Bucknell Nutrition services offers students a wide variety of programs that educate and help students maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Medical Nutrition Therapy
Our Medical Nutrition Therapy program helps students manage their health and medical conditions through nutritional intervention. Nutrition therapy is the science of proper diet, lifestyle strategies and therapeutic nutrition intervention to correct nutritional insufficiencies, promote optimal health and prevent, manage or correct medical problems. Complementary nutrition therapy optimizes nutritional health in order to enhance medical care and treatment.
Partnership for a Healthy America Healthier Campus Initiative
Bucknell is a member of the Healthier Campus Initiative, a Partnership for a Healthy America effort to make campuses healthier by adopting guidelines around food and nutrition, physical activity and programming.
Nutritional Therapy for the Treatment of Eating Disorders
In the United States, as many as 10 million females and one million males are fighting a life and death battle with an eating disorder, such as anorexia or bulimia. Approximately 25 million more are struggling with binge eating disorder (Crowther et al., 1992; Fairburn et al., 1993; Gordon, 1990; Hoeck, 1995; Shisslak et al., 1995).
Because of the secretiveness and shame associated with eating disorders, many cases are probably not reported. In addition, many individuals struggle with body dissatisfaction and sub-clinical disordered eating attitudes and behaviors. The Nutrition Specialist, LLC, in conjunction with a professional psychotherapist, will work together to offer a unique, confidential, multi-disciplinary approach in the treatment of eating disorders.
HEART (Healthy Eating And Referral Team)
HEART is a multidisciplinary team created to help optimize your health and well-being when dealing with difficult issues surrounding disordered eating patterns, body image issues and/or exercise abuse. reaching out to one of HEART's providers to help you with your nutritional, medical, and/or physiological concerns is right at your fingertips.
Sports Specific Nutritional Therapy
Athletics is becoming increasingly competitive on every level. More and more emphasis is being placed on how well athletes perform. Nothing is more important to your ability to perform than good nutrition. Knowing when and what to eat can have an incredible impact on your performance. Eating the right foods helps you maintain a desirable body weight, helps to make you nutritionally sound and provides you with the energy needed to train daily. Without the right foods, even the best physical conditioning and expert coaching aren't enough. Good nutrition must be a key part of your training program if you are to succeed.