Resources

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" - Hippocrates

Oxy nutrition guides available for download:

Nutrition counseling and education services are offered free to Oxy students at Emmons Wellness Center. Kristie Tovar, RD is available by appointment to meet with individuals or groups. If you have questions or concerns about any nutrition issue, please contact Emmons directly at emmons@oxy.edu to set up an appointment. Topics may include balancing a vegetarian diet, 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 coolerrs@oxy.edu or (323) 259-2639 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 coolerrs@oxy.edu or (323) 259-2639.

If your special dietary needs are linked to a physical disability, contact the Disability Services Office at accessibility@oxy.edu or (323) 259-2969.
 

Helpful External Resources

USDA Food Guidance
www.choosemyplate.gov

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
www.eatright.org/public/

Celiac Disease Foundation - Live Gluten Free
https://celiac.org/live-gluten-free/

Nutrition Data - Nutrition Management Tools
http://nutritiondata.self.com/

Guide to caffeine contents in food and beverages
http://www.energyfiend.com/

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.