Reflective Essay On Community Harvest Project

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Community Harvest project (CHP) has taught me so many skills, besides just gaining experience in the nutrition field. I learned a little about farm work, how to work as a team and become more of a leader and educate the community. I was able to discover what specific skills are needed for nutrition education. We know that practical experience is the best, and internships like this give students that hand-on experience they need. This experience pushed my strengths and weaknesses working as a nutrition educator. I am confident that everything that I was able to learn during my time interning at CHP is going to served me, as I will be coming out of this experience with more guidance on where I want to take my career along with valuable skills. I really enjoyed having two sides to my internship; one being education, and the other being outside experiencing what kind of farm work they do at CHP. Throughout my time at CHP I have had many eye opening experiences. One memorable moment during my internship took place on a Saturday when a group of biology students came from Assumption College. I sat in on the presentation that Tori Buerschaper the Volunteer and Education Coordinator, gives before each
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I still want to do education within the community, but I think I would enjoy working with older adults rather than children. Although my internship consisted just of teaching children, I still believe is really important, I do not think it is my strong suit and would be a better fit in front of a different audience. I would like to start my career at a non-profit similar to CHP. I really enjoyed the outside aspect and learning about the farm work at CHP. I really surprised myself when working with the Jen and Annie and felt accomplished at the end of everyday seeing how many the volunteers where able to get done. It was really enlightening to be part of such a great

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