Importance of a Diverse Perspective: Behind the scenes of an FNS Dietitian’s Job 

By: Stephany Singh Ever wondered what and how you can advocate for inclusion? This thought has crossed my change-agent mind throughout my life. What would you know, the opportunity truly presented itself in the most unlikely of places.  I have been provided the opportunity to work with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) inContinue reading “Importance of a Diverse Perspective: Behind the scenes of an FNS Dietitian’s Job “

Communication Considerations for Healthcare

 By: Julie Henderson Communication isn’t always easy. However, obtaining good information from patients or residents on the condition of their health, personal preferences concerning their diet, care in general, social circumstances and lifestyle, in addition to a good medical and family history, is crucial to good health. During my recent rotation at Future Care IrvingtonContinue reading “Communication Considerations for Healthcare”

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)”