Yates Field House offers a Personalized Nutrition Coaching Program, where Georgetown students, faculty/staff, and community members are able to meet one-on-one with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). During these individual sessions, the Registered Dietitian will complete an initial assessment, analyze diet/eating habits, provide nutrition education, and assist with goal setting.
Details & FAQs
Why should I consider Nutrition Coaching: A Research Perspective
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that nutrition and physical activity go hand in hand when it comes to maximizing one’s health while minimizing various medical conditions. According to the CDC, “About half of all American adults—117 million individuals—have one or more preventable chronic diseases, many of which are related to poor quality eating patterns and physical inactivity” (CDC, 2017). The most common preventable conditions include heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and arthritis (CDC, 2017). Research is clear that a healthy diet and exercise have the potential to enhance your overall health and wellness.
What are some other ways Nutrition Coaching can help me?
- Feeling tired throughout the day and lacking the energy for class and studying?
- Eating on the run or surviving on canned, boxed, or frozen foods?
- Looking for tips to shop and cook healthy meals on a budget?
- Chronically lack the energy to train your best?
- Constantly coping with a stressful lifestyle?
- Need tips for sports nutrition like what meals/snacks to eat for pre-/post-workouts?
Topics for Discussion:
Our Registered Dietitian will advise you based on your personal needs. Please see below for a list of topics available for discussion during sessions:
- Healthy eating (dorm/campus)
- Weight loss
- Weight gain
- Sports performance/nutrition
- Meal planning
- Chronic condition management
- Healthy cooking
- Behavior change
- Vegan/vegetarian diets
- Overall wellness
What to expect:
Participants in this program can expect to meet with the Dietitian for the initial 60-minute session to complete a nutrition, diet, and lifestyle assessment and set overall goals.The Dietitian will assist in helping to create a personalized plan to encourage healthy lifestyle changes. Follow-up sessions will provide the participant with continued check-ins, nutrition education, and the opportunity to evaluate/revise previously set goals.
Meet Your Nutrition Coach
Carly MacDougall is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for Yates Field House. She focuses on promoting performance nutrition, combining her specific interests in healthy eating and a well-balanced lifestyle on a college campus. She helps students, faculty and staff achieve their wellness goals through individual counseling sessions and strategic goal setting.
Carly completed her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science at Elon University and her Masters of Science in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise at Virginia Tech. She completed her dietetic internship at Virginia Tech where she developed a systematic web-based campus wellness program. She is excited to bring her knowledge and skill set to Georgetown.
Package Options and Registration
3 sessions (initial + 2-30 minute follow-ups
6 (initial + 5-30 minute follow-ups)
To purchase a package and schedule an appointment:
- Log in to your online account with your NetID and password. If you do not have a GU NetID, you will need to create an account. For help, watch this video for steps to create your account.
- Select Nutrition Coaching from the Activities section. Choose your desired package option and complete registration and payment as directed.
- Complete the entire Initial Intake Form.
- Your nutrition coach will be in touch within three (3) business days of your payment in Activenet and reception of your intake form to coordinate your initial assessment.
- All appointments will be made on one of the following; Monday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and Fridays mornings/afternoons.
Please note the below:
- All participants must complete an initial assessment in order to be eligible for a follow-up session.
- Nutrition Coaching packages are non-refundable, non-transferable, and expire 6 months after date of purchase.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Chronic Disease Overview. August 26, 2015. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/overview/.