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Nutrition Services

Students with nutrition-related health concerns can schedule an individual consultation with a registered dietitian at UHS. Our dietitian works closely with the UHS medical and counseling staff to ensure consistency and quality of care.

Common reasons that students see a dietitian:

  • Medical diagnosis with significant nutrition implications including diabetes, hypoglycemia, heart disease, high blood pressure, and/or high cholesterol
  • Food and body image concerns
  • Eating disorder
  • Weight management (interest in losing or gaining weight)
  • Digestive problems like food allergies, lactose intolerance, celiac disease, irritable bowel, and/or colitis
  • Vegetarian or vegan diet advice
  • Family history of nutrition-related disease
  • Recent appetite changes
  • Vitamin or mineral deficiency related to diet
  • Nutritional analysis - you want to get feedback on your diet and eat smarter

It can be helpful to have a referral from a healthcare provider or counselor, but referrals are not required.

Our dietitian will first seek to understand your concerns and then help you develop a personalized plan based upon your individual nutrition needs and dietary preferences, whether you are a vegan, a committed meat-eater, or anywhere in between. She can also help you identify other resources to help you meet your long-term nutritional needs.

Appointments with the UHS registered dietitian must be made by phone. Call (512) 475-8242 to schedule an appointment. Allow about one hour for your appointment. Charges apply. To see the charges for this and other services, please click Charges.

Additional information regarding appointments with the UHS registered dietitian:

  • Once you have called and scheduled an appointment, please log-in to MyUHS at least 24 hours before your visit to fill out a related questionnaire.
  • Initial appointments will last no more than 45 minutes.
  • Follow-up appointments will be scheduled at the end of your appointment by the registered dietitian. Please allow up to 20 minutes for follow-up and up to 45 minutes for extended follow-up appointments.
  • If it has been more than 6 weeks since your last appointment, you will be scheduled for an extended follow-up (45 minutes).
  • Faculty and Staff only: If available, please fax any lab records completed in the past year to the registered dietitian at (512) 232-7552 prior to the day of your initial appointment. Referrals from outside providers, which are helpful but not necessary, may also be sent in advance or brought with you to the appointment.

Annie Mahon, PhD, MS, RDN Annie Mahon, PhD, MS, RDN

Hometown: Bronx, NY

Education and Clinical Training:
Dr. Mahon earned her bachelor of arts in social sciences in 1987 at New York University in New York City. In 1998, she earned her master of science in nutrition from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana and started working towards her doctorate shortly thereafter. After completing the doctoral coursework and laboratory research, she began working at Purdue in 2004 as their Coordinator of Nutrition Education Programs. Two years later, she completed her work on her doctorate and received her Ph.D. from Purdue.

Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist
Licensed Dietitian