"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 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 emmons@oxy.edu 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 coolerrs@oxy.edu 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 coolerrs@oxy.edu or (323) 259-2629.

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

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.


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