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7/20/11 9:49 P

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I love community nutrition education! Good luck to you in your studies and glad to have you on the team!!

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7/15/11 9:15 A

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I know of so many college students who can not find summer work. Because of this, I have 4 dietetic students who are job shadowing me and doing volunteer work. It is a good experience for them---but I also know they need the money.
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7/14/11 8:57 P

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Welcome to the group! Hope school is going well, if you're taking summer classes. School was a difficult time for me to prioritize myself and my own weight - glad you're on here working on health goals at the same time as your career goals. Glad you found the group!

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7/7/11 7:57 A

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Welcome!!! Glad you found the group :) Yep, dietitians are human, too! In fact, in my schooling, I found that most of my fellow classmates fell into one of two categories: those already streaking by with health under their belts - marathon runners, athletes, etc. The other half (of which I fell into) were those who loved food and had bad relationships with food that they themselves were also working to overcome. The cool thing was finding we all worked together, and it didn't matter which history you had.

Where are you going to school? Hopefully they have a vast array of classes and opportunities for you to dabble in, to find what you like! I am finding integrative and holistic health education is my favorite area :)

Good luck, and hope to see you around the forums!

~Katie



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SALTNPEPPERLADY Posts: 76
7/6/11 11:48 P

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I'm new to this group...I wasn't sure if I should join or not, since I'm still in my studies, but I went ahead and joined, hoping to learn something from everyone here. I'm a career-changer in my late 20s with a fairly unrelated prior bachelor's degree and real-world job that I was laid off from.

After a series of serious health problems in my immediate family, I decided to follow my interest to go back to school and become a dietitian. During my year taking care of my family, I lost 40+ pounds, some of which was with the help of SparkPeople, because I was paying more attention to my own physical health than I had in a very long time.

However, after I started back to school in pursuit of my MS in Nutrition, I have had a few personal setbacks, lost focus on my weight maintenance for awhile, but now I'm back on SparkPeople. I have come through with just as strong of a resolution to continue my degree, then continue studies after finishing my thesis to become an RD. I have no idea what exact field of nutrition I am most interested in. Initially I was interested in becoming a CDE, but we will see once I actually get some real experience...

Any words of wisdom are very welcome. It's comforting to see that even RDs have issues with food on here! I don't feel quite so bad that I don't have my own issues quite figured out yet...

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