Tiffany Ma, the Fashion Institute of Technology Dining Registered Dietitian, offers free counseling sessions for FIT students. Tiffany can support students on campus by providing answers to everyday nutrition questions, help navigating the dining halls to those with special dietary needs and fueling recommendations for student athletes looking to optimize their performance. Students can sign up for private one-on-one consults via email or by calling/texting 718-877-7928.

Tiffany is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist from Brooklyn, New York. Tiffany completed her Bachelor of Science Degree from the State University of New York at Oneonta and then moved on to complete her Dietetic Internship at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire. Prior to GCU, Tiffany served as a Nutritionist for the New York State Department of Health, where she focused on public health initiatives to help serve the greater good of New York State.

Here are the services that are available:
• General nutrition help navigating the dining halls and markets across campus
• Assist with meeting special dietary needs (allergies, intolerances, or dietary preferences)
• Identifying menu and ingredient information at our on-campus dining locations
• Nutrition education seminars or presentations to student groups and organizations

Frequently Asked Questions with Tiffany Ma, Registered Dietitian

What is a Registered Dietitian?
A Registered Dietitian is a healthcare professional that specializes in nutrition, well-being and food science. Dietitians can help individuals optimize their health through their food choices and eating behaviors. They can work in multiple settings such as: hospitals, college settings, healthcare facilities, government and private practice.

What nutrition services are available to me?
GCU students have access to free private nutrition counseling services and dining hall tours. Students and campus faculty may reach out to Tiffany directly if they believe the respective groups they belong to would benefit from a nutrition presentation or seminar.

Am I eligible to see the Dietitian? How do I make an appointment?
Yes! All students have access to see the Dietitian, regardless of how small or big their nutrition-related concerns might be. Students may make an appointment directly with Tiffany by e-mailing her at, or by calling or texting her at 718-877-7928.

What should I expect for my initial visit?
During an initial visit, students will review their main nutrition-related concerns, and share their current lifestyle and goals with Tiffany. Students will address the barriers they may face, and Tiffany will share tips and advice on how to best address them. Students can also schedule consistent appointments with Tiffany if desired.