Remember that food should be enjoyed; take small steps towards a healthy lifestyle that works for you!
My clinical rotation was a great experience for me to utilize my medical nutrition therapy knowledge and apply it to the assessment and diagnosis of my patients. Below are examples of patient notes entered into the electronic medical record.
From the time I spent in my clinical rotation, I was exposed to new opportunities in the DC area, including The 2017 MSPEN Fall Event and the 2018 MSPEN Spring Event. Not only did I learn from the event's guest speakers' presentations, but they were also great networking events to attend.
In preparation for my pediatric experience at CNMC, I traveled to Harrisburg to attend an EPIC: Pediatric Obesity Evaluation, Treatment, and Prevention in Community Settings conference.
I am grateful for the opportunity I had to complete a rotation at Children's National Medical Center (CNMC) working in the Endocrinology and Diabetes Clinic as well as the Obesity Institute IDEAL Clinic. Below is part of my pediatric case study I presented to CNMC dietitians.
While in my dining services rotation with UMD, I created infographics for wellness walls and table tents that were directed towards university students and staff.
My partner Emily and I had the opportunity at the end of our dining services rotation to give a final presentation on our experience and projects completed. For the presentation, we created two menu items-scallion pancakes and mango sticky rice- to be served to our audience.
On our first day back from winter break, Emily and I visited UMD's Terp Farm for our sustainability rotation. We had a farm tour in 12º weather! Surprisingly enough, the oat cover crop survived in the farm's high tunnel.
Every Monday, the UMD Dietetic Interns have class days together. For some of these, we have joint class days with other internship programs in the area. The group picture below is of the UMD Dietetic Interns at the joint class day put on by Johns Hopkins highlighting bariatric surgery and eating disorders.