Meet the Dietitian

Registered Dietitian

We are committed to helping the Columbia community make healthy choices by providing research-based information as well as ensuring that delicious, wholesome foods are available at all campus dining locations.

Our Registered Dietitian, Bianca Tamburello, is available on-campus as well as online to address questions and concerns regarding your nutrition and dietary needs, and is here to provide any of the following services to ensure an easy and satisfying Dining experience.  

  • 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 
  • Customized meal planning for students with food allergies or other restrictive dietary needs
  • Facilitation of one-on-one discussions and meal preparation with our on-site chefs
  • Education on ingredient, nutrition fact data and sourcing for foods served in Columbia Dining units, Dining unit 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

Please contact Bianca via email or phone at 212.854.3353 with any questions or to set-up a personal consultation.  

Eating Healthy on Campus

Below are quick guides to making healthy choices in each of the Dining halls:

John Jay Dining Hall 

Ferris Booth Commons

JJ's Place

Also, take a virtual tour of Ferris Booth Commons Dining hall:

Take a virtual tour of John Jay Dining hall and learn how to make healthy choices: