Interning at the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) is going great, I’m really enjoying it (especially because it is so timely!) With my background at the Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC), I already knew that I really enjoy consumer education and web-based nutrition communication.
However, I also love the whole nutrition policy part of USDA. To think that you could influence the way America learns about healthy eating is really great. I told my preceptor: it will be so cool in the coming years, no matter what I do as a Registered Dietitian, the Dietary Guidelines and Food Guide Pyramid will always be a large part of dietetics. So a couple years from now, I can look back and see how some of my work has helped- even with my little five week rotation. Speaking of, the past three and a half weeks has flown by. I can’t believe next week is our last! Then, I’m back to community nutrition, interning at Moveable Feast in Baltimore, MD.
Until then, I’m working on my abstract and poster presentation for the Maryland Dietetic Association, and I’ve already started preparing for the RD exam a little bit. I know…it’s four months away…but I don’t want to forget anything I learned in clinical at the beginning of the internship!