Nutrition

Health Initiatives has two registered dietitians on staff to help you have healthful and balanced eating habits, on and off campus. We encourage you to eat a balanced variety of foods that satisfy both your body and mind. Here are some quick tips of how you can get started:

The Body Positive

Through the generous allotment from JAC, Health Initiatives is bringing The Body Positive to campus.  The mission of The Body Positive program is, “To teach people how to develop balanced, joyful self-care and a relationship with their whole selves that is guided by love, forgiveness, and humor so they can focus on the things in life that really matter.” Research completed in 2014 at Stanford University demonstrated that the Be Body Positive model is strongly associated with self-compassion, healthy eating and exercise, more satisfying relationships, emotional wellbeing, and lower levels of anxiety.  We hope to bring this mindset to Georgia Tech to create a culture where positive body image, healthful eating, and self-care are the expected norms. 

To gain access to the following:

Be Body Positive Fundamentals course: A deeper dive into the 5 Competencies for personal exploration

“With the Be Body Positive Fundamentals Course, you have the opportunity to transform your relationship with your body (and whole self) into one that is guided by love, forgiveness, and humor. In this course, The Body Positive’s co-founders, Connie Sobczak and Elizabeth Scott, LCSW, CEDS-S, bring their work to life through engaging teaching and storytelling. You’ll have access to videos, guided meditations, and worksheets where you can do your own self-exploration with the course material.

You’ll gain tools to overcome the obstacles that block you from:

Being as kind to yourself as you are to others

Learning and growing through making “mistakes”

Developing sustainable eating and exercise habits

Trusting your intuitive wisdom to help you make choices—big and small

Having a relationship with your body and beauty that is connected to your life force

Living with more freedom, confidence, and joy—and finding humor in being human!” – The Body Positive.org

For further information on the course visit: https://courses.thebodypositive.org/p/fundamentals-individuals

Body Positive Health course

This course is an abridged version (2hr) of the full fundamentals course. Not sure if you’re ready for the full course? This is a great place to start! You can decide to complete the fundamentals course after learning more.

Interested in becoming a Body Positive facilitator?

Email us at nutrition@gatech.edu.

These opportunities are open to students, faculty, and staff

 

Programs & Services

Nutrition Counseling

Photo of a cluster of blueberries.

Learn more about the nutrition counseling services offered in Health Initiatives.

Intuitive Eating Program

Explore your relationship with food, dieting, and body image! Intuitive eating is an evidence-based non-diet approach that will help you create a balanced and compassionate relationship with food and your body.

Outreach & Presentations

Our team provides pre-planned and custom presentations and a variety of outreach events each semester.

Grocery Store Tours

Is your residence hall, group, or organization interested in a grocery store tour specific to your nutrition needs? Contact us at nutrition@gatech.edu to coordinate your tour.

Tuesday Tastes

Every Tuesday, Health Initiatives is cooking up a new healthy meal for you to try. Check out all the recipes we have gone through so far.

Resources

Eating Well on Campus

Eating well on campus can be easily navigated using Dining identifiers, and looking at posted menus and nutrition info.

GT Dining

  • Healthy vending machines 
    • Clough Commons 1st floor, 3rd floor, 4th floor
    • Student Center 2nd floor
    • Nanotechnology Research Center 2nd floor
    • Van Leer (ECE) 2nd floor
    • CRC Concourse Level 2nd floor