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Student Health Nutrition Counseling


The goals of the Student Health Nutrition Counseling program are to help students have a healthy relationship with food, learn fact from fiction, and develop a positive body image.

Appointments can be scheduled online or by calling (805) 893-3371. Food records are appreciated at appointments. Initial consultations are 50 minutes and follow-up appointments are typically 25 minutes.

Nutrition Counseling is covered without additional charges for students covered by Gaucho Health Insurance (GHI) or the Gaucho Access Plan (GAP). Other students will incur a fee for this service. Services offered range from diet counseling for long-term health, dietary intervention for high cholesterol, high triglycerides, diabetes, hypertension, sports performance issues, and working with disordered eating concerns.

Appointments are with UCSB Student Health nutrition experts, both of whom have earned advanced degrees and are registered dietitians:


J. Betsy Reynolds-Malear, MS, RD

Associate Director of Public Health
Education: Mills College - Bachelor of Science, Biology
Graduate School: University of California Davis -Master of Science, Nutrition
Internships: Roseville Community Hospital; Special Children's Clinic, Reno; Sacramento Renal Dialysis Center
Certification: Commission of Dietetic Registration

carrie flack

Carrie Flack MS, RD

Nutrition Specialist
Education: Mount Vernon Nazarene University - Bachelor of Science, Biology
Graduate School: San Diego State University - Master of Science, Nutrition Sciences
Internship: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Certification: Commission of Dietetic Registration