If you or someone you know has an eating disorder — including anorexia or bulimia — we have an Eating Disorders Team that can offer the counseling, medical care and nutritional support you need.
An eating disorder affects people both physically and emotionally. Students who have an eating disorder may have extreme feelings about their weight, as well as extreme behaviors involving food. To learn more about eating disorders, please visit the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) website.
Counselors provide short-term individual and group therapy aimed at helping students reduce symptoms, understand the psychology of eating disorders, increase their ability to express emotions, and learn to define themselves in ways other than body size and food intake.
Meet with UB’s registered dietitian to assess your current eating lifestyle and get individualized support for balanced eating habits. A registered dietitian provides education and individualized intervention through a collaborative relationship, and can offer individual nutrition counseling based on your diet and goals. We offer guidance on a range of topics including weight management, allergies and sensitivities, and other eating-related medical questions and concerns.
If you’re scheduling a nutritional assessment because you want to lose weight or achieve other wellness-related goals, please fill out the food record form and bring it to your meeting. Try to record everything you eat or drink immediately after you consume it. It is essential that you record three typical days, not just “good” days. The more detailed and honest you are, the more accurate your analysis may be. Food records are helpful but are not required; if you feel uncomfortable doing them or simply choose not to complete them, that’s OK.
Contact Health Promotion to schedule an appointment with the dietitian.
Healthcare providers evaluate, monitor and educate students with disordered eating. They work closely with the mental health and nutrition experts on campus to support recovery.
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