This one's a quickie but hopefully I'll find some time to post some more recipes (some dating back to January!) when we finish printing the Tribune for the year in early April.
The spring edition of Cornucopia, the Dietitians of Canada Student Network is out. I think I'm starting to get a better grip of this design thing, which is super-exciting.
Also, I was interviewed by Elaine Eppler of Greens and Berries, which is an excellent nutrition blog that I featured in the last edition of Cornucopia.
As an RD in Vancouver, Elaine likes to post useful resources for dietitians to use. So far in my Stage (which is French for internship) I've actually went back to some of her older posts and used the links there, which I think is pretty awesome. Speaking of Stage, I'm doing my clinical rotation right now and it's changed my views a little on what I want to do after I graduate, I think. I didn't think counselling patients at the hospital would be as rewarding as it has been so far, and working on the transplant ward has been pretty interesting. I think one of my fears in working in a community setting is that the patients would be "less interesting" in the sense that they'd all have similar conditions/goals, like weight loss, diabetes, or maybe bodybuilding in a gym sort of setting. However, what I don't like about the hospital is the inflexibility of the diet. Some of the patients I've been talking to are truly foodies who I think will thrive outside the hospital when they have more of a say over what to eat, whereas here we can't do very much else for them except try to give them supplements.
After this week I'm going to be in the obstetrics outpatient clinic for two weeks, which I'm super-excited for. My friend Jess feels that the outpatient setting is the way to go, and I think I'm starting to agree; you still get the "more interesting" clinical cases while working with patients on what they really eat.
That being said, I still want to get some experience in the public health domain as I believe that EVERYONE has a right to know how to eat well so they're not caught in the clinical setting in the first place.