Missing a few meals here and there isn’t necessarily a problem, especially for busy college students. However, if the pattern becomes intentional, obsessive or disruptive, a closer look may be in order. Treatment works best with early detection. The sooner a person acknowledges the problem and seeks help, the sooner and easier the recovery can be.
There are many resources about eating issues, both on- and off-campus.
Rutgers Health Services
For all questions & appointments
Busch-Livingston Health Center, Livingston Campus
Hurtado Health Center, College Avenue Campus
Willets Health Center, Cook/Douglass Campus
Counseling, Alcohol & Other Drug Assistance Program and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
For assistance and appointments
17 Senior Street, College Avenue Campus
61 Nichol Avenue, Cook/Douglass Campus
Other University Resources
The RU Eating Disorders is a multidisciplinary group of professionals that provides consultation, resources, and clinical expertise to assist in referrals and coordination of care for students dealing with eating disorders, http://edteam.rutgers.edu.
Nutrition Services (For students with meal plans)
Dining Services / Nutritional Sciences
Peggy Policastro, MS, RD-Nutrition Specialist
213 Davison Hall, Douglass Campus.
Rutgers University Eating Disorder Clinic
Services offered for specific studies that vary periodically. A fee is may be charged for some services.
Resources, Hotlines & Websites
American Anorexia/Bulimia Association
Eating Disorders Awareness & Prevention, Inc.
Women’s Campaign to End Body Hatred & Dieting
The Renfrew Center
The National Women’s Health Information Center
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders
National Women’s Health Resource Center
National Eating Disorders