Nutrition Counseling

Bates Health Services offers nutrition counseling Tuesdays – Thursdays to students, provided by Josh Palomera, MS, RD, LDN, CSN.

Students may be referred by a healthcare provider, a counselor from CAPS, Sports Medicine, or request an appointment by emailing Josh at or calling (207)786-6198.

Appointments take place in Chase Hall.

About Josh:

Josh is a Registered Dietitian whose passion lies in working with students and athletes at the collegiate level. Josh helps clients navigate various health concerns (allergies, chronic diseases, eating disorders), acute GI distress, performance nutrition and general healthful diets using evidence-based practice and research.

Josh earned a Bachelor’s in Nutrition from San Diego State University, and later completed a Masters and Dietetic Internship at Simmons University, specializing in eating disorders and sports nutrition. His ultimate goal is to help improve people’s relationship with food and uses a non-diet approach with a belief that all foods fit.