Compass One’s Nutrition Program and Services are designed to broaden the college community’s knowledge of health and nutrition, while expanding palates and improving food choices. Our dietitians help to foster an environment with the tools essential for a healthy diet and assist students in meeting individual dietary needs, including everything from food allergies to fueling workouts.

The Nutrition Services provided by Compass One are designed to have a broad impact on the campus community by providing services free of charge to students, groups, faculty and staff, and athletic teams, coaches, and directors. Our services at Stevens Institute of Technology are lead by nationally accredited Registered Dietitian, Alexa McDonald, and provide a wide-range of nutrition and health-related services, including:

  • Individual & Group Nutrition Coaching/Counseling
  • Table Events in the Dining Hall and throughout the Campus
  • Guest Presentations and Lectures
  • Yearly Weight Loss Challenge (Spring Semester)
  • Dietary Advisory Boards
  • Diet & Menu Analysis


Understanding nutrition and special dietary needs is an integral part of how we craft our services. All students with allergies and special dietary needs are highly recommended to contact our dietitian to discuss their individual dietary needs and accommodations. To set up an appointment with our dietitian, please contact Alexa at:


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About the Dietitian:

Our Nutrition Program and Services at Stevens Institute of Technology are lead by Alexa McDonald, RD, CDN. Alexa is a nationally accredited Registered Dietitian with over 5 years experience as a food, nutrition, and wellness professional. After completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics from the University of Maryland, College Park, Alexa went on to complete her Dietetic Internship and is currently completing her M.S. in Foods & Nutrition and working towards becoming a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD).

As a Registered Dietitian, Alexa has in-depth experience in the areas of campus foodservice, counseling, culinary nutrition, sports nutrition, food allergies, weight management, and wellness. As an avid runner and self-proclaimed foodie, Alexa is most often praised by her clients for her ability to “fit in the good stuff” while assisting them in accomplishing their health and fitness goals. Through education, verbal support, and helpful resources, she not only helps her clients achieve their short-term results but helps to empower them to develop a healthier (and sustainable) lifestyle for the long-haul.