"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" - Hippocrates
Oxy nutrition guides available for download:
Gluten Free Menu Guide - Tiger Cooler
Healthy Options - Marketplace
Healthy Options - Tiger Cooler
Kosher Packaged Items - Marketplace
Kosher Packaged Items - Tiger Cooler
Nutrition counseling and education services are offered free to Oxy students by Emmons Wellness Center. Melissa Ireland, RD is available by appointment to meet with individuals or groups on Wednesdays from 9am - 12:30pm. If you have questions or concerns about any nutrition issue, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment. Topics may include balancing a vegetarian diet, disordered eating patterns, food intolerance or allergies, weight loss, gain or maintenance, or health issues, such as diabetes, high cholesterol, or anemia.
Do you have a food allergy or preference, and want help making food selections in the dining facilities? Contact Associate Director Robert Starec at email@example.com or (323) 259-2629 for consultation on menu ingredients. If your diet is gluten free, you may also consult the Oxy GF guides (above), or the Gluten Free Resource Directory (below).
Special Diets: Campus Dining's staff of trained chefs can accommodate special diets in the case of medical need. Contact Associate Director Robert Starec at firstname.lastname@example.org or (323) 259-2629.
Helpful External Resources
- USDA Food Guidance
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Celiac Disease Foundation - Live Gluten Free
- Nutrition Data - Nutrition Management Tools
- Guide to caffeine contents in food and beverages
The Occidental College Nutrition website provides information about food and nutrition. The information found in this website is not intended for medical self-diagnosis, treatment, or counsel concerning a health problem, nor as a substitute for the care of a licensed health professional. If you have medical concerns please contact the staff at Emmons Wellness Center (323) 259-2657 or your family physician.