The Nutrition Assessment Lab (NAL) is the nutrition resource on campus to help Ball State employees assess their nutrition-related health habits and behaviors while assisting them in making healthier food choices. Your sessions include personalized nutrition education on any topic of interest, such as weight loss, heart healthy eating, vegetarian or vegan diets, and more.

  • LocationGora Student Recreation and Wellness Center, room 201
  • Cost: One-on-one nutritional counseling is free for employees and spouses by appointment. To schedule a nutrition counseling appointment, please call 765-285-9355.

Frequently Asked Questions

Any part-time or full-time Ball State employee is able to participate! No referral is needed, simply schedule an appointment with us!

Yes, your spouse is welcome to attend the appointment as well.

You are able to have appointments with the NAL up to once a week. During the initial appointment, you can discuss if you would like to meet for a follow-up appointment and how often.

No, you do not have to keep a food log. However, writing down what you eat can be beneficial for self-awareness and it may be helpful for the nutritionist to review. You can discuss this at the initial appointment if you would like to record your food, but it is not necessary.

The NAL wants to focus on your nutrition goals. You will be able to discuss nutrition questions you have or information related to one of your health goals. For example, you may be interested in weight loss, improving cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, managing blood sugar or insulin resistance, planning healthy meals, snack ideas, or improving overall diet.

A biometric screening appointment with the NAL will last approximately 15-30 minutes. An initial nutrition education/nutrition counseling appointment will take 45-60 minutes. The NAL is able to be flexible with the duration of the appointment, depending on your availability.

All Ball State University employees are able to meet for nutrition counseling and education at no charge. Benefit-eligible employees are able to have the biometric screening.

After meeting with the registered dietitian you will be eligible to claim 1 point per week toward the LiveWell incentive.