Nutrition is an essential cornerstone of prevention and therapy for many chronic diseases and conditions. Our nutrition experts will help you develop a sustainable plan of eating to meet your health goals. Common referrals include:
Why choose the SCNC?
A team of seven RDNs with specialized training to help you achieve your goals
- Blood pressure
- Diabetes and prediabetes
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Eating disorders and disordered eating
- Celiac disease/gluten free diet instruction
- Food allergies and sensitivities
- Digestive disorders/FODMAP
- Weight management
- Sports nutrition
- Vegetarian or vegan meal planning
Sargent Choice Nutrition Center Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (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.
BU students are eligible for one individual session with an RDN for healthy meal planning at no charge, after completing a nutrition workshop.
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
The SCNC offers a unique Risk Factor Management Package as part of BU’s Health and Wellness program. The package is designed for BU employees with cardiac risk factors such as a Body Mass Index of 25 or higher, diabetes or prediabetes, and elevated blood pressure or cholesterol. BU employees with digestive disorders are also eligible for this program. This package is based on the scientific evidence about nutrition and activity for health promotion, and safe and effective weight management. 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 restrictions and preferences, and health goals. Skills and strategies for meal planning, dining out, food shopping, and recipe modification are emphasized. This package includes up to four individual sessions with an RDN.
Package Fee for BU Faculty & Staff: $50