Recreation

What is Peer Nutrition?

In our Peer Nutrition Program, our resident nutritionist will work one-on-one with you to provide individualized nutrition counseling. Oftentimes, nutrition is the missing element when it comes to becoming a healthier you! At UW Recreation, we strive to help you achieve your health and wellness goals. These 60-minute sessions with the nutritionist will help you foster sustainable and healthy dietary habits. 

 Benefits of working with the Peer Nutritionist:

  • Receive an initial nutrition assessment to explore your relationship with food, assess your baseline dietary habits, and discuss your nutrition-related priorities
  • Set specific and measurable nutrition-related goals
  • Develop an individualized nutrition plan based on your needs and lifestyle
  • Find accountability and consistent support through attending regular sessions 

A photo of Ivory Loh.

Meet your Peer Nutritionist!

Ivory , MPH, RDN, is an UW alumna, who recently graduated from the Nutritional Sciences program from the UW School of Public Health. She embraces a Health at Every Size-informed approach to nutrition counseling and is passionate about reducing weight stigma and disordered eating. 

As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Ivory aims to support her clients in developing a healthy relationship with food, movement, and their bodies. She prioritizes physical and mental wellbeing, sustainable health-promoting behaviors, and self-care over weight loss and management. Ivory is also a certified personal trainer; you can work with her through UW Recreation.* Learn more at this link: https://www.washington.edu/ima/training/

*Please note that while Ivory also offers personal training services with us, peer nutrition is not included in personal training sessions and they both need to be booked separately.

Education & Certification

  • B.A. in Public Health (psychology minor), Johns Hopkins University
  • Master’s in Public Health, University of Washington School of Public Health
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Certified Personal Trainer, American Council of Exercise

New Clients

Introductory Session $50 Employees/ $20 Students

All new clients are required to complete the 60 minute introductory session.

At this time we are virtual only for nutrition sessions. Our peer nutritionist has complete discretion whether your session will be virtual or in person depending on facility hours and nutritionist needs.

Once you have registered, our peer nutritionist will send you your Zoom invite. It’s as easy as clicking “join Zoom meeting” and you are in!

If you are a UW employee who has never been a member of the IMA, or you need to update your contact information, please contact Janae Norman at normanje@uw.edu to get started. 
Purchase online now!

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Clients are responsible for arriving on-time to their sessions. The Peer Nutritionist is obligated to wait only 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, the Peer Nutritionist is not required to lead the remaining time of the session and the session may be lost.

Current Clients: Ivory will contact you to schedule an appointment when she has been notified by the fitness manager of your purchase. For any additional questions, please email Jeff Palmer at jpalmer8@uw.edu. Please allow three business days for her to be notified.

 

Session pricing (each session is 60 minutes):

Student

Single session: $20.00*

Four sessions: $70.00*

UW employee/spouse/plus one

Single session: $50.00*

Four sessions: $180.00*

*Washington State Sales tax is not included and will be applied at checkout.