Dietetics Personal Statement

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My desire for a career involving leadership, communication, nutrition education, human and environmental health, and science is what brought me to pursue dietetics. The academic and professional training required to attain the registered dietitian nutritionist credential makes dietetics a leading profession. I want to be a leader in nutrition education and care, which is why the career of registered dietitian nutritionist is right for me. Altogether, my experiences and interests explain that I want to enter the dietetics profession because I recognize the value of the registered dietitian nutritionist. Both my short-term and long-term goals are founded on entering and continually contributing to the dietetic profession. From the start of …show more content…
Through interactions with fellow garden volunteers, I have learned about food culture in Cambodia, Mexico, and China in particular. For example, a volunteer in the garden shared about her home village in China where sweet potato leaves are harvested and eaten. There is an important connection between food culture, nutrition, and community gardening. Building on my experience, I researched methods, resources, and considerations for community garden development for my Honors Scholar Program Capstone. I also joined the Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group to learn from dietitians in the sustainable food systems area of the profession. As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I hope to continue to learn from individuals of diverse cultures to establish sustainable food systems. My short-term goal is to continue to support community gardens. My long-term goals are to influence policy regarding sustainable food systems and connect people to growing food in their community. With my interests, I plan to continue my education with a Master of Public Health or Master of Business Administration including an environmental or sustainability focus. This education is key to my long-term goal of starting a sustainable food consulting company that assists food services in incorporating locally sourced ingredients into their food …show more content…
Completing various roles simultaneously throughout my undergraduate education required me to build strong time-management skills. I am well prepared to manage the graduate course content and supervised practice components of the Bastyr Dietetic Internship. The unqiue learning outcomes of nutrition care that incorporates whole foods, complementary medicine, and environmental considerations corresponds with my specific interest in growing food and sustainable food systems. My strong science and academic background along with my experiences in clinical, food service, and community nutrition also make me an ideal match for this

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