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DIETETIC INTERNSHIP

I am a dietetic intern with Sodexo at the distanced campus. I choose Sodexo’s program because of their many amazing accounts. I knew that I wanted to intern at a non-clinical site for food service and that Sodexo has many non-clinical food service accounts. I also wanted my clinical rotation to be at a large hospital and Sodexo was able to offer that. I have had such a positive experience with Sodexo so far and hope to pursue a job with Sodexo as a corporate wellness RD upon completion.


FOOD SERVICE MANAGEMENT

I completed my food service management rotation at Glasco Smith Klein (GSK) in Durham, NC. Before this rotation, my only food service experience was in hospitals. I learned that this account was more motivated by profit than a hospital, so they had to constantly think of ways to entice their customers to buy more.

I enjoyed creating my theme meal and addressing the need for healthy and interesting food. I lead the food staff in making a Korean Bibimbap Bowl which they had never made before. I increased their sales by 150% and many customers were very pleased to see that the cafe was offering a new and healthy meal.

 
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The nutrition facts brochure that I create for the meal.


CORPORATE WELLNESS

I continued my time at GSK for another 6 weeks to complete my concentration rotation in corporate wellness. I learned that there is a need for an RD in the corporate environment because of the shift towards a healthier food culture. Employees want more healthy options and the food service staff wants to respond, but they don’t know how. A dietitian could help the food service staff offer more healthy meals and also be a resource for the corporate employees. During this rotation I presented demos about sustainability, how to be healthy during the holidays, and created a healthy snack station. I also partnered with the fitness center during their “Maintain don’t Gain” program. I created a promotion to post a picture of their healthy plate during the holidays to earn an extra point towards that program. They liked the idea so much that they forwarded the promotion to the GSK marketing director in the UK to create a year long program partnering the fitness center with the cafe!

The nutrition promotion I created to partner with the fitness center

The nutrition promotion I created to partner with the fitness center

 
 
Examples of healthy plate ideas for Thanksgiving based off of myplate.

Examples of healthy plate ideas for Thanksgiving based off of myplate.