Newly diagnosed diabetes in the acute setting: through the lens of a diabetes educator

By: Olivia Heinz Through my clinical rotation at Meritus Health in Hagerstown, MD, I have learned an immense amount of new information on type 2 diabetes mellitus. The registered dietitians at Meritus work closely with Crystal Allison, the certified diabetes care and education specialist (CDCES). Crystal is a registered nurse with a master’s degree inContinue reading “Newly diagnosed diabetes in the acute setting: through the lens of a diabetes educator”

The Misconception About Fiber Intake with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

By Meredith Murdock During my clinical rotation with Children’s National Medical Center, I was able to work with one of the outpatient gastrointestinal registered dietitians. Through this experience, I attended multiple disease focused clinics and observed the dietitian provide patient education for nutrition management. During the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) clinic, there was a commonContinue reading “The Misconception About Fiber Intake with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)”

Creating Connection Through Food at the UMD Campus Pantry

By: Jennifer Pilut As a kid, the food network was one of my favorite channels to watch on TV. I was drawn to the bright colors, cooking tips and fun atmosphere of the cooking shows. This early curiosity in food and cooking sparked my initial interest in a career in dietetics. Fast forward a fewContinue reading “Creating Connection Through Food at the UMD Campus Pantry”

Understanding the Cool Food Pledge

By: Cierra Peterlin Are you familiar with the term “carbon footprint”? We sometimes hear these words being used by companies, individuals and groups who are conscious of the amount of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gasses they are emitting into the atmosphere by way of their activities. In our world today, many people are looking forContinue reading “Understanding the Cool Food Pledge”