Cornell Healthy Eating Program
The Cornell Healthy Eating Program at Gannett (CHEP) is designed to help optimize your health and performance as a student through good nutrition knowledge and practice. Cornell students frequently consult with CHEP for individualized help with these concerns:
- balanced food intake
- dieting and weight
- sports nutrition
- body image concerns
- eating problems
- high cholesterol levels and/or hypertension
- digestive problems, including celiac disease
- other nutrition-related health problems, including anemia and diabetes
- concerns about someone else
Some eating problems are mild, but many can have serious or even life-threatening medical consequences. Whatever the level of intensity, treatment is the most successful and rapid way of addressing a problem. It is a good idea to seek help whether you think your problem is mild or serious. Research and experience have shown that a multidisciplinary treatment approach provides the most effective care for eating problems.
CHEP is available to help you with nutrition, medical, and psychological information, evaluation, and care. CHEP also provides specialized referrals for treatment outside the scope of services at Gannett. Our goal is to work with individuals to provide comprehensive care to address their specific needs. Call Gannett to schedule an appointment with CHEP.
Family, friends and others who take an active concern can play an important role in helping a person with an eating problem. If you are concerned about someone else, take time to learn about eating problems, resources for treatment, and how best to talk someone with a potential problem (more information is available here).
It’s a good idea to talk with a member of the CHEP team if you want to help someone who may have an eating problem. We can brainstorm with you about how to refer someone to treatment.