Here you can review the courses and reflections on my experiences at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, as I become a Registered Dietitian.
I am in the process of becoming a Registered Dietitian.
I would like practice in a Clinical setting, as well as begin community Nutrition programs that focus on diabetes prevention.
I am also becoming a Certified Exercise Physiologist.
This would allow me to not only provide people with a place to go for Nutritional Therapy, but someone that can provide exercise programs to individuals less fortunate.
After becoming a Registered Dietitian, I will be working on the requirements to become a Certifies Diabetic Educator.
I really feel that I can benefit my community with services that can combat this disease that is becoming more and more prevalent in our nation.
As a former 2nd grade teacher, working with children will always be a part of me.
That is why I will be creating education programs that emphasize of giving our children life changing nutritional information in a fun and interactive manner.
Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God has already approved what you do.
Don't think about how much you eat, think about what you eat.”
NUTRITION AND DIETETICS
Introduction to Nutrition and Dietetics provides an insight on the skills that are required to be an effective Dietitian. One of the most important tools provided in this course is being able to provide evidence based research and implement it into patient care.
Nutrition Education and Application Processes teaches techniques in identifies ways to properly educate individuals with differing learning styles.
Intermediate Nutrition gives information to apply laws of thermodynamics through metabolic processes
Food Science & Technology helps provide structure to adequately evaluate food qualities and modify them to meet the need of Medical Nutrition Therapy patients.
This course gives students the skills to recognize opportunities within the community to improve the health of those around us.
This course places an emphasis on biochemistry and relating it to human metabolic processes
Introduction to Nutrition and Dietetics was the first class that I took that made me realize that I was in the right place. The information that was provided let me know that this was going to a challenging, but a rewarding process of becoming a Dietitian.
There was a major emphasis providing researched based practicing. One of the things that I thought the most of was they taught us how to research and did not just tell us to just begin researching on our own. We were able to utilize valuable resources such as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Evidence Based Library.
This was one of the classes that taught me how to be a Nutrition Professional that can benefit the health of those around me. I am able to take the research that I have studies and work with those with a compromised Nutritional status. By doing this, I hope to become a Dietitian that can help the lives of others and take the profession to new heights.
Food is the fuel of the body. This is an elementary principle that must be expound upon to be able to fully understand the way the body is fueled through the diet.
Intermediate Nutrition was one of those classes that you knew you were going to take. For me, I knew that if I could do good in this class, I could make it in this major. The role of this class was to take the information that was learned in all of those Biology and Chemistry courses and apply it to the the field of Nutrition.
I learned many things in this class including energy systems, physiological processes, and the roles the breakdown of food to its simplest form plays on the body. As I look back on the class, I really feel it taught me all of the ACEND requirements for the class thoroughly. By taking this class, I feel that I can better communicate with patients about the effects of their food choices on there bodies and how making better choices can greatly benefit quality of life.
In order to create a healthy nation, we must first begin to improve the health of our own communities first.
This class focused on how to effectively access the nutritional needs of our communities. Once you are able to do this, you are able to create programs that will benefit those around you instead of creating programs that will not benefit the community.
I really feel this was one of the classes that has shaped the way I would like to practice as a future Dietitian. I really feel that a lot of work needs to go into improving the nutritional statuses of those around me. By doing this, I feel that a process can be created that can be replicated in other communities with similar nutritional needs.