Nutrition – Resources

Clubs and Organizations: NYU clubs provide wonderful opportunities to try new foods and get inspiration for cooking on your own. Cultural, environmental, and food-related clubs are all great options to explore.
Suggested clubs:

  •  CHEFs for Schools (Cheap, Healthy, Eco-friendly Food) is dedicated to enriching the lives of students in the NYU and NYC community by offering free educational instruction in proper nutrition, meal preparation, and environmental consciousness. Free monthly cooking classes!
  •  Club E.A.T.  promotes healthy eating on campus while educating the NYU community on the importance and value of food through community service, social, and career development events that expose students to the current issues involving nutrition, food studies, and public health. (Steinhardt Student Club)
  •  Community Agriculture Club is for students interested in learning about and supporting urban agriculture—the growing, the technology, the soil, the composting, the harvesting, the cooking and the community building!
  •  Cultural Clubs: Curious about Asian, Hispanic, or African food? Explore NYU’s diverse cultural clubs—there’s bound to be delicious food!
  •  Restaurateur Club provides Restaurateur-related information and networking opportunities through forums, discussions, and events to NYU students with an interest in the Restaurant Business, including management, food preparation, and design.
  •  Slow Food NYU is the NYU chapter of a global movement to promote good, clean and fair food for all people. Among Slow Food-ers, cooking and eating are considered just as vital as advocacy.
  •  The Wagner Food Policy Alliance is dedicated to raising awareness about issues surrounding local, national, and international food policy through events, panel discussions, and volunteer opportunities.
  • The best way to keep up with NYU clubs is to subscribe to their listservs. Visit NYUHome and click “Browse and Subscribe to an NYU List” on the Home tab:

Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health: The Department’s innovative mission is to educate students, professionals, and the public about the role of food, nutrition, and health in all aspects of life though programs in four distinct but related areas of study: Nutrition and Dietetics, Food Studies, Food and Restaurant Management, and Public Health.

The Just Vegan Station @ Weinstein, Downstein provides delicious vegan entrees and desserts.  Location: 5-11 University Place, Lower Level.
Sponsor: NYU Dining

Making Peace with Food: Do you obsess about your weight and shape? Spend too much time thinking about what you will, or won’t, eat next? This group is for students with eating problems who want to explore, understand and change these frustrating ways of coping.
Sponsor:  Student Health Center, Counseling and Wellness Services

Meatless Monday: Hayden Dining Hall will host Meatless Mondays for lunch and dinner every Monday throughout the spring 2012 semester to introduce students to both international and American dining choices made with protein alternatives, while also providing education on menu items that are unique and better for you at the point of service.
Sponsor: NYU Dining

NYU Dining Consciousness provides an overview of dining programs that support healthy eating and a healthy earth. Healthy dining initiatives provide customers with nutritious, great tasting food options that compliment a healthy lifestyle.
Sponsor:  NYU Dining

Nutrition Services provides counseling for students with all types of nutritional concerns as well as medically diagnosed conditions. One-on-One Counseling is available for: medical conditions (anemia, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, diabetes, IBS, etc.), eating disorders, weight control, or vegetarianism/veganism.  For food diary, healthy eating tips, recipes, health tool calculators, and other information, visit the Nutrition Services Online Resources.  To schedule an appointment with a Registered Dietitian, call the Student Health Center at 212-443-1122 during regular hours.
Sponsor: Student Health Center, Medical Services

P.O.D. Convenience Store: Located in U-Hall Commons, the P.O.D. (Provisions on Demand) reinvents the campus store experience by blending the features of “corner store” quick convenience with modern market style and service, and accepts dining dollars. Location: 110 E. University (inside of U-Hall Commons)
Sponsor: NYU Dining

Student Resource Center provides personal attention and information to students through programs, publications, and hands-on assistance to the entire University community. The SRC lounge has a refrigerator, microwave, and toaster oven available to students.

Trip to the Farm: NYU Dining works with their food distributors to showcase produce and products from local farms and business at this monthly dining event which takes students to the farm without leaving campus.
Sponsor: NYU Dining

The Wellness Exchange is your key to accessing NYU’s extensive health and mental health resources. A central feature common to all these services is a private, 24/7 hotline that puts students in touch with professionals who can help them address day-to-day challenges as well as other health-related concerns, including medical issues, academic stress, depression, sexual assault, anxiety, alcohol and other drug dependence, sexually transmitted infections, and eating disorders. The hotline is also available if you just need to talk or want to call about a friend.  The hotline can be reached from any campus phone by dialing 999 or from any outside line at 212-443-9999. The number is also printed on the back of all NYU ID cards. Not ready to call the hotline? Send a private e-mail to a counselor at*.  More Information:  *PLEASE NOTE: This email address is not monitored 24/7. **If this is an emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. To speak to a counselor immediately, please call 212-443-9999.** We make every effort to answer your emails to this address within 24 hours. For non-emergent issues, if by any chance you do not receive a reply from us, please email again.

Student Health Center, Medical Services
constitute outpatient primary care including HIV testing and counseling, nutrition, women’s health care, sports medicine, immunization, allergy services, travel planning services, social services, and ancillary services including radiology and a pharmacy. SHC also offers specialty services on-site, including dermatology, gastroenterology, physical and occupational therapy, and optometry.

Student Health Center, Counseling and Wellness Services:  
Counseling and Wellness Services at SHC provides confidential counseling to both full- and part-time students. Services include crisis intervention; short-term individual counseling for personal problems such as depression, loneliness, anxiety, family or other relationships, alcohol and other drugs, eating disorders, sex, or self-esteem; and group counseling for topics such as relationship issues, eating disorders, and stress management. In addition to the central location at SHC, counselors are available in multiple locations throughout the Washington Square campus. Visit our Web site for locations. To read frequently asked questions about counseling, visit:  To make an appointment, call 212-998-4780.

Student Health Center, NYU Health Promotion Office
produces dynamic educational workshops, health information, peer training and campus events to enhance personal, academic and career success. An accessible team of professional and student health educators design, deliver and evaluate diverse wellness programming, provide health consultations and serve as referral sources to additional support for vital student health issues.  HPO works to empower students to make informed decisions by providing the campus community with accessible, accurate information and compassionate services that foster personal health, academic success and community wellness.