Schedule an Appointment
Before Your Appointment
Complete and bring a Food Record Form [PDF].
What to Expect
Your first appointment will last about an hour. Follow-up appointments will be about 30 minutes.
Nutrition consultations are free of charge for students. Faculty and staff can schedule a consultation for a fee. Call 803-777-8283 for fee specifics.
Students wanting to learn how to eat healthy can join in these sessions taught by one of our registered dietitians.
Unless you've been referred by a doctor or have a known medical condition, we'll start your nutrition education and consultation with a Balanced Eating Group appointment.
Healthy Eating Group Appointment
An hour-long group appointment, students will meet with a registered dietitian to learn how to choose balanced meals and snacks on and off campus. By the end of the group appointment, students will increase their basic nutrition knowledge, know tips for eating on a budget and understand cues for eating.
Register for a class on MyHealthSpace under Groups/Workshops.
Be Well Balanced Eating Health Coaching
As a follow-up to Healthy Eating Group, individual health coaching is available to guide participants in establishing lasting health behaviors based on their individual needs.
If you've been referred by a doctor or have a known medical condition, you should make an appointment for one-on-one nutrition services.
Programs and Events
Join us for our FREE hands-on cooking classes where you will prepare and taste three healthy and delicious recipes with our registered dietitian. These classes are for any skill level. We supply the utensils and food, you come ready to learn (and eat)! Tell your friends to sign up, too, but space is limited. Open to all current students.
Register via MyHealthSpace under Groups/Workshops. Participants with food allergies should contact the registered dietitian at least 48 hours prior to class time at 803-777-0742. Please note that those who do not attend will be charged a $10 no-show fee unless providing adequate notice.*
*If you are no longer able to attend, please avoid the no-show fee by removing yourself from the class via MyHealthSpace or by contacting Student Health Services at 803-777-8283 at least 48 hours prior to the start of class.
March 6, 21, 27
April 11, 18
Love the skin you're in! The Body Project sessions are about promoting a healthy body image. Students will learn about ways to reduce their risk for obesity, stop yo-yo dieting and improve their self-confidence.
Register via MyHealthSpace under Groups/Workshops. The Healthy Eating Group Appointment dates available in the Fall Semester are as follows:
August 26 at 3:00 p.m. in Center for Health and Well-Being room 114
September 10 at 3:30 p.m. in Center for Health and Well-Being room 114
September 23 at 3:00 p.m. in Center for Health and Well-Being room 114
October 8 at 3:30 p.m. in Center for Health and Well-Being room 114
October 21 at 3:00 p.m. in Center for Health and Well-Being room 114
November 5 at 3:30 p.m. in Center for Health and Well-Being room 114
November 18 at 3:00 p.m. in Center for Health and Well-Being room 114
December 3 at 3:30 p.m. in Center for Health and Well-Being room 114
People with disordered eating, or eating disorders, can come in any shape or size.
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We have a team of health care providers here to help if you're struggling with your eating habits or your relationship with food. For more information, call Counseling & Psychiatry at 803-777-5223.
The MedGem is an FDA approved, hand held indirect calorimeter. Your body combines food (carbohydrates, fats, and proteins) with oxygen to produce energy. The MedGem measures the amount of oxygen the body consumes (VO2) and determines resting metabolic rate (RMR) in calorie requirements/day.
The test is conducted in the morning as accurate results require the individual to be fasting (including food and caffeine) without prior activity or exercise. You cannot complete this testing if you used tobacco 2 hours before. The participant will rest in the exam room, the nose is closed shut, and then breathing is done through a mouthpiece inserted in the device. The test takes about ten minutes. After, you can discuss your results with the Registered Dietitian conducting the test.
Before Your Test
Do not eat, drink, exercise, use tobacco/nicotine or consume nutritional stimulants for at least four hours beforehand.
$45 fee for students, $102 for faculty/staff
Make an appointment by calling 803-777-8283. Please note that all metabolic tests are done in the morning.
Meal time can be very stressful for a person with a poor relationship with food. Providing
meal support as part of treatment has been shown to improve disordered eating outcomes.
The Meal Support Group surrounds students with Registered Dietitians and Mental Health
professionals to provide emotional support during meal times. This group is focused
specifically on helping students appropriately follow their meal plans and decrease
behaviors that sabotage eating and recovery. Facilitators of this group will eat snacks
alongside students to encourage appropriate food intake and provide post meal support.
Through this group, students will be empowered to complete meals and snacks without
engaging in inappropriate compensatory behaviors.
If you are interested in learning more about this group please call the HCI front desk at 803-777-8283.