Nutrition & Eating Concerns

Many people don’t realize that we are all born with the intuition to recognize when we’re hungry and when we’ve had just enough; when we engage in body movement that we enjoy and when it’s time to rest. We know which foods fuel us so we can perform at our best, and the ones we eat simply because we enjoy them. Unfortunately, we live in a diet culture that promotes the idea that there are “good” and “bad” foods, and tries to dictate what our bodies should look like. Diet culture disrupts our trust to know what is best for our own health and wellness. A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist can help you discern nutrition facts from fiction, learn to trust your body’s cues again, and get off the diet roller coaster for good (or perhaps avoid it in the first place!).

  • Does your day feel consumed by thoughts about food, exercise, and/or counting calories?

  • Have you missed out on fun social events because you’ve found yourself preoccupied by thoughts about food?

  • Do you categorize foods as healthy or unhealthy, and feel guilty for violating self-imposed food rules?

  • Are you concerned that your eating patterns have become disordered?

The Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Health Services can help. Nutrition visits are confidential and covered under your Health Services fee, so insurance is not billed, and there is no session limit. To schedule an appointment, please call 401-863-3558.

Some physically active people are at risk for Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport or RED-S. This often unrecognized disorder can include low energy availability (inadequate caloric intake); with or without disordered eating; amenorrhea (lack of menstrual periods); and low bone mineral density.

It's important to know that, in the context of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport, disordered eating includes both intentional and non-intentional under-consumption of calories. This can occur both as a function of poor eating habits and as a function of too intense exercise.

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