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.
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.
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.