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Nutrition Services

PHONE: Call (352) 392-1161
or your assigned Primary Care Team:

  • Blue Team: (352) 294-7466
  • Green Team: (352) 294-7471
  • Orange Team: (352) 294-7475
  • Red Team: (352) 294-7465

LOCATION: First Floor, Infirmary Building, 280 Fletcher Drive – Check in at Green Team

HOURS (subject to change during holidays/breaks):
– Fall/Spring: M–F 8am–5pm
– Summer: M–F 8am–4:30pm

Janis Mena, MPH, RDN, LD/N

Janis Mena


Currently enrolled students can make an appointment with the SHCC’s registered dietitian for nutrition education and counseling in Nutrition Services, located on the first floor of the the Infirmary Building. The health fee included with tuition covers patient financial responsibility associated with most SHCC office visits.

Appointments and forms

Call your assigned Primary Care Team or (352) 392-1161 to schedule an appointment. You will need to bring your current insurance card and a completed Nutrition Questionnaire to your first appointment.

Call to cancel, or cancel online to avoid a no-show charge. NOTE: The no-show charge will be $25 beginning May 4, 2016, and may be incurred if patients do not arrive on time – within 10-15 minutes of the scheduled time – or do not cancel.

During the first session we will begin an assessment, discuss nutrition recommendations and help you develop a plan to achieve your nutrition goals. After this, you are eligible to schedule follow-up appointments.

Available services

Nutrition Services can address:

  • Weight gain
  • Weight loss
  • Eating disorders
  • Vegan and vegetarian lifestyles
  • Gluten-free living
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure and high cholesterol
  • Tips for busy college students
  • General nutrition information

Cookbooks and farmers markets

The Gator Grub Cookbook was developed by registered dietitians with students’ busy lifestyles in mind. The Hungry Gator Cookbook from our friends at GatorWell Health Promotion Services is another great resource.

We also encourage students to review our lists of U-Pick Farms and Farmers Markets in the area to find out where to pick up locally grown or produced foods.

Gator Fuel 101 from GatorWell

Online presentations

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Additional resources

  • (formerly, created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, helps individuals use the established Dietary Guidelines for Americans to: make smart choices from every food group; find balance between food and physical activity; get the most nutrition out of calories; and stay within daily calorie needs.
  • is the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ (AND) comprehensive website for students, health professionals and the general public. Contains trustworthy, science-based food and nutrition information.
  • EDIS, the Electronic Data Information Source of the UF/IFAS Extension, contains information about health and nutrition in Florida, including: 4-H health; disease prevention and management; eating well; health care; hygiene; medicines and supplements; mental health; physical activity; physical health; pregnancy and fertility; and health and nutrition for special populations.
  • FieldandFork

  • Field and Fork Food Campus Food Program: The Field and Fork Campus Food Program is a collaboration to create awareness about food insecurity and sustainable food practices. The program seeks to not only provide healthy food, but educate Gators on how to make balanced food choices.

    The Pantry, intended to assist members of our campus community who experience food insecurity, offers fresh produce, non-perishable foods, canned goods and toiletries free of charge. The Pantry is open Tuesdays, 1 to 7 p.m.; Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call (352) 294-3601 or email

  • Gator Dining Services at UF
  • GatorWell Health Promotion Services – Healthy Eating and Active Living