Access to Food without Education Feeds the Problems of Tomorrow

By Dietetic Intern: Amber Wall “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” This saying came to mind after completing my rotation with the USDA’s SNAP-ED Connection program manager, Janice Schneider, MS, RDN, FAND. The SNAP Program serves itsContinue reading “Access to Food without Education Feeds the Problems of Tomorrow”

Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone to Grow Professionally

By: Julie Henderson The fear of the unknown can be a stronghold. That is what I felt when I was assigned to do my first podcast in my dietetic internship program. I chose this internship program with the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) because of what I didn’t yet know and what I wantedContinue reading Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone to Grow Professionally

The Big 9 Food Allergens For Manna Food Center Staff

By: Stephany Singh While there are more than 160 known food allergens only eight have been considered major allergens and are required to be listed on food labels. But did you know that there are now nine major allergens? As of January 1, 2023, sesame has been added to the list. You may be wonderingContinue reading The Big 9 Food Allergens For Manna Food Center Staff

The Importance of a Second Opinion

A Partnership Between a Dietitian and A Speech Pathologist By: Amber Wall Reading through multiple clinical notes as a dietetic intern can be overwhelming. There are notes from the nurses, surgeons, occupational therapists, speech pathologists (SLP), and more. I began to question the role of a speech pathologist compared to a dietitian. Prior to thisContinue reading “The Importance of a Second Opinion”

Communication Elicits Confidence

UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) By: Anh Trinh. Some jobs do not require communications. You perform your assigned task, submit your timesheet, and call it a day. With some jobs, you might spend most of your day watching the clock, waiting for it to hit the five o’clock mark so that you canContinue reading “Communication Elicits Confidence”