Do you eat to live or do you live to eat?

We believe you can do both.

At dining services, food is more than just substance. We strive to make every meal a memorable dining experience. We believe in good food – not just food that tastes good, but food that is good for the body, our communities, and our planet. A big challenge to making healthy lifestyle choices is eating outside of your home. It can be confusing, intimidating, and often frustrating. How do you know if you’re making the right choice? We are here to make this easy for you. Health and flavour don’t need to be mutually exclusive!

Our Dietitian

Jackeline Samaniego, RD

Jackeline grew up in Ecuador but lived most of her life in Toronto. During her path to becoming an RD, she was able to travel to Asia and the Middle East as part of her degree, which helped broaden her knowledge on the relationship between culture, food, and nutrition.

Jackeline is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining nutrition programming for Carleton Dining Services. Jackeline provides individual nutrition counseling to students living in residence. Book an appointment if you have questions about:

– Following a balanced diet while eating at the caf
– The effect of food on energy levels, mood, and studying
– Improving your relationship with food and your body
– Food allergies & intolerances
– Medical conditions requiring special diets
– Cultural food and traditions as part of a healthy lifestyle
– Nutrition and university life
– Residence dining menu questions

Looking to book an appointment with our Registered Dietitian?

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Ask a Dietitian

Many students living away from home follow specific diets due to food intolerance, allergies, chronic illnesses, as well as personal and cultural preferences; often lacking the support needed to follow these diets. Here, you can ask our Registered Dietitian nutrition-related questions and receive the nutrition support you are seeking.

Will All Questions be Answered?

Within 3 business days, you will receive an e-mail with the answer to your question. Answers could also be posted on this website, though your personal information will never be associated with an answer anywhere on the website. If you wish for your question not to be posted please let us know

Go Ahead, Ask Our Dietitian a Question

You may ask us questions through this form or email us at AskaDietitian@carleton.ca

If you require medical services, Click here for a list of services available for you in the area

‘Ask a Dietitian’ is intended for informational and educational purposes only and is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical care or to apply to individuals with special medical needs. ‘Ask a Dietitian’ does not provide any medical diagnoses, individualized assessments, health counselling, or medical opinions. Please do not send personal health information of any kind as it will be deleted immediately. Please note that we are required to make mandatory reports to the proper authority when certain events occur, such as abuse. We also have the professional obligation to notify appropriate third parties and/or authorities when a clear threat of harm is made by a client to another identifiable individual or group or to themselves.

Nutrition Opportunities

Dietetic Internship Opportunities

Do you enjoy engaging with other students and explaining nutrition science in creative ways? Would you like to make an impact on the health and wellbeing of students in a university setting?

If so, we offer internship opportunities to students training to be Registered Dietitians! Inquire about this opportunity by sending our Registered Dietitian an e-mail.

Nutrition Opportunities

Looking for more opportunities to provide better nutrition and wellness on Campus? Make sure to stay tuned in to our social media to receive the latest updates on events, news, and more.