Dietetic Intern Wisdom: Knowing My Scope Of Practice

How I Talk Nutrition as a Dietetic Intern

As a dietetic intern, most of my family and friends (and strangers) end up asking me for nutrition advice at some point. I LOVE talking about nutrition, but I need to remember that I am not a professional yet. I am in the midst of my education, I know a LOT of stuff, but I have to know my scope of practice. I'm not licensed (yet!) and cannot prescribe, treat, or diagnose nutrition issues.


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Are YOU Overpaying At Target? I Went To 5 Different Target Stores To Find Out

Are YOU Overpaying At Target

After investigating which of the several grocery stores in my area had the cheapest groceries, I wanted to dig deeper. Would the same store in the same geographic location have the same prices for their groceries? I chose Target for this experiment. There are 5 Target stores with a Minneapolis address, each in different neighborhoods. I made up my grocery list of staple items in many white Americans. Pasta and pasta sauce, apples, milk, ground beef, etc.


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Cooking And Eating When You Live Alone

Cooking And Eating When You Live Alone

It can be challenging to grocery shop, plan meals, cook, eat, and clean up when its only you. Add in trying to make nutritious meals, try new ingredients, and avoid relying on take-out, and you’ve got a lot of work cut out for you. But living alone gives you the opportunity to learn, to try new things, and to be more independent, and that’s awesome! It is possible to cook and eat healthy, delicious meals when you live alone WITHOUT spending hundreds of dollars on groceries and dozens of hours in the kitchen.


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Should You Take Summer College Courses?

Should You Take Summer College Courses?

Quarantine has changed school for all of us. A lot of students (including me!) are trying to fill their summers with something other than their really cool internship or summer residency or volunteering or travel. I’ve taken a LOT of summer college courses, both in undergrad, and now I’ve got 6 credits of online grad school classes headed my way. Summer classes are sometimes known as the “easy way out”. But that’s not how I want to learn. I LOVE what I’m learning, so I WANT to dive in and get as much out of my summer courses as I can.


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Homemade Pita Bread

Homemade Pita Bread

I used to be intimidated by yeast breads, until I realized that they’re all just about the same. This bread dough recipe is excellent for pita bread, but I also use it for pizza crust, focaccia, sandwich bread…pretty much whatever I feel like making! I have a stand mixer with a dough-hook attachment and I LOVE it, but this recipe can easily be done by hand. If you don’t have a cast iron pan or griddle, you can use a non-stick pan or griddle. You may need to add a small amount of oil to the pan while you are cooking your pita.


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Vegan Pineapple Banana “Naked” Juice

Vegan Pineapple Banana Naked Juice

I’ve been making this Vegan Pineapple Banana “Naked” Juice all the time lately! It’s fresh, its fun, and chock-full of vitamins and minerals! My secret ingredient is coconut water! It’s full of electrolytes and even the unsweetened versions have carbohydrates. Coconut water is a fun alternative to using milk in my smoothies when I just want something light and refreshing (like this recipe!)


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Grow Your Public Speaking Confidence: Tips For College Students

Grow Your Public Speaking Confidence: Tips For College Students

Today, I’m sharing my best tips for growing your public speaking confidence! Anyone who has met me KNOWS that I love public speaking! But I didn’t always...I used to be scared of public speaking, and I know a lot of college students would rather write a 10 page paper than give a 10 minute speech. Being a confident public speaker can also open the doors for unique opportunities out in the real world and definitely looks AMAZING on your resume and cover letter.


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The Truth About My College Study Abroad

The Truth About My College Study Abroad

I'm talking about my college study abroad experience today! I traveled to South Africa and Namibia and it was the experience of a lifetime...but I'm learning to tell the truth: I really struggled with anxiety while I was abroad and most of the time I was there, I was truly miserable and wanting to come home!


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Chickpea Protein Bowl For 2

Chickpea Protein Bowl For 2

I am a sucker for a simple, easy, quick meal, and this takes the cake! (well, not cake, but you know what I mean). Chickpeas, broccoli and cauliflower, and scrambled eggs over rice? Yes please! My husband and I love this chickpea protein bowl for weeknight dinners.


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