Sarah Dallam

Sarah Dallam

Summary

Sarah Dallam is a student at the University of Alabama majoring in Human Nutrition to become a Registered Dietitian.  Her expected acceptance into the Coordinated Program in Dietetics is Fall 2011 and expected graduation date is December 2012.

Objective

Sarah's objective is to obtain a job in the field of Dietetics.

Interest

Sarah Dallam has an array of interests inside the scope of Dietetics.  She is most interested in working in medical nutrition and helping children with Cystic Fibrosis, PKU, Diabetes Mellitus, cancer patients, or any other disease process where nutrition intervention is essential.  Sarah also has an interest in working with older adults to understand their prescription's pharmaceutical and nutritional relationship.  Many medicines require dietary adjustments and many older adults need the help of a dietitian to understand.

Awards and Recognitions

Susan B. Shanahan Scholarship

  • May 2008

Dean's List

  • Fall 2008- Summer 2010

Long Term Goals

Within the next five years Sarah strives to:

  • Promote healthy nutrition habits to patients in a hospital setting
  • Take her professional experience to an under privileged country

Initial Goals

Within the next three years Sarah strives to:

  • Complete a dietetics internship
  • Sit for and pass the Registered Dietitian (RD) exam
  • Enhance her knowledge in how nutrition can be useful in different disease processes

Organization Memberships and Activities

Pi Beta Phi Sorority, initiated Fall 2008

  • Food Committee,  plans meals with the house mother and staff to accommodate the quantity of members in the sorority
  • Greek Week Coordinator,  organized the activities and community service involvement
  • Relay for Life participant
  • Arrow Board Member,  responsible for boosting the morale of the sorority with creative events to reward members for their success

Project Health and GAMMA,  Fall 2011

The Student Dietetic Association at the University of Alabama

Community Service

Champions Are Readers (CARS), Fall 2008- Present

  • Encourages everyday reading habits for 3rd grade students at Holt Elementary School through the Links to Literacy program

Ronald McDonald House Volunteer, Summer 2008- Present

  • Participated in preparing meals in a team environment for families who had children staying long term at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio

Academic Plan of Study

Remaining Courses:

Nutrition at the Cellular Level

Applied Nutrition

Medical Nutrition Therapy I

Introduction to Food Systems Management

Purchasing, Design, and Risk Management in Food Service Systems

Quantity Food Production and Service

Introduction to Research in Food and Nutrition

Nutrition Counseling and Education

Experimental Food Science

Community Nutrition

Medical Nutrition Therapy II

Management of Food-Service Systems

Directed Professional Study

Seminar in Dietetics and Nutrition

Supervised Practice in Medical Nutrition Therapy I

Supervised Practice in Food-Service Management I

Supervised Practice in Community Nutrition

Supervised Practice in Medical Nutrition Therapy II

Supervised Practice in Food-Service Management II

Directed Individual Study

Work Philosophy

Sarah's philosophy towards work includes five ideas: teamwork, 100% effort, creativity, motivation, and balance.  Team work is important because everyone needs to be able to work with others well.  Sarah always gives her 100% effort and will not give up until the project is complete and meets her high standards.  Creativity allows Sarah to think outside the box whether that be ideas or her approach to understanding people and helping them.  Sarah's motivation is to always help others.  Motivation is the key to a great employee.  Lastly, but certainly not least, balance is necessary to have in order to achieve the highest results.

Education

Education
Aug 2008 - Present

Human Nutrition

University of Alabama
Aug 2004 - May 2008

Anderson High School

Skills

Skills

Microsoft Office

Class Projects

Certifications

Certifications
Mar 2011 - Present

ServSafe Certified

National Restaurant Association
Aug 2010 - Present

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

American Red Cross

References

References

Shelley Buchanan

Andrea Fowler