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Meet the Dietitian


Cory Eakins, MS, RDN, LDN was named the Nutrition Coordinator for WKU in May 2019. Eakins graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and completed the coordinated program’s dietetic internship. He returned to the University of Kentucky to complete a Master of Science degree in Nutritional Science with an emphasis in Sports Nutrition and Wellness in 2015.

Eakins uses a food first approach in order to help students through one-on-one counseling, individualized meal plans, nutrition education, group presentations, grocery shopping tours, and cooking demonstrations. Eakins takes a ‘food is fuel’ attitude with the student athletes at WKU using the TopFuel sports nutrition program. In addition to these responsibilities, Cory helps students with food allergies navigate the campus dining locations with allergy friendly menu options.

Our dietitians help take the mystery out of healthy eating and is available to discuss dietary needs in a personalized, sensitive manner. Contact Cory at cory.eakins@wku.edu for general information or to set up an appointment! Check out the healthy eating guides below!

Managing Celiac Disease or Gluten Intolerance

Food Allergy Guide

Vegan/Vegetarian Guide

Healthy Convenience Food Guide


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Reasons to Visit a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

   The RDN can give you support in:

  • Healthful eating on campus
  • Weight management
  • Medical concerns (diabetes, food allergies, and heart health)
  • Making improvements to current eating habits
  • Grocery shopping and food planning
  • Vegetarian and Vegan nutrition
  • Emotional issues with food
  • Healthy eating on a budget
  • Sports nutrition
  • General diet analysis


If you are looking for advice and nutritional counseling, set up your personal session with the Health & Fitness Lab today!  A personal session, one hour long, will cost only $15.00! 

Please call (270) 745-6531 to set up an appointment.

Downing Student Union 1045  |  (270) 745-2416  |  wkurg@wku.edu  | M-F 8:00 AM-4:30 PM

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 Last Modified 2/3/21