Only one month left until school starts back up again. For me, fortunately it will be my last semester :D For dietetics students, our education does not end with a 4-year degree. After graduation the goal is often to land an internship or graduate school (or both) and then become a registered dietitian working in either the community, clinical setting, or in food service management. In addition to that, registered dietitians are required to have a certain amount of continuing education every five years. In the nutrition world, scientific research leads to a continuation of new information every day, so it makes sense to require those in the nutrition field to stay up to date.

For me, the continuing education excites me more than it scares me. I love staying up to date with the latest trends (even without following the trends, I like to know what others are up to so I can challenge misinformation). I’m looking to work in the community setting of dietetics because I love one-on-one interaction with people, and that’s where my heart truly goes. Although I love science and the clinical case studies in Medical Nutrition Therapy, I feel that there are so many current and future dietitians that have a huge passion for that area, that if given the chance, I’d prefer working in the community where my true passion lies. That being said, I’m open to new possibilities and am fully aware that internship/time may steer my choices in the dietetics world.

Fontbonne’s dietetics program isn’t for the faint of heart, it’s for the most passionate future dietitians out there! The instructors give you a great background of each different area of dietetics so you get a feel of where you want your career to land you in the future. My favorite projects included nutrition counseling with different clients. Once we did one with a registered dietitian role playing as a randomized client, another time we did with an actual client from Fontbonne’s campus. I can almost guarantee it pushed everyone in the classroom’s comfort zone at first, but it was a great way to learn!

For any perspective Dietetics students, I strongly suggest you talk to anyone in the FCS department and ask questions about the dietetics program to see if it’s the right choice for you. :)

-Katie

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Patricia

Trip to Chicago

by Patricia on July 27, 2015

in Extracurricular

Last Wednesday my brothers and I took the train by ourselves to Chicago to visit my aunt and cousin. The train was fun because I got to watch movies on my computer. Once we got there, we got to walk around the city. We went to a french market, and I got to try Belgian fries, mini doughnuts, and a lavender tea smoothie. Then we went to a Greek restaurant. The next day we went to Chinatown, and then we walked on Michigan Avenue. The next day we went to the beach and then went back to Michigan avenue and stopped at Ghirardelli. I got a giant cup of ice cream. We also stopped at the American girl store. Then we went shopping at the Water Tower Mall!  The next day, our parents picked us up, but first we went to a breakfast restaurant and I got cinnamon roll pancakes!

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Katie

North Carolina Trip

by Katie on July 27, 2015

in Extracurricular

On Tuesday I caught an early flight from Raleigh back to Saint Louis. I was in Raleigh, NC for a week visiting my boyfriend’s family and spent some time exploring the area. I was pleasantly surprised with how much I loved Raleigh! The city had a small-town vibe with the excitement and entertainment of a big city. I ended up falling in love with the city’s endless nature trails. My favorite trail was at Duke Gardens, a large and beautiful garden behind Duke University.

Before I left for vacation I admit that I was a little worried I would stray from my regular physical activity and healthy habits while on vacation. Despite my concern, I ended up staying on track with all the walking we were doing, plus I found other ways to stay active on the trip such as swimming and doing morning yoga indoors. I also discovered my boyfriend’s mom did personal training on the side, so she was just as in to fitness as I was!

That said, I sometimes forget that missing a workout or two won’t kill me. Nor will treating myself to “special occasion foods” (don’t worry, I did plenty of this!)
Trying popular local foods is one of my favorite things to do when traveling. We treated ourselves to the “best doughnuts in Raleigh” at Duck Doughnuts and had frozen custard another night (these were my two favorites during my trip). I won’t even mention that it was Glynn’s sister’s birthday that week, so we had ice cream cake too… (hey, balance in everything, right?!)

I had a great time on my trip, but it’s nice to be home and back to a regular routine… I hope I get to go back and visit Raleigh soon :)

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(Top: Glynn & I at Duke Gardens; Bottom: Doughnut w/ Coconut and Rainbow sprinkles at Duck Doughnuts in Raleigh)

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EJ

I’ve been MIA!

by EJ on July 16, 2015

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Hey!

It’s been a while since my last post so here’s a little update to get back in the swing of things!

In late June, I attended the University of Missouri basketball camp as a coach.. Formerly, I was a participant in the camp, staying over night, playing games and learning from older coaches.. Being my third year as a coach, this camp continues to help me give young children the opportunities I was given as a child.. Most of which are the reasons why I was able to play at the collegiate level.. Often, people think their respective sport is “the best sport in the world..” For myself, it’s important to understand that less than 20% of these kids won’t even play at the high school level.. This is why I always try to implement things like teamwork and hard work while helping them mature as young athletes and as young adults.. My goal is to have each kid go home to their parents (after 4 long days of strictly basketball) and somehow say, I learned a lot and I made new friends! If those two things happen, I did my job!

Since then, I have enjoyed a little bit of everything! Rock climbing, stomach flu, sunburn and a great 4th of July!

Ev

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You’re Invited…

by Taylor July 16, 2015

You are cordially invited to attend Fontbonne University’s High School Senior Preview Day on July 24th! This preview day is geared toward high school seniors so if you’re reading this right now and interested in seeing what Fontbonne has to offer, sign up now to attend Preview Day. At preview day you’ll meet some Fontbonne […]

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5 Dorm Must Haves

by Taylor July 16, 2015

I will be a resident for the third year in a row at Fontbonne beginning in the fall. I absolutely love living on campus! Its extremely convenient and I definitely recommend living on campus at least your first year at Fontbonne! However, living on campus your first year is not a requirement. With my experience […]

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my summer challenge

by Patricia July 10, 2015

At the beginning of summer, I made a goal for myself. My challenge was to bake at least one dessert per week that I have never made before. Except for the weeks I have been traveling, I have successfully managed this task. First I made carmelatas (oat and Carmel bars). Then mostly went to Eckert […]

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4th of July Weekend

by Katie July 9, 2015

This 4th of July weekend I was fortunate enough to have off work both Saturday and Sunday. I spent Saturday with my boyfriend Glynn and watched fireworks in town. On Sunday we spend some time with his family, ate burgers his dad cooked on the grill and ended the evening with a spontaneous painting session. […]

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Raising the Bar

by Katie July 6, 2015

Hey Fontbonne! This week has been such a bummer with all the rain and nasty weather we’ve been getting. Due to the weather and having a full work week, I’ve been finding things to keep me entertained indoors. One of those things has been making my own snack bars. Snack/protein bars are my go-to while […]

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Jurassic World

by Patricia July 6, 2015

On Monday, I saw the new movie Jurassic World in 3D. It was about two kids who went to visit their aunt in the Jurassic World theme park. Their aunt ran the park and she was one of the scientists who took care of the dinosaurs. The park had all kinds of attractions such as […]

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