My Nutrition Education & Experiences
The Coordinated Dietetics program at Purdue includes classes, like anatomy & physiology, biochemistry, organic chemistry and microbiology to food chemistry, micro/macronutrient metabolism, medical nutrition therapy, and nutrition counseling. Dietetic coursework is rigorous, proving to be much more than healthy food and weight management, and definitely more than aesthetically-pleasing food pictures. Over the past few years, I have had various positions in food service and community settings. As the last leg of preparing to become a dietitian, I completed the required minimum of 1200 hours of supervised practice in community/public health, food service systems management, and clinical settings. After all of this, I was eligible to sit for the registration exam for dietitians to officially become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist!