Dietetic Internship Program Highlights

Registered Dietitians and the Murray State University Interns attended the Western District Kentucky Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics meeting held at Murray State on Thursday, August 9th. A variety of speakers presented on topics such as ethics and considerations for the practicing dietitian, interdisciplinary experiential learning in an enteral nutrition workshop, nutrition information on restaurant menus, and a final presentation by Gordon Food Service including discussion on trends and how to incorporate into meal planning, improving satisfaction with customers, and the art of adding flavor with spices. Participants were able to sample several food products and build spice blends for home use. The Murray State Dietetic Interns also presented their posters on a variety of alternative medicines to the registered dietitians in attendance. 
 
Kendra Blankenberger at Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Intern Kendra Blankenberger discusses her poster on Licorice Root with Registered Dietitians Allison Choate and Ruth Bartolo 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Caprisse Johnson at Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Intern Caprisse Johnson discusses her poster on Echinacea with Registered Dietitian Cadelia Turpin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amanda Herrmann at Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
 Intern Amanda Herrmann discusses her poster on Evening Primrose Oil with Registered Dietitians Alissa Bryan and Suzanne Seeley
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chef Bob Adams from Gordon Food Service
 Chef Bob Adams from Gordon Food Service doing a cooking demonstration
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interns making spice mixtures
Interns enjoy making their own spice mixtures compliments of Gordon Food Service
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

  
 
 
 Students talking with Representative Imes

 Apples With ImesStudents on the Stairs of the Capitol

The Murray State Dietetic Interns visit Frankfort each year for the Kentucky Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Legislative Day at the Capitol. The interns begin their day by hearing presentations from elected officials who provide a brief background into some of the current legislation dealing with nutrition and health care. Interns have the opportunity to meet with local and regional legislative representatives to discuss the importance of their support for nutrition-related bills. Interns are then able to observe committee meetings and attend Legislative sessions. A highlight of the day is when the interns are given a tour of the Capitol and hear the history behind our state capitol and leaders.

 

Interns prepare a special meal for clinical training site employees.

Interns prepare a special meal for clinical training site employees.

 

Students at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference(FNCE)

Interns​ ​are able to ​​attend educational sessions as well as the food and​ ​nutrition expo

Murray State Dietetic Interns attend The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference (FNCE) when it is located within a reasonable driving distance from Kentucky. Interns are able to attend educational sessions as well as the food and nutrition expo. Interns gain valuable networking and professional growth opportunities during this event.