Melissa Quirk, RD
I joined the UML Dining team as the University’s Registered Dietitian in August 2021. I was born and raised in Canada where I completed both a BS in Kinesiology at Dalhousie University, 2011, and a BS in Applied Human Nutrition at Mount Saint Vincent University, 2016. Recognizing the constant weight loss pressures and diet misinformation from (social)media, I am committed to a weight neutral approach to care. I focus on improving health and performance by helping clients make realistic and achievable goals while supporting behavior changes. There is no one-size fits all approach. Every nutrition session is customized to respect individual needs and preferences.
I work with UML Dining to support students as they navigate our dining halls and retail locations. You will find me at many venues across campus. An important part of my role is helping students with special dietary needs, such as food allergies, navigate the dining halls so they can eat safely. I listen and respond to student feedback by working with University Dining to meet their dietary needs and preferences.
In addition to my work with UML Dining, I collaborate with a variety of UML groups including Campus Recreation, the Wellness Center, and Athletics. I meet with students across campus who seek support with various medical conditions such as diabetes and Celiac disease. I help students living off campus build their meal planning and grocery shopping skills. I also work with students whose goal is to eat differently to fuel themselves for their academics and/or activities.
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In person sessions are held at Health Services, located at University Crossing, Suite 300 as part of the Wellness Center.
Melissa Quirk, RD
Office: Inn and Conference Center, 50 Warren St.