HOURS: Monday – Friday, by appointment only.
At SHCC, we offer nutrition guidance in a respectful, non-judgmental and caring environment to help you develop lifelong healthy eating patterns. We provide evidence-based medical nutrition therapy for a variety of different medical conditions including: vegan and vegetarian lifestyles, general healthy eating, disordered eating concerns, diabetes and prediabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol issues, and GI disorders.
What to expect:
We have a non-diet approach to nutrition counseling. At your first appointment, we will discuss your needs and help you develop strategies for improving your health.
To make an appointment, call 352-392-1161 and ask for an appointment with your assigned SHCC primary care provider (PCP) to obtain a nutrition referral. If you see a medical provider outside of UF, they can also make a referral.
Who Can Be Seen?
Any currently enrolled UF student is eligible to be seen. The tuition student health fee covers any patient financial responsibility for currently enrolled students, so there is no charge for enrolled students!
How to be seen
Call your assigned primary care team or (352) 392-1161 to schedule an appointment. You will need to bring your current insurance card and I.D to this appointment. Your PCP will make a referral and you will get a message from MyChart to schedule your nutrition appointment.
If you need to cancel your appointment, be sure to cancel at least 24 hrs before your scheduled time to avoid a charge. There is a $25 no-show fee if you don’t keep your appointment.
Not an enrolled student?
Post-doctoral students, student spouses, staff, and students NOT currently enrolled are responsible for any co-payment and/or what is not covered by insurance. Please contact your insurance company to find out your financial responsibility before making an appointment. Please note: Nutrition services are not always covered by insurance policies, so it is important to check before you make an appointment.
- RecSports provides nutrition counseling for students, staff, alumni, spouses, and faculty and staff of UF and UF Health Shands with a valid GatorLink ID: https://recsports.ufl.edu/fitness/nutrition-services/
- Members of GatorCare or Gator GradCare have access to discounted rates for WeightWatchers® (also known as WW®) https://gatorcare.org/health-resources/ww/
Disordered eating Concerns?
If you are struggling with disordered eating or worrying that your food intake is causing stress, we can help you find support and the next level of care that is appropriate for your recovery.
Farmer’s Markets & Fresh Produce
- Alachua County Farmers
- Haile Farmers’ Market
- Grove Street Farmers’ Market
- GNV Market at Heartwood
- Tioga Community Farmers’ Market
- Newberry Farmers Market | Newberry Florida
- High Springs Farmers’ Market | High Springs Florida
- North Florida North Florida U-Pick farms: Find a pick your own farm near you in North Florida for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins, organic foods,local produce and more!
Interested in supporting Farmers while getting seasonal produce? Try a CSA!
When looking for a reliable source of nutrition information, it is helpful to look for a site that ends in “.gov, .org or .edu.” If the website ends in “.com” they may be trying to sell you something, which is not always a safe option.
- ChooseMyPlate.gov, 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.
- Nutrition.gov is a USDA-sponsored website that offers credible information to help you make healthful eating choices.
- EatRight.org 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.
- Nutrition Services at UF RecSports has information on nutrition services through UF RecSports on campus
- 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 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.
- Dine On Campus at University of Florida : Information on where to eat on campus and campus meal plans for students and commuters.
Smartphone apps & Websites for meal preparation
- Tasty: Tasty – Food videos and recipes
- Mealime Meal Planner: Mealime – Meal Planning App for Healthy Eating – Get it for Free Today!
- Big Oven: 1,000,000+ Recipes, Meal Planner and Grocery List | BigOven
Plant-based Cooking Apps:
- Garden Plate: Garden Plate -Clean and green vegetarian recipes (gardenplateapp.com)
- Vegan Recipes and Meal Plans: Vegan Recipes & Meal Plans on the App Store (apple.com)
- Forks Meal Pattern by Forks over Knives: Plant-Based Recipes, a Comprehensive Archive | Forks Over Knives