Student Organizations

Nutrition and Food Science Association

The Nutrition and Food Science Association (NFSA) of California State University, Chico prepares students to become advocates of the nutrition profession through opportunities to practice leadership and serve the public by providing optimal nutrition, health, and well-being information. NFSA aims to accomplish this mission through participation in university special events, coordinated learning opportunities with other university departments and clubs, and through active service in the community as a whole.

Embodied

Embodied is a student organization that welcomes all majors on campus and is committed to celebrating diversity and encouraging size acceptance through education, advocacy, and service endeavors. Students who are tired of judging themselves and others for not measuring up to the “ideal” body weight, size, or type and who are interested in a student club that promotes positive body image and healthy behaviors using the Health at Every Size® (HAES) approach are invited to join. Instead of prescribing regimented exercise plans and restrictive diets, HAES encourages a set of lifestyle philosophies:

  • Accepting and respecting the natural diversity of body sizes and shapes

  • Supporting health policies that improve and equalize access to information and services that promote well-being

  • Acknowledging our biases and working to end weight stigma and discrimination

  • Eating in a flexible manner that values pleasure and honors internal cues of hunger, satiety, and appetite

  • Finding the joy in moving one’s body and becoming more physically vital.