BGSU Nutrition Clinic


The BGSU Nutrition Clinic was developed to serve residents of Wood County and the surrounding area who may be otherwise unable to access nutrition education or medical nutrition therapy services, while also providing an educational experience for dietetic students and interns, consistent with the standards of The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the State Medical Board of Ohio. 


Professionally trained, state-licensed, and credentialed, registered dietitian faculty members will provide direct supervision to our eager, dietetic interns who will receive valuable academic and clinical experiences. 
The BGSU Nutrition Clinic provides virtual nutrition education and medical nutrition therapy for a range of nutrition-related problems or conditions. Such problems or conditions may include hypertension (high blood pressure), dyslipidemia or high cholesterol, metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes, overweight/obesity management, and common gastrointestinal concerns such as GERD, diverticular disease, or IBS. The clinic also provides a year-long, virtual diabetes prevention program led by trained lifestyle coaches. Click here for a list of common ICD-10 codes related to nutrition services. 
1. Nutrition Education – Is the provision or reinforcement of basic or essential nutrition-related knowledge.
2. Medical Nutrition Therapy – Also called MNT is an evidence-based nutrition counseling approach provided by a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) to treat or manage a medical condition. As a reminder, this is an educational experience for our students. Clients who require continuity of care and/or those who may have coverage for medical nutrition therapy will be directed to other outpatient options available in their community. 
We accept new referrals for nutrition services during the academic year, starting in September through May. 
3. Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) – This program is a year-long, intensive program for adults with a high risk for diabetes. The program is focused on lifestyle change to reduce one’s risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Clients with a diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes are not eligible for this program. Learn more about DPP
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Nutritionist meeting a patient in the office

Who We Serve

As a public university for the public good, our services are focused on those living in Wood County and the surrounding area who would otherwise not have access to nutrition services, including those with a household income < $30,000 per year, those without health insurance, the underinsured, or those for whom transportation is a barrier.

We also work with the BGSU Athletics department, BGSU Wellness/Thrive Program, and BGSU ROTC. 

A provider referral is required for all services.

If you are a Student Athlete/ROTC member, click here to refer yourself

BGSU Student Athlete/Student ROTC Self-Referral Form

If you are a provider, click here to refer your patient.

Provider Referral Form

If you are a client already referred to the clinic, click here for more information.

Client Information

Nutrition Clinic Staff, click here for Staff Forms

Staff Forms

Meet our Dietitians


Laura Brubaker MFN, RDN, LD

  • Position: Assistant Clinical Professor, Director Internship Program
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Staci Freeworth, EdD, MFCS, RDN, LD, CDCES


Christina Gardner, MFN, RDN, LD

  • Position: Assistant Clinical Professor, Sports Nutrition Clinic
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Carrie Hamady, EdD, MS, RDN, LD, FAND

  • Position: Chair, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Clinical Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-0290
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Mary Jon Ludy, PhD, RDN, FAND

  • Position: Associate Dean Graduate College, Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-6461
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Kerri Lynn Knippen, PhD, RDN, LD, BC-ADM, FAND

  • Position: Associate Professor, Graduate Program Coordinator, Diabetes Prevention Program and Nutrition Clinic Coordinator
  • Phone: 419-372-8316
  • Email:

Wan Shen, PhD, RDN, LD

Meet our Dietetic Interns


Meet our Distance Dietetic Interns


Questions about the nutrition clinic can be directed to

Updated: 05/21/2024 12:32PM