one of our experts today.
Individuals Outside the University
We encourage you to check with your insurance company to determine if your health plan includes a nutrition counseling benefit. Register below using our secure communication system, and our Staff Coordinator will contact you to answer any questions you may have and schedule your first appointment.
Eating Disorder Support at Boston University
The SCNC works closely with the medical team at Student Health Services and mental health professionals at Behavioral Medicine to support students with eating disorders at BU. Students at nutritional risk are eligible for up to four one-hour nutrition counseling sessions per academic year at no charge. Students requiring more than four visits per academic year may continue to work with their SCNC RDN on a fee-for-service basis. Students may be eligible for health insurance coverage for these visits, depending on their healthcare plan. Deductibles, copayments, and/or coinsurance may apply.
BU Faculty & Staff
SCNC RDNs are conveniently located at two locations on the Charles River Campus. We encourage you to check with your insurance company to determine if your health plan includes a nutrition counseling benefit. Register below using our secure communication system, and our Staff Coordinator will contact you to answer any questions you may have and schedule your first appointment.