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Have a question about health eating choices? The Shaw Wellness Institute provides free appointments for students and employees.
The Shaw Wellness Institute supports holistic wellness for the Colgate community and encourages self-empowerment to develop lifelong balanced eating habits as part a whole-body approach to wellness. The dietitian is a Chartwells employee and registered dietitian who offers a variety of services to the Colgate campus. Students and staff are encouraged to reach out to the dietitian for a one-on-one consultation, to lead a group nutrition education session, or to collaborate with your organization.


The dietitian is available to provide guidance in the following areas:
  • Nutrition-related medical conditions, such as diabetes, gastrointestinal issues, food allergies and Celiac disease
  • Dietary restrictions such as vegan/vegetarian, low-sodium, lactose-intolerance, etc.
  • Maternal and child health, picky eaters, and trying new foods
  • Religious dietary restrictions
  • Fueling athletic performance
  • Healthful cooking and meal planning
  • Healthful eating on a budget
  • General nutrition questions/concerns
  • Weight concerns
  • Intuitive/Mindful Eating
  • Eating disorder support
  • Student Organization or Team Education Sessions
  • Personalized dietary plans

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with Deidre Smith, Registered Dietician, please contact at or 315-228-6403.

Additional Information

All appointments are free.

Sessions are considered private, but are not governed by the same standards of confidentiality as a counseling appointment. Active eating disorders may require sharing of information with other Colgate departments.

Requests for presentations outside of the individual appointment time frame can be made by request. 

The dietitian is only able to meet with current students and employees (Unfortunately, she is unable to meet with family members, partners, and children).