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.
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.
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) 545-2337 for an appointment.
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.