Overview of Effective Communication Skills:
Meet a dietetics professional that I have never met before.
Learn more about careers in dietetics.
Develop and use professional verbal and writing skills
Contact a new dietetic professional in my area of interest to make an appointment for an interview.
Ask required questions to the dietetic professional as well as questions of my own.
I included this under communication because I successfully requested an interview, executed the interview and with a dietetic professional and I communicated effectively with her.
Evaluation is included.
English 202 paper: Elderly Abuse and Neglect: A Look from Inside the Hospital
Choose controversial topic of interest and use the world-wide web to research it.
Interview professionals in the area of interest.
Use another method of research to find more information on topic of interest.
Research topic in library and with world-wide web to find at least six reliable resources.
Interview at least two professionals.
Conduct another form of research, a survey.
I included this under communication because I effectively communicated two nurses as well as obtained results from a survey I handed out at a local hospital. It is important to be able to communicate your thoughts through your writing. Also, Dr. Park asked to include my paper in her book she is writing on all of her work with under-graduate students.
Aramark Internship Journal
Learn procedures for iventory control, food production and purchasing for schools and health care.
Reinforce didactic concepts with hands-on experiences.
Participate in rotations of food stations at HUB.
Complete group activities and head one of the group activities.
I included this because I had to communicate effectively with a lot of people from my four group members, to employees and managers at the HUB, Aramark's dietitian on staff and of course, my professor. I kept a journal of all my experiences for the whole internship which is a good indicator of how much communication, written and verbal I needed successfully do. Evaluation included.
Overview of translating the role of nutrients and food to provide for health and well being:
Disease Case Study
Evaluate a case study on a patient.
Use the basic tools for diet modificiation, food exchange systems,and nutrition assessment.
Learn more about dietary treatment of caloric imbalances.
Group and individual work was required.
Complete a ADIME/SOAP format.
Prescribe a Nutrition Diagnosis.
Present my case study to the class.
I chose to include my Disease Case Study for translating roles of nutrients and food to provide for health and well being because in my case study, I had to evaluate the types of food my patient was eating as well as look over her lab values and prescribe a more appropriate diet for her health to improve.
Evaluation is included.
Experimental Foods Paper
Understand the relevance of food and disease.
Relating chemical and physical properties to reactions and processes occurring in food systems.
Research a disease of interest.
Find a recipe that has a ingredient that relates to the disease that can be modified.
Conduct multiple experiments with the ingredient substitutes.
Host a taste-test panel for each variation of the recipe.
I chose this paper, "Substitution of Fats in Chocolate Chip Cookies to Aide in the Childhood Obesity Epidemic" because I spend an entire semester writing and performing research and experiments for this paper. It really helped me grasp the role of nutrients into everyday health and well-being with my father's chocolate chip cookies recipe.
Overview of effective nutrition education for individuals and groups from diverse populations:
Pre-School Lesson Plan
Choose a food based children's book to read to a group of pre-school children.
Create lesson plan for pre-school age children.
Incorparate at least two nutrition based goals to teach the children.
Create two activities for the children to participate in.
I included this teaching experience because I had to create a specified lesson plan for pre-school age children. Dr. Taylor-Davis said I did an excellent job.
High School Lesson Plan
Reach a different level of education than previously reached (college and pre-school)
Create lesson plan and activities for the appropriate age group.
Find a independent teaching experience.
Create appropriate lesson plan and incorporate activities for age group.
I included this teaching experience because I am most comfortable teaching younger children so getting to teach a high school class was a new experience for me. I did a lesson on moderation and food portions, but what was really unique about this experience was that I got to teach the same class back-to-back