Dietary Accommodations

Meet Our Registered Dietitianlisa whalen

Lisa Whalen, RDN, earned her bachelor’s degree in dietetics from the University of Northern Colorado. She went on to complete a comprehensive postgraduate dietetic internship through Bowling Green State University where she ultimately earned her RDN and a master’s certificate in food and nutrition. Post-degree, Lisa spent several years working in clinical nutrition and nutrition therapy. She wholeheartedly believes that healthier choices play a vast role in disease prevention, physical performance, and a student’s academic success, and uses an approach that encourages people to strive for progress and not perfection.

Lisa is available on campus as well as online to help take the mystery out of healthy eating and address questions and concerns regarding your nutrition and dietary needs. She can provide: 

  • Individual consultation to discuss and assist with issues including, but not limited to, food allergies and intolerances, vegetarian and vegan diets, weight management and modified diets. 
  • Education on ingredients, sourcing of foods served in CU dining centers, dining center tours, including help with locating healthy and food allergy specific items.
  • Educational materials related to eating healthy on and off campus as well as portion control.

To contact Lisa, email