Nutrition

All nutrition appointments are currently offered via telehealth. Appointments are available at the following times:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 8 am - 4 pm
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8 am - 2 pm and 6 - 8 pm

About Nutrition Services

Good nutrition is an essential part of a healthy life. Together with regular exercise, healthful eating can prevent or improve many medical problems.

UHS nutrition services can help with issues including:

• eating disorders;
• weight control;
athletic nutrition;
• nutrition for medical conditions; or
• general dietary questions.

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

Meet the Nutritionist

Special Services

Eating Disorder Evaluation

Concerned about your eating? Schedule an evaluation with our expert team; call 413-577-5101. 

You will have a 60-minute meeting with a nutritionist, who will discuss your diet history with you. You will also meet with a physician for a 30-minute medical evaluation. We will also help to connect you with a counselor as part of your treatment team. These will be separate visits.

You may be asked to have blood work prior to your first appointment with the physician. If you had blood work within the past two weeks or have seen another provider for your eating disorder, ask your provider to fax the results and notes to us, at 413-577-5440. 

If you have any questions, please call and speak with our resource nurse at 413-577-5079. We look forward to working with you!

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 413-545-2337 for an appointment.

Athletic Nutrition

UHS and the athletics department work together to provide sports nutrition services at the health center 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., C.D.E., 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.