Dietetic Internship, Stories

Making a Long Distance Relationship Work During Your Dietetic Internship

April 8th, 2018 -- match day -- aka the day I found out I was accepted into a Dietetic Internship (DI). And not just any DI, but one that happened to be almost 3,000 miles away from my home with a combined masters program in nutrition science. The rush of emotion that came over me… Continue reading Making a Long Distance Relationship Work During Your Dietetic Internship

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Dinner, Recipe, Reduce Food Waste

Save the Salmon Cakes (with Brussels Sprouts)

The other night I made myself some salmon for dinner. As a busy student/intern, living with roommates, and cooking for just myself most of the time, I'm usually portioning out my glass Tupperware containers with the after-meal leftovers. The issue with saving salmon for the next day is that it really doesn't save well. Fish… Continue reading Save the Salmon Cakes (with Brussels Sprouts)

Baking, Dessert, Nutrition, Recipe

Chewy, Gooey, Paleo Blondies

I used to bake almost everyday. It was a hobby, a passion, a little thing that made my heart sing every time I did it. But then, I sort of just stopped. I would still do it from time to time, but rarely in comparison to my past. Sometimes we lose sight of the things… Continue reading Chewy, Gooey, Paleo Blondies

Beverages, Gastrointestinal Health, Health Tips, Wellness

Why I’m Switching from Coffee to Tea

When I was growing up my mom made coffee every morning, without fail. I'd wake up to her coffee grinder screaming as it pulverized coffee beans. I grew up mostly in her household, just her and I. So every morning I woke up smelling it. I honestly don't even remember the first time I tried… Continue reading Why I’m Switching from Coffee to Tea

Clinical Rotations, Dietetic Internship, Nutrition, Tips for Success

Leaving Your Clinical Rotation on the Best Note Possible

There may or may not be a pun intended in the title here. Last week marked the very last of my acute and ICU clinical rotations as a Dietetic Intern. I literally cannot believe it. The last post I made gave tips on how to shine your first week (after I had finished my own… Continue reading Leaving Your Clinical Rotation on the Best Note Possible

Dietetic Internship, Professionalism, Tips for Success

Five Tips for Shining During Week One of Clinical Rotations

I'm all settled into my new home in Buffalo, New York and today marks the weekend following my first official week of supervised practice hours. I am doing my clinical rotation first and was placed at Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) here in Buffalo. It's crazy to think that I have only been here for… Continue reading Five Tips for Shining During Week One of Clinical Rotations

Dietetic Internship, Nutrition, Stories

The Process of Believing in Yourself: Dietetic Internship & Masters Program Acceptance

In exactly thirty-eight days I will be moving 2,567 miles away from my hometown of Sacramento, California, to Buffalo, New York for an intense eighteen month nutrition program. To become a Registered Dietitian (RD), one must complete a Bachelor of Science degree (soon to be a masters), at least 1200 practice hours of supervised, unpaid… Continue reading The Process of Believing in Yourself: Dietetic Internship & Masters Program Acceptance