Dietetic Internship: Week 5 Recap @ NEP

Today’s blog post weekly recap of my dietetic internship will be a short one. Last week was my second week on my Nutrition Education Program rotation. Unlike last week, I didn’t do much teaching this time. Actually, out of my four days at NEP, I only taught 3 classes on my last day. What did I do the other days then? I’m glad you asked. Here’s what my week not teaching consisted of: Spending an entire day with a professor for chemistry of foods. I graded undergrad lab reports, gathered up items needed for the lab that day, made a market order for the next week’s lab, assisted students during lab. Taking a professor’s two undergrad classes’ scantrons to be graded. Who knew you took the exams to be graded at the library? I imagined professors grading them on the scantron machine like they did in high school… Entering pre-test […]

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Dietetic Internship: Week 4 Recap

Remember all those RA days I talked about where we just made lesson plan bags and stuff? Well those finally paid off today because… I F I N A L L Y got to go to one of our elementary schools and teach! The first day started off as a disorganized day but it got a lot better after I got into the classroom. I was nervous because I’m always nervous (anxiety man). Once I walked into the school and saw the students walking around I felt so at ease. Since this is the first week we’re actually in the schools and I’m on my NEP rotation, I get to be a “trainer” which basically just means I get to show everyone else the ropes while they’re on their RA days this week. I feel like I’ve talked a lot about NEP and RA days, but not really explained them […]

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Dietetic Internship: Week 3 Recap

My schedule has been so random and a rolling with the flow kind of time that for the past two weeks it hasn’t felt much like a traditional internship. Not that I really know what a “traditional” internship is or feels like??? But ya get the point. Coming out of my out patient rotation, I worked from home my last day and finished off my week by having a RA day. Then followed that up with a three day weekend (thanks Labor Day!), then worked from home on Tuesday, and followed up on Wednesday with another RA day. So basically it had been 8-ish days since I had actually been in a rotation. It was a weird time. So basically I only had two physical days at my rotation, Thursday and Friday. This week was my “Technology” rotation, but it was really just a “social media” rotation. This was a […]

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Dietetic Internship: Week 2 Recap

I hope everyone had a good holiday weekend! My weekend was jam packed full of things from celebrating our anniversary, to celebrating my maw-maw’s birthday, to a family holiday cookout, to the boring cleaning and homework stuff… BUT, guys! Another week of the dietetic internship is D O N E. Here’s my recap of week 2: Monday’s are always my class day. I had my dietetic internship class, where we all get together and talk about our rotations. A lot of people were on NEP which meant a lot of people were busy running copies, making lesson plan bags, and assisting our professors with odds and ends. There were some people on other rotations though! Two people were on long term care. They said it’s a lot more involved than you’d think and enjoyable. Although I’m going to a different site than them, it helped me be more excited for […]

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What I Ate Wednesday #4

If I’m being open and honest (which I always try my best to be with you guys), I’m still struggling in the mornings. I think it’s some combination of every day/week is different, my long commute, not being consistent with my bedtime, and failing to plan my mornings better. For the most part I’m handling my snacks, lunch, and dinner well throughout the day. Breakfast is just my downfall. I have some breakfast foods that I thought were quick and easy (toast with nut butter and frozen burritos), but taking the time to heat them just isn’t in the cards for me right now. Unfortunately I’ve been heavily relying on protein bars and coffee in the mornings. Today I was able to grab a yogurt and some grapes. I use to get to work early and eat my breakfast before the day started. Now, that’s not really an option so […]

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