Center for Healthy Communities

Services & Consulting

Nutrition Consulting

Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) is a form of nutrition counseling offered by the CHC to help people manage particular health conditions. The Center’s MNT staff includes Registered Dietitians and Nutrition Education Specialists who provide MNT for weight management, pre- and post-gastric bypass, diabetes, kidney disorders, heart health, hypertension, and other conditions and diseases that can improve greatly with good nutrition. Combined work experience for MNT staff includes service in hospitals, dialysis centers, public health departments, universities, community colleges, K-12 schools, community-based nonprofit agencies, and worksite wellness programs in private businesses.

The CHC provides nutrition education for both individuals and families. Nutrition experts help people make changes in nutrition, exercise, overall lifestyle, and attitudes that support healthy living. With guidance from our staff through the entire process, participants set their own goals for making desired life changes. Our staff is willing to work with individuals and families to find an approach that works.

Nutrition and health education services are available in Spanish and Hmong in addition to English.

The Center welcomes self-referrals as well as referrals from physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses.

Standard fees are $90 for an initial visit and $45 for follow-up visits.

ServSafe Trainings & Exams

This ServSafe workshop is recognized by the California Health Department and fulfills State certification obligations. You will learn the importance of food safety practices, how to implement them in your food service establishment. We have excellent pass rates, experienced trainers, and Spanish translators available. Special group rate available for groups over 12 participants. For more information, please call the Center for Healthy Communities at 530-898-4318 or jemurphy@csuchico.edu. If you are with a school district and need to be invoiced, please call us at the number above.

Worksite Wellness

The Center for Healthy Communities promotes health and wellness in the workplace because healthy employees are happier, perform better, and help reduce an organization’s health care costs. The Center offers a wide variety of worksite wellness services, to promote health in private businesses and community organizations. Center staff will help develop a program that meets a particular organization’s needs, including nutrition education and cooking classes, physical activity plans, and more.

To schedule an appointment or for more information, please call Jen Murphy at (530) 898-4318 or jemurphy@csuchico.edu.

Jennifer Murphy