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Nutrition Counseling




Nutrition Counseling Services

Our dietitian offers nutrition counseling services to anyone, regardless of your wellness goals. Whether you're focused on management of chronic disease, recovery from disordered eating, navigating food allergies and sensitivities, sports nutrition, or weight management, Louise Cruz RDN, LD  will guide you to make healthy food choices that fit in to your traditions, culture and lifestyle. 

One-on-One Counseling Pricing

  • 1-hour initial session: $50 ($30 for OHIO students with valid PID*)
  • 30-minute follow-up sessions: $25 ($15 for OHIO students with valid PID*)

Sessions can be purchased online through the WellWorks Member Portal or in person at our Front Desk (Grover Center E124). Anyone can create a free account on the portal to be able to place an online purchase. 

*Students must provide their PID# when purchasing their session. Each PID# will be verified and if eligibility cannot be verified, the client's funds will be reimbursed and the client will be asked to purchase a non-student session, instead.

For more details, please see our Nutrition Counseling Policies. 


Scheduling One-on-One Counseling 

In order to streamline your counseling experience, clients must first purchase a counseling session before receiving the link to schedule an appointment. 

Check out our step-by-step guide to purchasing and scheduling your counseling session.


Specialty Programming

Clients and members of the Ohio University and Athens communities have the pleasure of participating in nutrition programming from our RDN in a variety of modalities, including online Nutrition Break videos, hands-on workshops, educational presentations and more. Read on to learn how to request a presentation or attend a pre-scheduled nutrition event.

Mindful Eating


Mindful eating is a type of eating that focuses on eating experiences, body-related sensations, and thoughts and feelings about food, with heightened awareness without judgement. When you eat mindfully, you use all of your physical and emotional senses to experience and enjoy the food choices that you are making.

Mindful Eating Specialty Class

If you’re ready to heal your relationship with food and break-up with diet culture, please join us as we focus on Mindful Eating! In this 6-month program, you will gain the tools, skills and support you need to pay attention to the foods being chosen, your internal and external physical cues, and your responses to those cues.

Registration for the Spring 2022 cohort has closed. To receive an email when a new cohort of this program opens, please provide your email address using the link below:

Mindful Eating Interest Form

Woman eating mindfully

Presentation Requests:

Interested in scheduling a nutrition-related presentation for a staff meeting or a guest lecture for an academic class/program?  We can do that!

Please reach out to our dietitian at 740-593-0250 or cruzl@ohio.edu to discuss topics that would meet your needs. Popular topics include:

  • Mindful and Intuitive Eating
  • Eating During a Pandemic
  • Nutrition Tips for Heart Health
  • Savvy Snacking and Sipping 
  • Food Swaps to Boost Your Health
  • Introduction to Plant Based Eating
  • Smart Steps for Food Safety
Date Night food class

Upcoming Nutrition and Wellness Events

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Mindful Eating Intro Calls: Ohio University Employees: Fall in love with eating again by practicing mindful eating! By training your mind and body to practice mindful eating, you can break up with diets and confidently eat with enjoyment and satisfaction. During this virtual program, participants will speak with Louise Cruz, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist & Licensed Dietitian to learn about the WHY and WHAT of Mindful Eating. She'll also offer recommendations for finding your HOW through additional programs offered by Ohio University WellWorks. In an effort to accommodate various schedules, this free program will be offered twice (Feb 15 at 12pm and Feb 16 at 5:30pm). 

This event will occur via Teams. Please register for this event to receive the event URL.

Sunday, August 21 100 Day Challenge Virtual Check-In 6:00 AM — 8:00 PM
Monday, August 22 100 Day Challenge Virtual Check-In 6:00 AM — 8:00 PM
Thursday, August 25 100 Day Challenge Virtual Check-In 6:00 AM — 8:00 PM
Sunday, August 28 100 Day Challenge Virtual Check-In 6:00 AM — 8:00 PM
Monday, August 29 100 Day Challenge Virtual Check-In 6:00 AM — 8:00 PM
Thursday, September 1 100 Day Challenge Virtual Check-In 6:00 AM — 8:00 PM