Today marks the completion of two week of interning at Kindred Nutrition and I already love it! Although I was nervous on my first day, I had absolutely no reason to be! This is already one of the best and most eye opening experiences in terms of all that I am observing but I still understand that I have a lot left to learn.
I’m enjoying each and every session that I am shadowing in. So far I have learned so much from the Kindred clients regarding health and wellness. Amy really takes a realistic approach when counseling patients, which is enlightening to see because each plan is very feasible. She is also showing me how to make the plans flexible to work for each patient’s unique schedule.
Probably one of my favorite experiences so far was on my first day when I got to witness my first RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate) test being given in person. This test measures the amount of calories a person burns while literally doing no activity. This is something that I have been learning about and calculating in many of my dietetic classes so it was great to see something that I have been studying, actually put into motion.
While I am still not sure what I specifically want to focus on when I become a dietitian, these last 2 weeks I have really been centering on eating disorders. I am trying to learn as much about them as I can because although Kindred focuses a lot on disordered eating, I don’t have much experience in the field yet. So like a sponge, I’ve been trying to absorb as much as I can from the opportunities I am given.
Two exciting weeks down and many more to come!