Ask a Registered Dietitian

Our dietitians are ready to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Below you can find frequently asked questions! If you have additional questions that are not answered here email us at nutrition@gatech.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make an appointment?  

To make an appointment, call 404-8949980, or stop by Health Initiatives, on the 2nd floor of Stamps Health Services building. Meet with one of our dietitians for $5.  Each initial visit includes a one-hour appointment, an analysis of your current eating pattern, and an action plan.

Where are the Registered Dietitians located on campus? 

They are located in Health Initiatives on the 2nd floor of Stamps Health Services building. 

I have tried to lose weight using various diet methods, why isn't it working? 

Research shows us that weight loss programs are not effective at improving health and often cause harm. Read more here.

I'm concerned I may have an eating disorder, where can I go to get help?

Our multidisciplinary Eating Disorder Treatment Team is made up of representatives from Primary Care, Psychiatry, Women’s Health, Nutrition, and the GT Counseling Center. We identify students with symptoms of an eating disorder, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating, and overeating disorders, and create individualized treatment plans. The treatment plan typically consists of nutrition assessments, as well as medical and psychiatric evaluations and treatment. To address your concerns, call 404-894-9980 (Health Initiatives) to make an appointment with a dietitian.

How can I find more information about my options for eating on campus?

You can check out the Bite app or GT Dining’s What’s Open Now to check out menu items and nutrition information for GT Dining locations. You can also contact GT Dining online or call 404-894-2383.

Where can I find vegan/ vegetarian-friendly options on campus?

Vegan and vegetarian items are denoted with VG (vegan) or V (vegetarian). There are multiple options at all of GT Dining’s locations.  You can also check out the Bite app or GT Dining’s What’s Open Now. Georgia Tech’s campus dietitians, with GT Dining, have also created a Vegan’s Guide to West Village. Looking for a fellow GT vegan or vegetarian? Email GT Veggie Jackets.

 

How can I manage my food allergy on campus? 

Students with food allergies have several options to choose from when eating on campus. Simple Servings is GT Dining’s allergen-free platform. Simple Servings offers a safe dining option for those who have food allergies or intolerances to wheat, egg, dairy, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, and shellfish, as well as gluten and allium (onions and garlic). At other platforms, items are listed with potential allergens. Simple Servings can be found at both North Ave Dining and West Village. For more information, go to GT Dining and FARE

 

I'm experiencing financial difficulties, are there any nutrition resources available to support me on campus?    

Klemis Kitchen is an organization created by GT students that provides food to fellow students who have financially had to put their education before nutrition. They provide free meals to college students in need. With the help of Campus Kitchens, a national effort towards student-powered hunger relief, our volunteers prepare individual meals from campus dining halls. You can refer yourself or a friend at klemiskitchen.gatech.edu