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Navigating nutrition can be confusing, and everyone's needs differ. Implementing the principles of Health at Every Size (HAES), UHS Nutrition strives to provide a personalized path to total body wellness.

Our approach blends nutrition and psychology to help manage a variety of health conditions including, but not limited to:

  • Gastrointestinal disorders & digestive health
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Diabetes & blood sugar management
  • Cognitive & neurological health
  • Eating disorders & disordered eating
  • Sports & performance nutrition
  • Pediatric & family nutrition
  • Meal & menu planning

Services are billed to your insurance plan. Call your insurance carrier for coverage information.

The Student Health Benefit Plan covers unlimited nutrition appointments at UHS!

Eating Disorder Evaluation

If you think you might have an eating disorder, you can call (413) 577-5039 to schedule an evaluation with our team.

You will meet with our intake nurse, and then be scheduled with a provider and nutritionist.

Counseling

Food and feelings often go hand-in-hand. Talk about what’s on your mind with a counselor from the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services. Call (413) 545-2337for an appointment.

Athletic Nutrition

UHS and the athletics department work together to provide sports nutrition services at UHS and Boyden Gymnasium. Student athletes can receive dietary evaluation, discuss nutritional issues and learn about eating for peak results. UHS nutritionist Molly Barnes, M.S., R.D., L.D.N. offers specialized services for UMass Amherst student athletes, as part of the multidisciplinary sports medicine team.

She works with players, coaches, athletic trainers and teams to provide:

  • Individual consultations and group presentations focusing on peak performance through good nutrition
  • Nutrition evaluation and suggestions for dietary enhancement
  • Guidance on achieving and maintaining healthy levels of body mass, fat and muscle mass
  • Counseling on hydration protocols
  • Support for nutrition-related challenges to performance, such as food allergies, bone mineral issues, gastrointestinal disturbances and iron-deficiency anemia
  • Information on optimal nutrition for recovery from illness or injury

Together with doctors, therapists and trainers, she also works to support and guide student-athletes who have eating disorders.

Molly Barnes
Provider Spotlight
Molly E. Barnes, MS, RD, LDN

Position: Clinical nutritionist

Joined UHS: 2016

Clinical Interests: Eating for health, wellness and prevention; management of diabetes, food allergies and sensitivities, inflammatory disease states and other chronic health conditions

Education: M.S., nutrition and M.S., clinical health psychology, Bastyr University, Kenmore, Wash.; Master’s level internships in nutrition and mental health, Bastyr Center for Natural Health, Seattle, Wash., and in mental health counseling, Evergreen State College Health and Counseling Center, Olympia, Wash.; B.S., food and nutrition and B.S., biology, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Ill.

Professional Background: More than a decade of experience as a nutritionist, clinical dietitian and diabetes educator, in settings including acute care hospitals, a university athletic center and a community-based family health center. My background includes integrative nutrition and counseling, wellness and health promotion, diabetes management, teaching and research.

Certifications and Memberships: Massachusetts Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist; Infant, child and adult CPR and first aid certified; Member, American Society for Nutrition and American Counseling Association

More About Me: I love to be outdoors, especially near mountains and water. I enjoy running, cycling, swimming and hiking, and have completed three triathlons so far. Other favorite pastimes include cooking, gardening, and learning.

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