NUTRITION SERVICES AVAILABLE AT THE MSU STUDENT HEALTH SERVICE
Nutrition services are available to students at the Swingle Building (east of the Strand Union Building). Services are free of charge if the student is taking at least 7 credits and has therefore paid health fees. The first visit requires at least 60 minutes and follow-up visits, if warranted, require at least 15-30 minutes. The dietitian will decide upon regular follow-up, as deemed appropriate to the individual’s need and/or as requested by a physician or other care provider.
- Helping students to plan simple, economical meals.
- Helping a person learn to live with food allergies or intolerances.
- Helping a person plan his/her special dietary needs (dorm menu).
- Helping sort out basic nutrition facts and media facts.
- Helping persons who want to lose body weight or achieve fitness.
- Helping persons who have an eating disorder – such as anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder (i.e. compulsive overeating).
- Helping student groups by providing presentations or materials.
- Helping athletes and active adults with nutrition-related topics and meal planning for competition.
- Helping with specific health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol.
Student Health Service/Ambulatory Services: 994-2311Physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants are available to provide general care to all individuals. In arranging an appointment, if a student mentions the possibility of an eating disorder, a care provider with education and advanced training in the field of eating disorders will be assigned for proper care. The care provider will coordinate with other team members (counselor, dietitian, family, etc.) as requested and deemed appropriate to the individual’s needs.
Student Health Service/Nutrition Services: 994-4380
A registered dietitian, licensed nutritionist is available to provide nutrition assessment, education, and care specific to the treatment of eating disorders. Nutrition therapy will be provided as long as the individual is an enrolled and eligible student at MSU/Bozeman. Referral will be provided as necessary.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS): 994-4531
Licensed counselors are available and assigned according to the individual’s needs. Any student with a potential eating disorder would be required to attend an “intake” appointment, during which time information is gathered and a therapist is assigned who would provide counseling and skills specific to the ED.
Off-Campus Services: contact information varies per selected resource
Counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists are readily available within the Bozeman community. As a student with an eating disorder transitions away from the MSU campus, community referral may be warranted. At times, inpatient treatment is needed for an individual and SHS providers can make a referral and help with the transition to a qualified facility.
Other Services: contact information varies per selected resource
On the MSU campus, the Women’s Center and the VOICE Center are both programs which educate men and women about eating disorder awareness, both in the preventative and treatment capacity. Guest speakers are often invited to campus to provide information about the role of eating disorders in an individual’s life and the impact society, the media, and other factors have on a student as he or she transitions to campus from home or another setting. The Help Center is a 24-hour crisis counseling and referral service @ 586-3333.