This is a very important day for me and about 10 other people that I have gotten to know over the past 8 months. Today is our last official day as dietetic interns! Yay!
Normally, at the end of each rotation I try to give a little summary about what I have learned throughout that experience. Given that I am now officially done with the entire program, I didn’t think that would be enough. Instead, I asked for a little help from my fellow interns. They too have learned a lot from this experience and have much to share.
So what exactly have we been learning over these past 8 months? Way too much to share in a single post! Instead, I thought it would be beneficial for each of my fellow interns to share the one most important nutrition tip they learned through this rigorous nutrition experience. I hope that you learn a little something too about this big, wide world of nutrition and the impact it can have on your life if pursued with passion.
-Everything in moderation
-Portion size s KEY
-Fad diets DON’T work
For more information on Kelli and her take on nutrition in today’s world, feel free to contact her at kelli_babb (at) yahoo (dot) com.
Intern #2: Jessica Lare
Intern #3: Robert Masterson (and technically, he’s NOT graduating just yet…but he has learned a lot already and he’s a fellow blogger, so I had to let him contribute!)
There’s no such thing as a “quick fix”. Whether you’re battling diabetes, obesity, heart disease, or any other ailment the best approach is a slow and steady one. Too often we are bombarded with the newest “diet miracle” that claims to have an instant answer to any problem. Unfortunately, quick fixes don’t typically provide permanent solutions. It’s no different with health and nutrition. Take slight but progressive steps towards a healthier lifestyle each day, whether that means taking the stairway instead of the elevator or having a glass of water instead of pop. This well lead to lasting results and an overall healthier you.
To learn more about Rob’s take on health and nutrition, or just more about Rob, visit his blog, Nutrition Lately.
Intern #4: Brandon Crane
There is a lot of information about nutrition, to the point where it’s overwhelming. Learning the basics well can keep things simple while doing more for your body and mind.
Learn more about nutrition basics with Brandon by contacting him at crane1bl (at) gmail (dot) com.
Intern #5: Mallory Liss
In the dietetics profession, it can sometimes be very
discouraging to educate patients that aren’t interested in
what you have to say which can sometimes make you
underestimate the value of your work. When this happens,
just remember this; If you can impact just one person’s
life, it has made the whole thing worth it.
Intern #6: Megan Gainforth
When you are passionate about what you do, nutrition is more fun.
To learn more about Megan and her nutrition philosophy, contact her via facebook.
And as for me, what is the big, bad secret I found out about good nutrition? That everyone can eat healthy…even you, and you, and you, and you…and that my job will be to prove it.
The Girl Behind the Plate (and all her intern friends!),