Student Health


Celebrate our Bodies Week

This week, we are encouraging positive body image at Duke. Diets often make promises they can't deliver, and can actually be harmful to your health. Below are a few diets you may have heard of. Click on any of the images to see a larger image and make your guess. Read more here for breakdown of the diets that are pictured and what the Duke Student Health Dietitians think of them.

Nutrition Services at Duke University encourages an environment that educates, supports and facilitates a student’s ability to develop life long healthy eating behaviors; provides nutritious food plans that allow students to nourish their bodies while feeding their minds; offers a high level of clinical care in a respectful and caring manner; educates students by implementing ongoing campus-wide nutrition initiatives and works collaboratively with other support organizations in order to deliver the highest level of nutrition services possible.

The Student Health Center’s Nutritional Services include dietary intervention for high cholesterol, high triglycerides, diabetes or hypertension, weight management, disordered eating, sports performance issues, or consultations to improve dietary habits. Group counseling session are available upon request please contact us for more information 919-613-1218.

Toni Ann Apadula, RD, LDN, Nutritionist is located at Duke Student Wellness Center located in the Crowell Building on East Campus, can be reached at 919-613-1218.

Kate Sayre, MPH, RD, LDN Nutritionist located at Duke Student Health Center on Flowers Dr., can be reached at 919-681-5934.

Franca B. Alphin, MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN can be reached at 919-613-7486. She takes new appointments and sees patients at the Wilson Recreation Center.

You can also follow nutritional information on  Facebook or Twitter.

Initial consultations are 45 minutes and follow-up appointments are usually 30 minutes. For immediate dietary assistance, check out the information below.

For additional information, please call 919-681-9355.

Nutrition Resources & Information

Food at Duke

Join the discussion and keep up with all things food at Duke. The blog covers food issues from several perspectives, including academic, culture and religion, dining and culinary, farms and gardens, nutrition, student engagement and sustainability. Follow for a wealth of information.

Vegetarian and Vegan Resources

Looking for information on how to adopt a healthy vegetarian or vegan eating plan?
We recommend the following sources to help you get started:

Disordered Eating/Eating Disorder Services

Services for Students with Eating Disorders/Disordered Eating and Body

Duke Student Health and Duke Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) recognize that there is a broad spectrum of eating and body image issues that impact our students’ health and emotional wellbeing. This impact on your health and wellbeing has direct impact on our community environment and potentially on your success and progress in your chosen academic program. At Duke, we have a team of dedicated therapists, nutritionists, physician and exercise specialist who make up our Eating and Body Image Concerns (EBIC) Team. The EBIC Team strives to provide appropriate assessment and intervention to support students with eating and body image concerns to engage in the level of care and recovery work that is appropriate for them at their stage of illness.

Eating Behavior Screening Tool

Curious to know if your eating habits are healthy? Take an anonymous self screening on eating behaviors and get instant feedback.

Click here to find out more.

Cook's Corner

The Cook's Corner tips and recipes can help you maintain a balanced plate, the key to good nutritional health. Maintaining a health diet doesn't mean giving up good food. Discover how tasty recipes can and a balanced diet go together, event desert.

Have questions? Email a Student Health Dietitian.

Duke Dining Nutrition and Dietary Information

Staying healthy and fit starts with eating right, and at Duke, there are plenty of healthy dining options available. Duke Dining is committed to providing faculty, staff and students with a variety of nutritious food choices on campus. Check out nutrition and dietary information on the Duke Dining site.