I have successfully completed (well…at 3pm today!) my first full week of my Dietetic Internship!
That was a picture Brian took of me on my first day.
Right now, I am completing a portion of my community requirements with the Marion County Health Department. Each day has been a bit different. I have done things like helping out with distribution and sharing recipes at a food pantry, created flyers/newsletters with health information to distribute to food pantries, and helped other interns with classes they led for preschool-aged children and adults with disabilities. Next week, I will be attending and helping to facilitate more classes for children and adults, and I’m really looking forward to it!
Above are “apple donuts!” We educated preschoolers on basic nutrition information and after some fun interactive games, they had snack time. The apples were cut into thin slices with the core cut out to resemble a donut, yogurt was provided to use as “frosting” and blueberries were the sprinkles. The kids loved these simple treats!
While it feels wonderful to finally be diving into my internship, I will be honest in saying after being “at home” studying for nearly 3 years, it’s a bit strange not being able to take the dogs on multiple long walks during the day and totally work on my own schedule.
As for weekend plans, Brian and I are doing our usual Saturday morning run followed by the farmer’s market routine, checking out a neighborhood estate sale, and then on Sunday we are attending Yoga in the Outfield.
I hope you all had a wonderful week and have an even better weekend 🙂
Here are some more highlights from my week…
The combination was:
1/4 cup oats, 1/2 cup liquid (water/almond milk), 1/2 mashed banana, 2 tsp chia seeds, dash of cinnamon, dash of vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon sprouted brown rice protein powder. Then, in the morning I topped with peanut butter 🙂