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A guest blog written for students members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

4 Ways to Sneak in Extra Veggies

We need to find new ways to add fruits and veggies to our daily routines. Here are my favorite ways to increase produce intake.

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Sweet Potato Chocolate Frosting

You need chocolate frosting. You also need to eat your vegetables! This chocolate frosting, which also happens to be low-fat, vegan and soy-free, has you covered on both fronts.

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How Kitchen Organization Can Help You Reach Your Health Goals

Whether you just started your journey to good health or are a seasoned pro, here are some simple actions you can take to help you reach your goals.

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Develop Leadership Skills for a Professional Boost

Professors and program directors are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and hard-working individuals — traits that are only known when shown.

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Build Professional Skills by Serving Your Community

My volunteering experience is making me more and more comfortable interacting with people and future patients, and I feel ready to conquer my clinical rotation.

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Cranberry Orange Bread

Did you know that fresh cranberries have one of the highest amounts of antioxidant activity of any fruit or vegetable, falling only behind the beloved blueberry?

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What to Look For When Buying Peanut Butter

Shopping for peanut butter can be a bit overwhelming. What brand? Creamy or crunchy? Natural? Where do you even begin?

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3 Tips for Great Grocery Store Tours

Having a few key items to focus on while planning my tours has really improved the content of them and the confidence I have in giving them.

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How an Unsolicited Email Turned into a Valuable Internship

Little did I know that inquiring about a possible internship would turn into a three-year job working with a campus dietitian.

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5 Tips for Surviving and Thriving in a Dietetic Internship

One of the scariest things I've seen was an estimate of the total cost of tuition and expenses over two years during a Dietetic Internship/graduate degree program. "How am I going to afford my electricity bill? Or food?" But never fear!

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Do You Yuzu? A New Citrus and the Power of Plant Pigments

You likely already are familiar with citrus varieties from the common (orange, lemon, lime and grapefruit) to the slightly more exotic (kumquat and pummelo). Now, there's a new citrus fruit to consider: yuzu!

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4 Types of Yogurt You Should Know About

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by choices in the yogurt aisle of the grocery store? There are so many options these days, it can be hard to know where to start. First, it's good to know what yogurt is.

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5 Resume Tips to Land a Job as an RDN

A strong resume is essential to help you stand out from the other applicants as you apply for first job as an entry-level registered dietitian nutritionist. Use these tips to create a professional resume after the completion of your dietetic internship.

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You — Yes, You — Can Make Easy Indian Curry at Home

This vegetarian curry dish is extremely flexible. Feel free to adapt it. For instance, I used vegetables that I had in my fridge: carrots, bell peppers, broccoli and onion. Or, if you don't like spicy food, leave out the serrano peppers.

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If You Don't Get in, Don't Give Up!

As every "future RDN" knows, trying to get accepted into a dietetic internship can be a challenging and stressful experience. If you are part of the group that doesn't get placed on your first try, I hope my story gives you hope.

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5 Minutes + 6 Ingredients = Dairy-Free Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream

This delicious, dairy-free, cherry-chocolate ice cream tastes like cherry sorbet and chocolate ice cream had a baby. It's sweet and creamy with chewy bits of cherry and a scrumptious soft-serve texture.

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What You Can Learn at the Grocery Store

During a six-week rotation in my dietetic internship, I had the opportunity to work with retail dietitians at a local grocery store. In this rotation, I focused on the local rural community.

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The Virtue Every Intern Must Learn

"What makes me different? What makes me stand out?" For nutrition and dietetics majors, you might find yourself asking these questions when preparing for that important internship interview. These are questions only you know the answer to, and will continue pondering them long after you have completed your dietetic internship.

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My Summer of Nutrition Advocacy in D.C.

Right now is a crucial time for nutrition advocacy. Why? Because Child Nutrition Reauthorization is a year behind schedule. The most recent legislation is the Healthy and Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010! I recently attended two events fighting for nutrition advocacy.

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4 Tips for Preparing Presentations

Preparing for a presentation builds confidence not only in public speaking skills, but also in your overall knowledge on the subject. Here are four tips on how to prepare a successful presentation.

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Turkish White Bean Salad from the Mediterranean Coast

From the city of Antalya, the dish Antalya piyazı is packed with nutritious ingredients and bold flavors. While piyaz is often served as a side dish, I think that this recipe can stand alone as a main dish.

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Why Dietetic Interns Need to Learn Empathy

As I entered my dietetic internship, I felt confident about the nutritional information that I needed to give to clients. But did I have empathy? Did I have the ability to share another person's feelings?

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A guest blog written for students members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Student Scoop is a guest blog written by members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for students and interns in nutrition and dietetics. Content – including information, recipes and views expressed – is that of the authors and does not reflect the positions or policies of Food & Nutrition Magazine or the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Bloggers are required to pledge they will not write for Student Scoop on topics, companies or trade organizations they currently represent or have represented at any time. 

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