Graduate students enrolled in nutrition counseling will bring the text book to life by offering one-on-one nutrition counseling throughout the spring semester.
Volunteers will be paired with a graduate student to receive on-going counseling.
At the scheduled session, dietetic students will perform a brief nutrition assessment, determine energy needs and assist the volunteer in developing behavior-change goals for healthy eating. Students will be practicing the use of motivational interviewing and theory based nutrition counseling skills.
Volunteers must be willing to complete a three-day food record, nutrition history form, and commit to meeting with their student counselor three times throughout the semester.
The initial session will last about 60 minutes with follow-ups lasting 30-45 minutes. Phone and email follow-ups also will provide tips to keep you motivated throughout the semester. All sessions will be recorded for analysis of the student's counseling skills.
If you are interested in helping students develop their counseling skills while improving your nutritional health, call Amy Moore, instructor for the department of nutrition and dietetics, at 314-977-8671 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank You for your interest in your health and in helping our students.!