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The Insightful Intern: The Final Week!


        I can’t believe my time at Kindred as the Insightful Intern is over! This summer has gone by ridiculously fast when surprisingly, I wanted it to slow down. Although I am excited to finally be getting back to school, I’m sad to have to leave Kindred behind. 

        At the beginning of this summer, I had no idea what to expect. I found out last minute that I was coming home for the summer. When I returned home, I realized that I had nothing planned for the next 3 months. So after that rather frantic realization, I decided to email Amy about the possibility of interning at Kindred Nutrition. I am so thankful that she decided to give me a chance and that she didn’t mind me following her around all summer!

        Interning has completely changed my outlook on the dietetics field. I’ve said it before but learning in the classroom can only get you so far. I’ve learned so much this summer from Amy and all the Kindred clients.

- I’ve learned about owning your own practice and all the time and effort that it takes.

- I’ve learned how to give a realistic meal plan and how to customize it for every client.

- I learned about insurance and blood tests.

- I’ve learned about Eating Disorders, Celiac’s Disease, Thyroid conditions and food intolerances. I now understand the right nutritional therapy to treat all of these and many more.

But most importantly, I learned that I am 100% sure that I want to be a Registered Dietitian. With every appointment I shadowed in and every client I spoke to, I can see myself doing this in two years.

        My next step is finishing out my senior year strong and applying to an official Dietetic Internship for the following year. I know that all the skills that I have collected at Kindred will carry me through to where I want to be. This is definitely not my last time at Kindred though, and I look forward to coming back and seeing everyone again soon!

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