Meet with a Dietitian

Health Promotion and Wellness proudly offers enrolled students a variety of nutrition services to help improve health and well-being including nutrition counseling, cooking demonstrations, nutrition workshops and more. Nutrition Services are provided by registered dietitians which means they have successfully completed academic and professional requirements as well as passed a board certified exam.

The Health Promotion and Wellness dietitians follow a non-diet, weight neutral approach to nutrition. This approach includes Intuitive Eating, Health at Every Size®, and mindfulness principles to foster positive relationships with food and body image.

Nutrition Counseling

Nutrition counseling includes meeting one-on-one with a registered and licensed dietitian to discuss any concerns you may have with your current eating patterns and your relationship with food and/or your body. Nutrition counseling can be provided in person or virtually via Microsoft Teams to clients who are physically in Georgia.


If you are interested in nutrition counseling, please schedule your Nutrition Screening Appointment Here or by one of the following options:

Screening appointments last about 15 minutes and will assess your need for one-on-one nutrition counseling and/or participation in other nutrition services.

  • To avoid a $25 no show fee, please cancel or reschedule at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. 

    Any student scheduling an appointment with the KSU Registered Dietitian will be required to sign a No-Show/Cancellation Fee Agreement Form. This form authorizes Health Promotion and Wellness to initiate a $25 charge per missed appointment. If unpaid, this fee may result in withholding of grades, transcripts, future registration and the forfeiture of continued participation in nutrition counseling for the remainder of the semester. 

  • No Show-$25 Fee Will NOT be Applied IF:

    • Student provides at least 24-hour notice prior to their scheduled appointment time.
    • If cancellation is requested by voicemail/email, the time the message is received is considered the time of cancellation. For example, if a student calls/emails Monday evening at 6:30PM to cancel a 9AM appointment on Wednesday, the student will have given 35 hours and 30 minutes notice of needing to cancel the appointment.

    No Show-$25 Fee WILL be Applied IF:

    • Student provides less than 24-hour notice to their scheduled appointment time.
    • Student does not show for appointment.
    • Student is more than 15 minutes late to a scheduled appointment.

    Late Appointments:  

    • Student is less than 15 minutes late for an appointment; the session will last only until the end of the scheduled time (no fee applied).
    • Student is more than 15 minutes late to a scheduled appointment; the appointment is considered a no show and a $25 fee is applied.

    Nutrition Counseling Forms:

  • By signing below, I acknowledge that I understand and give approval for the Nutrition Appointment Fee Appeal Committee to review the information I share on this form, any documentation I submit in support of this form as well as any relevant information as it relates to the specifics of my appeal request.  

    Please fill out this form in its entirety. It must be submitted to KSU Health Promotion and Wellness no later than 10 days after the fee was charged to your account. You will be notified of the results of this appeal form via email.  

    It is strongly recommended that students submit all relevant documentation with this form as it will not be accepted after a decision has been made. If you are unsure of what forms of documentation will be accepted, please contact KSU Health Promotion and Wellness at 470-578-6394. 

    Please use the space below to explain the reason you believe that the missed appointment and/or last-minute cancellation should not be charged to your student account. Include any relevant documentation and details.  


Cooking Demonstrations

Health Promotion and Wellness’ cooking demonstration kitchen allows students an opportunity to learn how to prepare easy, nutritious and budget-friendly meals on their own. Students will not only learn new recipes, but also basic culinary skills, healthy eating and food safety tips! 

See the event calendar for upcoming cooking demonstration classes.

RECIPE COOKBOOK Students under 18 waiver & release form

Cooking Demo Dress Code

For safety reasons, students participating in cooking demos are required to follow a dress code. In the event of an accident, proper clothing provides a barrier between potential spills, burns, and drops. The dress code is as follows:

  • Hair tied back to prevent contamination of food
  • Crewneck collared shirt
  • Short-sleeve or long-sleeve shirt (no tank tops)
  • Loose-fitting, full-length pants
  • Closed toe, low-heeled, non-slip shoes

Your safety and the safety of the other participants is our top priority. Thank you in advance for your compliance.


Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas Recipe

“Dietitians Dish” Videos

Well-Balanced Meals

Food Safety Techniques

Proper Oven Technique

How to Sauté


Chopping Fruits & Vegetables

Handling Raw Meat

Nutrition Workshops

Nutrition Workshops are designed to help you dive into a nutrition topic that you find interesting. You can expect engaging education and activities and time to ask a registered dietitian your questions.

Healthy Eating for the College Student: Many college students want to eat healthy but are unsure of where to start. Health Promotion and Wellness' Healthy Eating for the College Student workshop is developed by a registered dietitian to help students learn about food's role in supporting overall health, understand the basics of building healthy meals and snacks, tune into their body’s hunger and fullness cues, and develop strategies for healthy eating while on the go and on a tight budget.

Healthy Eating on a Budget: Have you felt overwhelmed in the grocery store or unsure of how to eat healthfully within your budget? Here, you’ll learn how to make the most of your dollar, creatively plan meals for the week, and compare prices in the grocery store.

Sports Nutrition: No matter how you choose to move your body, fueling it well is important. Learn how adequate nutrition can influence your performance, how to make portable meals and snacks during a busy schedule, and build an athlete’s plate.

Intuitive Eating: In this workshop, discover your body’s signals of hunger and fullness, learn how to choose foods that satisfy them, and explore what trusting your body means.

Body Image: The goal of this workshop is to provide a framework that helps you understand and explore how you live in, experience, and feel about your body. Then, learn tools to help deconstruct and rebuild the body image you desire.

  • Seasonal Eating in Georgia

    Healthiest Fruits to Slice Into

    How to Spot a Fad Diet

    Oh, Sugar! Rethink Your Drink

Frequently Asked Questions

  • It may be beneficial to schedule a screening appointment with one of our dietitians if: 

    • You are unaware of body cues indicating hunger/satisfaction
    • You feel that food dominates your life\
    • You find yourself using exercise to compensate for your food consumption
    • You are tired of yo-yo dieting
    • You want to decipher between evidence-based nutrition information and misinformation
    • You feel your eating patterns influence your low/fluctuating energy levels
    • You do not have regular bowel movements and/or your bowel movements are difficult
    • You have been diagnosed with a nutrient deficiency (such as anemia)

    For more information about RD/RDNs:

    To schedule a screening appointment, please call 470-578-6394 or stop by Health Promotion and Wellness. Walk-in screening appointments may be available. If needed, future appointments will be scheduled.

  • A registered dietitian (RD)/registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) is a food and nutrition expert who has met academic and professional requirements including:

    • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with course work in food and nutrition sciences, food service systems management, business, economics, computer science, sociology, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, and chemistry.
    • Completion of an accredited, supervised, experiential practice programs at a healthcare facility, community agency, or food service corporation.
    • Passing the national examination by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
    • Maintaining registration and licensure by completing ongoing continuing professional education.

    Recently, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Board of Directors and the Commission on Dietetic Registration approved the use of “registered dietitian nutritionist” (RDN) by registered dietitians. The credential registered dietitian and registered dietitian nutritionist have identical meanings and legal trademark definitions. The Academy established this option to further enhance the RD brand and more accurately reflect to consumers what registered dietitians do.

  • Many dietitians work in the treatment and prevention of disease (administering medical nutrition therapy as part of the medical team) in:

    • Hospitals
    • HMOs
    • Private practice
    • Long-term care facilities

    However, dietitians are not just limited to working in those fields. Dietitians can be employed in a wide variety of settings, including:

    • Academia and research
    • University or college Wellness or Health Center
    • Public health, such as WIC (Women, Infant, and Children) and SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
    • Sports nutrition at all levels- collegiate, professional league, Olympics, etc.
    • Food Industry
    • Corporate Wellness
    • Journalism
    • Business
    • School nutrition
    • Community, such as a health club or gym
    • And more!
  • The terms “registered dietitian” (RD) and “registered dietitian nutritionist” are legally protected, just like a “registered nurse” (RN) or a “medical doctor” (MD). In order to use either title, an individual must complete specified academic and professional requirements and pass a board certified exam (see "What is a registered dietitian/registered dietitian nutritionist”). Unfortunately, some people abuse the term “nutritionist” and sell supplements or counsel people when they lack any specific education or training. Most states, including Georgia, require dietitians to be licensed if they provide nutrition counseling. When seeking nutrition services, always verify the provider is a registered dietitian (or registered dietitian nutritionist) through the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is licensed in the state they are practicing.
  • Schedule an appointment with your campus dietitian to discuss the requirements to become a registered dietitian. Call 470-578-6394 to schedule your appointment today. 

    Visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website to learn more.