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Dietitians! Are You Captioning Your Videos?!

As dietitians, we have a lot of valuable information to share and you want everyone in your target audience to be able to soak up all the knowledge you’re sharing. I encourage you to consider additional ways to incorporate accessibility into your video plans, starting with closed captions. It’s much easier to design, script, and create content with accessibility in mind than it is to revamp everything after the fact,…

Learn New Skills in 2021: Making Homemade Vegetable Broth

Don’t want to scroll through a novel before you get to the recipe? Click here to view the Vegetable_Broth_Recipe.pdf. If you don’t mind a little reading first, carry on 🙂 If there’s one thing people learned last year it’s new skills in the kitchen from making focaccia bread to whipped coffee. If you haven’t tried making your own vegetable broth yet, I definitely recommend adding homemade broth to your “cooking-knowledge…

Saving Money at University

I wasn’t born knowing everything and we all learn things in our own time. One thing I wasn’t born knowing and had to learn along the way (while making plenty of mistakes) was how to save money while navigating undergrad. College is expensive and the majority of students in the United States could use a little extra money in our bank accounts during those demanding years. If there’s one thing…

COVID-19 Impacting Dietetic Internships

The past several weeks have been extremely. . . interesting. I don’t mean for that to sound insensitive, it has just been interesting to see how different people are handling the COVID-19 pandemic. I only intend to speak to my own experiences as a dietetic intern who has observed some of the impacts on a small corner of our healthcare system in the U.S. For anyone reading this who isn’t…

Hunger Action Month 2018

This is just a quick note that September is Hunger Action Month and although we’re already about halfway through the month, there’s still time to get out there and do something. I suggest checking out FeedingAmerica.org to find a local food bank or doing a google search for opportunities near you to volunteer some of your time. My experience with food banks has been with the Beaverton location of the Oregon…

Impression of My First ‘Imperfect Produce’ Box

I was not sponsored by Imperfect Produce. My opinions and experiences expressed here are my own and I am not affiliated with Imperfect Produce. Imperfect Produce is subscription-based service that delivers produce to your doorstep that would otherwise be wasted due to either irregularities that don’t meet grocery store standards (size, color, asymmetry, scarring), surplus, or the lack of a consumer market for something. From Imperfect Produce’s website: “Imperfect fights…

I almost dropped out

Fall term was rough. I had a close friend run into some troubles and I was spending a lot of time making sure their life stays on track. I also had a death in the family during the first week of the term, which was somewhat expected, but none-the-less heartbreaking. On top of that, I was commuting about 5 hours a day, 5 days a week. After 10 weeks and…

Curbing Food Waste Little by Little

I was happy to see an article in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ August issue about food waste in the United States. The article is brief, but it talks about some ways Dietitians can try to get involved in this global issue. I whole-heartedly agree that food waste is an issue dietitians can be involved in! As someone working toward a degree in nutrition with the hopes…

The Heart is Fascinating

I took 3 terms of anatomy this past school year and enjoyed the hell out of it. There were so many things I learned that I felt stupid for not knowing already. It’s seems weird to me that we all have this stuff in us, but not all of us are taught much about it. I think it also comes down to being taught when you’re in a mindset to receive the…