Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Senior Spotlight: Whitney Stevens

Senior Spotlight: Whitney Stevens

What is one thing you want juniors to know about senior year?
It stretches you in ways you didn’t know you could stretch.
What is some advice you for any student in the dietetics program? 
Don’t give up!
What is some advice with applying to internships?
Play to your strengths.
What are interviews like? How should I prepare?  
If I said they are the greatest, I would be lying. Just be yourself. Interviewers want to know you, not an ideal resume.
What has been your favorite part of the dietetics program? 
Going into the community and working with people.
What is something you have learned throughout the entire program?
Food is life.
Where do you want to work? What is your long term goal with dietetics? 
Ahhhhhhh I don’t even know. But my dream job is to have my own restaurant.
What is your favorite memory from the dietetics program? 
Late nights in the lab.
What was your favorite project/assignment?
Junior year, designing a kitchen and planning the grand opening.
Who was your favorite professor? 
I couldn’t pick one. They all have such different personalities and are great to talk to. But I've gotta say, I am a Fullmer fan.

Thanks Whitney!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

National Nutrition Month!

We celebrated National Nutrition Month on Thursday, March 17. It was a fun even where students were able to learn more about nutrition. We decided to gear our nutrition topics towards the average college student. 

The theme this year that was given to us was Savor the Flavor. We decided to use food trucks to introduce some topics to the public. They all turned out really great, and everyone had fun and learned a lot. 

For information on healthy tips click HERE

Senior Spotlight: Danielle Quinton

We will be starting a new part of our blog. We will be having a few juniors and seniors on the blog answering a few questions. 

Our first senior spotlight is Danielle Quinton. 

What is one thing you want juniors to know about senior year?
Continue to work hard! The fall semester is a little easier that what you're used to, but don't get lazy because the winter semester is a challenge. 

What is some advice you have for any student in the dietetics program?
Try not to procrastinate! Taking even 30 minutes to start on an assignment that isn't due for a couple of weeks will save you a lot of time in the end. 

What are dietetic internship interviews like? How should I prepare? 
When you interview, you will usually meet with a professor and an intern. Do your best to answer the questions and be sure to dress appropriately. Don't be afraid, it's fun to talk to the professors about something you're both passionate about!

Where do you want to work? What is your long term goal with dietetics? 
When I become a dietitian, I want to work in a school food-service organization because of the opportunity to make creative menus and the upbeat environment a school provides. 

What was your favorite project/assignment? 
My favorite assignment was making diabetic meal plans. For this assignment, we were instructed to write diabetic patterns for various diets. Our patterns had to be within 25 kcal of the goal and contain at least 25% kcals from fat. After completing this assignment, we had to follow one of the diets for three days. I chose to follow the 1800 kcal diet. This assignment taught me the importance of balancing carbohydrates in type II diabetes and how difficult it is to follow a specific diet. 

Who is your favorite professor? 
My favorite professor is Dr. Richards because she is always happy, knows what she's talking about, and grades fairly. 

Thanks Danielle!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

December Service Project

We had a great service project in December! Thank you to all who came out and helped. We made gift bags for those who completed the 100 Day Heart Challenge at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center here in Provo, Utah. 

 Students assembling the packages

Refreshments were served to those who helped put together the packets. 

Thanks to all who helped! This was an awesome SDA activity, and we are grateful for our service committee who came up with the project. 

Hope everyone had a happy holidays!