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

3 Tips for a Healthier Breakfast

A nutritious morning meal helps with brain function, memory, attention span, concentration and more energy throughout the day!

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Tofu Tacos

This plant-based protein source takes on whatever flavor you choose to accompany it with, so get creative!

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How to Prepare for the RD Exam

What did I do to prepare for my exam? Here is a 5-step plan that worked for me.

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Serving with AmeriCorps Helped Shape my Dietetics Future

The relationships I formed continue to influence the way I interact with patients and the lens through which I learn about clinical dietetics.

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Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream Sandwich

This spin on the classic ice cream sandwich allows you to indulge in a dessert with fewer added sugars as well as the added fiber and potassium bananas provide.

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6 Tips for Writing an Outstanding Personal Essay

Successfully obtaining an internship in the competitive world of nutrition and dietetics requires great attention to detail.

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Ripening 101: Climacteric vs. Non-Climacteric Fruits

Not knowing which fruits are climacteric is where we tend to run into trouble.

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Why It’s Important to Sell Yourself

First impressions are key. This doesn’t just apply to one-on-one interactions, but also to the first glance at your resume by a dietetic internship director or potential employer. 

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Asking the Government to Put Its Best Fork Forward

Every March we celebrate National Nutrition Month and the importance of nutrition education. It's important to make sure that we get community leaders involved in spreading our message.

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Three Delicious Variations on Homemade Waffles

Start with a fiber- and vitamin-rich whole-wheat waffle, and build on that by adding different flavors to the batter and protein-rich toppings like nuts or legumes.

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Need Inspiration? Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

By allowing yourself to step away from the books now and then to remember the reasons that brought you to dietetics, you can find inspiration to make a bigger impact.

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Taking Nutrition One Step (or Sip) at a Time

By making slow changes throughout the course of our lives, we can turn small changes into big ones.

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Waiting for School to Start? Take Initiative!

The field of nutrition and dietetics is a competitive one. Thousands of people across the country sign up every year to become students and begin their journeys toward becoming registered dietitian nutritionists. So how do you make yourself stand out?

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Stay Hydrated with Your Own Infused Water Concoctions

While drinking water in any form of water is more beneficial than choosing a soda, there is a way to drink delicious flavored water without consuming additives!

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Virtual Reality: The New Frontier in Dietetics?

Virtual reality is fun, but is it practical? The answer is yes!

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5 Tips for Coping with Stress During Your Dietetic Internship

Take the time to care for yourself and enjoy your internship along the way.

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How Prebiotics Can Affect Mood & Appetite

Examples of prebiotic foods include leeks, asparagus, artichokes, garlic, onions, wheat, bananas, soybeans, honey, almonds, oatmeal, red wine and legumes.

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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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Student Scoop

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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