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NUTRITION AND FOOD ACCESS 

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to finding the nutrition we each need. Making choices when it comes to eating is an individual journey that depends on each person's resources, access to food options, lifestyle, medical history, and nutritional needs. What we choose to put in our bodies can have a significant impact on our performance and our overall health.

As students, it can be challenging to find the time or resources to eat balanced meals in an intentional way. Food is often consumed on-the-go, between classes, or during late-night study sessions. It can also be difficult to know which choices are optimal when it comes to food. The cheapest, fastest options aren't always the best for us and even foods labeled as "healthy" don't always give us all of the nutrients our bodies need.

OTHER VCU RESOURCES

VCU DINE

The Registered Dietitian for VCU Dine is located in Shafer Court Dining Center. The RDN can help you with one-on-one consultations, tour the dining facilities, and assist with allergies and special dietary needs.

To contact the RDN, call  (804) 828-0306 or email Julia Danisewicz

UNIVERSITY STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES 

The Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) at Student Health can help you take nutrition information and personalize it  in a way that makes sense for you. To make an appointment with the RDN, call Student Health at (804) 828-8828.

VCU RAM PANTRY

The mission of Ram Pantry is to ensure food security, human dignity and well-being on campus by providing in-need VCU students with food.