Dining Services, Fronske to offer nutritional guidelines and counseling

Fronske Health Center and Northern Arizona University Dining Services have partnered to provide the NAU community with increased nutritional education and counseling services.

Registered dietitian Jo Cahill, a longtime Flagstaff resident, will join NAU to coordinate a variety of programs to teach the relationship of eating right and performing well in the classroom.

“This relationship will help both departments improve our services to help keep our students healthy,” said Jon Rudy, Fronske’s senior heath educator. “We know that nutrition plays an important role in determining how well students do in school and enjoy their life at NAU.”

Cahill will assist Dining Services with menu review and planning as well as consult in the dining halls.

Fronske and Dining Services also have employed a graduate assistant to help with communicating healthy living information to our students. Kim Constantinesco will create and distribute information in the form of signs, electronic media and face-to-face communication with students.

“Having a place to go for sound nutritional advice is not only beneficial to the students’ health, but also reassuring to parents who still want their children to make good nutritional choices,” said Constantinesco, a second-year graduate student in the Health Psychology program at NAU.

Cahill will begin providing education in the dining halls and residence halls in October. To make a formal appointment with Cahill to review dietary needs, please call the Fronske Health Center at (928) 523-2131.