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

Medical Services
For all questions & appointments
(732) 932-7402
Busch Livingston Health Center, Livingston Campus
Hurtado Health Center, College Avenue Campus
Cook Douglass 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,

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
(212) 575-6200

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
(847) 831-3438

National Women’s Health Resource Center

Something Fishy

National Eating Disorders