dieticianJustin Heaton, RD, LDN, is the Campus Dietitian for Northwestern University.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary Nutrition from Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI, and completed his supervised practice with Sodexo Health Care Services in the Philadelphia Metropolitan area.  He also holds a Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management from the Commission of Dietetic Registration.  He gained experience in the field of nutrition and dietetics by working as a Registered Dietitian in a variety of health care settings.  A seasoned marathon runner, he has volunteered for organizations that use running as a catalyst to encourage young people to keep active.  He enjoys empowering others to learn how to make healthy choices that lead to improved well-being.  His passion lies in a balanced approach to wellness, healthy eating, and fitness.

Throughout the school year, the dietitian holds fireside chats on a variety of nutrition topics of interest to college students. In addition, the dietitian provides FREE individual consultations to students for issues such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • Weight Management
  • Vegetarian & Vegan Diets
  • Food Allergies and Intolerances
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Disordered Eating

To schedule a private consultation call 847-491-DIET (3438). You can also contact the dietitian at

Meet the Dietitian

Our registered dietitian visits the dining facilities regularly to answer any nutrition questions students may have. A variety of nutrition information on topics such as vegetarianism, sports nutrition, and weight management is available along with nutritious and tasty foods.

The dietitian assists the executive chefs in formulating healthful menu selections and evaluates the nutritional content of foods served in each dining facility. The dietitian works closely with students who have special nutrition needs and can provide modified menus when indicated.

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