Campus, Local Community Invited to Participate in
Special Nutrition Consultation Program
The Department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition wants to help students, faculty, staff, and members of the community improve eating habits and promote general well-being by making healthy food choices. Seniors and graduate students in the nutrition science and dietetics program (supervised by registered dietitians), provide accurate, thorough and confidential dietary consultation. The program is led by
Tanya Horacek, associate professor, nutrition. The deadline to sign up to participate is February 27,
Consultation sessions are private and individualized, with flexible scheduling and locations. The series of four
appointments (two in person and two via phone or e-mail) will address dietary issues, but is also lifestyleoriented
to ensure overall health. The cost for the program for SU/SUNY-ESF students is $25. SU/SUNY-ESF
faculty, staff and their partners are $35. The fee for community members is $40. Participants who attend all
counseling sessions and complete an evaluation will be entered into a drawing to receive a free gift certificate
for various healthy food options.
To register, make a check payable to Syracuse University and mail to the Department of Public Health, Food
Studies and Nutrition, 426 Ostrom Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13244, attention Cindy Wiestling. For questions
specific to the program, contact Cindy Wiestling at
The first phase of the program includes completion of a medical and dietary survey, which will be e-mailed to
participants upon registration for the program. The one-on-one appointments pair an individual with a
nutrition consultant to formulate a reasonable and sustainable plan for improving dietary quality, which
includes a detailed assessment of medical, dietary, weight, exercise and lifestyle factors. During this
appointment, the nutrition consultant will provide detailed feedback regarding dietary quality and will help
participants map out goals and a plan related to improved nutritional habits. Appointments will take place
during March and April.
The confidential program is meant strictly for disease prevention/health promotion and not medical nutrition
therapy. If a participant is determined to have risks beyond the scope of this program, referrals will be made
for a more appropriate service and the participation fee will be refunded.