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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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Taylor

5 Dorm Must Haves

by Taylor on July 16, 2015

in College Life

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 living on campus, I’ve came up with a list of five items that I feel are dorm must haves. So if you do decide to live on campus, keep this list in mind when packing! It can come in real handy when you’re trying to figure what you need and don’t need to bring!

  1. Command Strips – If you plan on hanging anything on your walls, this is what you’ll use. I recommend getting quite a few of them!
  2. Small First Aid Kit – This is a must! Since we don’t have a health clinic on campus, you are responsible for having the basic first aid items like: band-aids, aspirin, and any other things you might need.
  3. Laundry Basket of some sort – Something with handles is great! The trek to the laundry room can be a long one, so having a durable basket that can be easily carried will be a big help.
  4. Lamp – Sometimes dorm rooms don’t have the best lighting, so a simple lamp can really brighten your room! Some lamps even come with little storage compartments for your pens and pencils.
  5. A Power Strip – With all the things you’ll likely need electricity for, you’ll soon find yourself running out of outlets. A power strip can add some extra plug-ins while also maintaining safety.

I hope you can find some of these tips to be of some assistance! Comment below if you have any other dorm room items that you feel are necessities! I would love to hear them!

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Hey!

I had a blast this weekend, traveling to the city in celebration of my girlfriends 21st birthday! There was a lot going on over the weekend, on and off campus.. STL housed a weekend called STL Uncorked, a fun and exciting concert full of entertainment, drinks, food, and the surrounding community!

Personally, I have officially decided to pursue my dream of becoming a Chiropractor.. I’ve given in a ton of thought over the last 4 years but I feel like it has been a dream of mine for a reason! I enjoy helping people, understanding them, making them better physically and psychologically, as well as letting them know that I am always around to help their family and friends. I hope to graduate in the Fall of 2018 with a bright future ahead of me and clear idea of exactly where I want to go with my practice to be as successful as possible. I first had the idea of becoming a Chiropractor in the 8th grade when I broke my tailbone. Long story short, I didn’t heal correctly and chiropractics worked wonders on getting me back to equilibrium!

Ev

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Katie

Summertime so far

by Katie on June 16, 2015

in College Life

This week has been a long week because I have the dreaded summer cold.  Luckily it hasn’t stopped me from doing much, but it has made things less than pleasant for the start of my week.  Last night my friends from the dietetics program and I got together for a much needed girl’s night.  It felt like forever since I’d seen them.  Four of them graduated this Spring and are off to internships at the end of this summer/early fall.  I’m so happy for them and proud of their accomplishments!  I hope to have good luck in my search for internships in the Spring of next year.  Despite graduating in December,  I decided to wait until Spring match for internships because most internships match in the Spring.  I’m looking into Eastern Illinois University’s internship and hoping to get a tour of campus and talk to the internship director sometime this summer.  In addition, another thing I’d like to get done over summer is the GRE.  I would like to get a master’s degree in a nutrition-related field someday, so I figure if an internship also has a master’s degree program attached, all the better.

Wish me luck on getting past this cold and getting some relaxation on my day off today!

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far.  -Katie

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From right to left: Me, Chelsea, and Morgan… love these girls!

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Summer, yayy :/

by Rikia June 12, 2015

Please enjoy this hot, humid, muggy summer. We had such a horrible, cold, icy, snowy winter. Living in St. Louis we hardly get a spring or fall. Maybe one or two days, but that is it! Stay hydrated!!!! Me and H2O have become such great friends I can’t believe I ever neglected it!!!

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Finals Week in the Library

by Taylor May 11, 2015

Finals week can be a struggle to get through, but Fontbonne’s library is trying to make that week a little bit better. On Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday, and Monday nights, the library will be open until midnight instead of closing at its usual 11 p.m. time. This means that students can spend extra time doing some […]

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Follow Your Dreams

by Dani May 8, 2015

The title of this blog really is the biggest lesson I’ve ended up learning here at Fontbonne this semester. Not that I didn’t know or believe in following my dreams before, that’s one of the reasons I’m here in the first place, but I guess you could say that the lesson has been solidified. One […]

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Attention Current Students!

by EJ May 8, 2015

Please submit photos of your weekend of studying to [johnsone] for a submission on Fontbonne’s Instagram page! Boost your followers up with a shoutout and help show the community what final exams are like here at Fontbonne! Ev

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Fueling up for Finals!

by Katie May 6, 2015

It’s finals week and many of you have started the stressful endeavor of studying for finals! Now, you might swear by all-nighters and that “I-learn-better-under-pressure” excuse, but here are some legitimate tips for a brain-boost while you study for finals. 1. Don’t forget to sleep! You may be tempted to stay up all night but […]

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The Best Part of Fontbonne

by Sarah May 4, 2015

If I was asked to write about someone who works at Fontbonne and the relationship that I’ve fostered during my time here at Fontbonne so far… Well I would have no problem narrowing down my choices because I would immediately choose my sister.  My own sister works at Fontbonne University as a graduate admissions counselor.  […]

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