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Ask the Dietitian

To ensure that our on-campus residents have uninterrupted access to vital diet and nutrition information, Carole Bartolotto, Registered Dietitian (RD), is available for consultation on the following days and times:

Monday 3pm-6pm
Thursday 11am-1pm
Friday 4pm-6pm

Contact her via e-mail at to arrange an appointment.

About the Dietitian


Carole Bartolotto is a Registered Dietitian with a lot of passion for food and nutrition. She was a Senior Consultant at Kaiser Permanente where she oversaw the development of publications and educational materials and managed health education programs and projects related to health, diet, and cardiovascular disease. She has published articles on the plant-based diet and sugar and artificial sweeteners in the peer-reviewed Permanente Journal. She has written for online sites such as Kaiser Permanente and Yahoo Food and been featured in Elle Magazine and Additionally, she has spoken at many conferences, symposia, and webinars on a variety of nutrition-related topics. In 2014, she became an adjunct professor for Pepperdine University where she taught Nutrition 210: Contemporary Issues in Nutrition. She also created and implemented a plant-based Diabetes Prevention Program.

Carole, a California native, earned a bachelor’s degree in dietetics/nutrition and a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from California State University, Northridge. She is enthusiastic about helping others move towards eating a healthy, sustainable diet with more plant foods and less animal foods for both human and planetary health.

Nutrition Education

As part of our commitment to helping student-residents make healthy choices, UCLA Dining Services offers the expertise of our Registered Dietitian (RD), Carole Bartolotto, to be available to:

  • Answer your nutrition-related questions.
  • Provide tips on how you can make healthy choices at our restaurants.
  • Address your dietary concerns or special needs.
  • Provide information on Dining Services and other nutrition-related resources.

For questions regarding special dietary issues such as food allergies, vegetarian or vegan diets, general nutrition, or any nutrition-related topic, please don't hesitate to contact:

Carole Bartolotto, M.A., RDN
Telephone: (310) 206-3193
Mobile: (424) 535-4286
Office: Sproul Hall, Suite 176

Nutritional Information Resources

General Information

Vegetarian & Vegan Information

Food Allergies

Celiac disease and gluten free diets

Food and Climate Change

Sports Nutrition

Eating & Body Image Concerns