Ask the Dietitian: Meet our new Nutrition Outreach Workers (NOW)

September 15, 2017

There are new food experts in town! Please meet the Nutrition Outreach Workers, aka NOW.

Nutrition Outreach Workers Fall 2017 photo

These eight amazing students were selected from many qualified applicants for a brand new work study program housed at University Health Services. Thanks to Basic Needs Security and Wellness Fee funding, NOW team members are receiving intensive nutrition training in three main areas:

  • general nutrition for health and wellness

  • food and cooking skills

  • body image and eating disorder prevention

The NOWs will be passing along their knowledge to fellow students at several types of events around campus. For example, you may find them assisting in NST 20: Personal Food Security & Wellness, or leading a cooking demo at RSF or the Food Pantry, or running a body image workshop at your residence. Keep your eyes open for a series of fun, informative videos the NOWs are cooking up. And finally, if you prefer to get your info from, say, blog posts like this one, you’re in luck!  Next month, Ask the RD will become Nutrition NOW!

I am thrilled by the energy, creativity, and commitment the NOW team brings to improving nutrition and wellness of UC Berkeley students!

To stay up to date on the latest nutrition services being offered, check out our new and improved nutrition web pageThere you can see the drop-in nutrition ed schedule, request an outreach event, schedule a medical nutrition appointment, or find nutrition information including past blog posts.

Toby Morris Pic - Open House

Dietitian Toby Morris talks with new students at the Tang Center Open House 

Learn More

Revisit Ask the Dietitian: How can I eat well on a tight budget? for affordable eating tips.  

Related Services

You can meet with a UHS dietitian for one-on-one meal planning help during Drop-in Nutrition Education, every Wednesday, 2:30-5pm, Social Services, and other campus locations! 

Stay Tuned

Stay tuned for more Ask the Dietitian articles in future issues of The Monthly BuzzFind out more about Toby’s services here.