Nutrition and Diet
The Cuesta Student Health Services and Nutrition Department have teamed up to offer a free program to students: NEAT (Nutrition Education Action Team). Students can come to the Health Center and meet with a peer educator to learn about nutrition, discuss their personalized diet analysis, and set positive lifestyle and nutritional goals such as nutrition for athletics, fitness, weight changes, or just to get a few ideas for SMART goal changes after discussing their diet analysis.
All of our Nutrition peer educators have completed the full weekend Cal Poly Bacchus peer education training certification, the Cuesta College Mental Health Training, 3 Nutrition courses, an Independent Study course with me, and an international nutrition conference. They use the Esha Research Nutrition Calc Diet Analysis Software, which is more detailed and meaningful than current free Apps.
Each session is 30 minutes, confidential, fun, and free for enrolled Cuesta students! Contact us for more info.
- Visit Campus Well to learn more about healthy choices, fun recipes, well tips, nutrition and more.
- CalFresh is a California financial aid program that helps students buy food and eat healthier.
It won’t affect your financial aid and you don’t need your parent's tax return information
Apply today: https://students.getcalfresh.org/
- PBNC Cuesta has a Plant Based Nutrition Club, check out their Facebook for more information!
- Livestrong's MyPlate Want to know exactly how much sodium you consumed today? Cholesterol? Sugar? Calcium? MyPlate's daily nutrition charts and graphs give you everything you need to know to make decisions about your diet, and helps you set goals.
- Food Insight is the information hub created and curated by nutrition and food safety experts at the International Food Information Council (IFIC). IFIC is a nonprofit educational organization with a mission to effectively communicate science-based information about health, nutrition, food safety and agriculture.
- National Eating Disorders Association Information for men and women on eating disorders, their precursors, how to help a friend and the importance of treatment.
- Eating Disorder Referrals // (805) 549-8989
The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders ANAD provides free support to those struggling with eating disorders.
Helpline// (630) 577-1330
Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is a community of people who support each other in order to recover from compulsive eating and food behaviors.
Helpline// (505) 891-2664
- The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, available 24 hours everyday: 1-800-273-8255
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
- A Comprehensive Guide to Eating Disorders and How to Help