Interviewing: How to Make a Lasting Impression

Your resume made you stand out, and now you have landed your first interview. Whether you are interviewing for acceptance into an internship program or for your first job as a dietitian, keep these points in mind to ensure a lasting impression. Preparation The most...

Internships: Computer-Matching Basics

Computer matching is a necessary part of the application process for most dietetic internships (DIs). This process is facilitated by a computerized matching company, D&D Digital Systems, which has a contract with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). This...

Internship Basics: What You Need to Know

Once you have completed the required course work from an accredited program, you are now eligible to apply for a dietetic internship (DI). According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, currently all DIs must provide at least 1200 hours of supervised practice,...

Experience Q & A

In addition to having a competitive academic record, it is equally important to have hands-on experience in the world of dietetics. Exploring beyond the books shows program directors that you have a passion for the field and a desire to learn. Without any experience, how do...

Digestion Match: How Much Do You Know?

Note: This is a great quiz for students in introductory nutrition courses.

Committees or Journal Clubs: Steps to Get One Started

Mission and goals Decide what your mission is. Make sure that it is not too broad, because it is easy to become unfocused and overwhelmed. If necessary, write a justification report for upper management. Decide on criteria for measuring success in meeting the committee’s or...

Restaurants: Rating Their Nutritional Efforts

Note to presenter: This is a fun learning experience for students or participants in a community class. Criteria Score 1=not at all or poor 5=room for improvement 10=excellent Notes Are certain dishes highlighted as “healthy” options?    

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