Struggling to Stay Sane When Your Life’s Turned Upside Down?

by Tessa LaVarta. If I was told three months ago that I would not be finishing the rest of the school year in person, that I would be taking online classes while quarantining in my hometown, and looking to an unforeseeable future of when the next public event will take place, I would have no … Continue reading Struggling to Stay Sane When Your Life’s Turned Upside Down?

Universities: Potential Eating Disorder Breeding Grounds

by Natalie Colantuono Through my last four years at the University of Pittsburgh as a dietetics major, I have gained an extensive amount of knowledge on the biochemical metabolism of food, the medical nutrition therapy for various conditions, and the role of a dietitian in the community. These were all topics I expected to be … Continue reading Universities: Potential Eating Disorder Breeding Grounds

Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Importance of Family-Centered Practice in Pediatrics

By Shannon Frizzell I am currently completing my dietetic internship through the coordinated program at the University of Pittsburgh. Through this program I have had the exciting experience of being involved in Pitt’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Related Disorders (LEND) Program as a nutrition and dietetics trainee. The LEND program has provided me … Continue reading Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Importance of Family-Centered Practice in Pediatrics

Cornell Dietetic Internship Program

By Laura Kilburg Like many, my path into the dietetics field was not a linear one. I received a bachelor’s degree in psychology, took some time off to work, and then returned to school to earn a Master’s in Nutrition Science. When the time came for dietetic internship applications, I was faced with a tough … Continue reading Cornell Dietetic Internship Program

Becoming a Competitive Applicant for the Dietetic Internship

By Megan Appelbaum As a current sophomore at Florida State University (FSU), I have been trying to gain experience and build my resume to be a competitive applicant for the dietetic internship.  I can’t physically apply to my university’s dietetics program until the summer of my junior year, but once I am in, I will … Continue reading Becoming a Competitive Applicant for the Dietetic Internship

Eating For Happiness – New Mechanisms for the Role of Nutrition in the Prevention of Depression

By Steph Tan Introduction It is becoming well-known that the food we eat profoundly impacts mental health and the development of mental illnesses, including depression.1-5 It is also known that depression is an inflammatory condition.3-9 However, less is known about inflammation in the brain and how it may play a role in depression. Depression is … Continue reading Eating For Happiness – New Mechanisms for the Role of Nutrition in the Prevention of Depression

Experience Recognition Program

By Kathleen Aguzzi As a student, getting experience in your career field is so vital to reaching success outside of the classroom. When applying to an internship or job, employers will be looking at your resume for hands on participation. It is especially important to make these outside of the classroom experiences meaningful and constructive. … Continue reading Experience Recognition Program

Improving Behavior in Preschoolers through Nutrition

by Kathleen Aguzzi I’ve always been outspoken about my passion for nutrition. I had been working at a preschool as a teacher’s assistant for a year before the director approached me concerned about their meal calendar. The director noticed that after years of running this business, more and more kids were struggling with behavioral disorders. … Continue reading Improving Behavior in Preschoolers through Nutrition

The Four-Year Field Trip

by Felecia Dispense My children, active-duty military husband, and I have been immersed in the Italian culture through cuisine, travel, and even through education since November of 2014. For many Americans, the word “Italian” is typically synonymous with “food.” I can honestly say, this is something I still personally agree with, but within a much grander … Continue reading The Four-Year Field Trip