December 17, 2020
By Jada Cantrell
The Nutrition and Wellness Clinic at the Marilyn Magaram Center (MMC) was founded with the mission to serve as the trusted nutrition and dietetics resource within our community, inspiring individuals to adopt healthier lifestyles through innovative education and counseling services. By providing quality services such as dietary analysis, body composition testing, nutrition and wellness workshops and nutrition counseling, the MMC has equipped the surrounding community with the necessary tools to attain optimal health and wellness. Our dietary analysis services provide specific macro- and micro-nutrient information based on an individual’s three-day dietary intake, and this data has been used to inform athletes and individuals with a diverse range of health conditions, in addition to contributing to research studies and clinical trials. Our on-site body composition testing (currently unavailable due to COVID-19 restrictions), uses the BOD POD to determine an individual’s body fat percentage, total weight and fat free mass using a highly innovative air-displacement technology.
In collaboration with numerous partners throughout the San Fernando Valley, our nutrition and wellness workshops include group education classes for weight management, diabetes management and diabetes prevention, as well as resources to support cancer patients. Our partner organizations include the CSUN Oasis Wellness Center, the CSUN Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing, CalFresh Healthy Living, and the Jennifer Diamond Cancer Foundation. One-on-one nutrition counseling offered through the telehealth platform Healthie has allowed our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists to meet with individuals safely and effectively; our qualified staff are trained in a variety of specialties and uniquely matched to each individual to meet their specific needs.
Thanks to ongoing support from the Joseph Drown Foundation, all one-on-one nutrition counseling sessions via telehealth have been provided to the community free of charge throughout the Fall 2020 semester. For more information on any of our available services, please contact .