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Jun
10
2019

Spearheading Nutrition Month 2019: What happened at the Hospital for Sick Children

julia celestini Julia Celestini is from Burlington, Ontario and completed a Bachelor of Science degree (Nutrition and Dietetics) at Brescia University College. Julia is currently completing her dietetic internship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario. Julia has always loved working with children and has had an incredible experience throughout her time at SickKids. She looks forward to continuing to pursue her passion for nutrition and helping others in her future career in dietetics.  Connect with Julia on LinkedIn or Instagram

curtis d hollanderCurtis D'Hollander is from London, Ontario and completed his Bachelor of Applied Science degree (Human Nutrition) at the University of Guelph. He is currently completing a dietetic internship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario. Curtis has greatly enjoyed his time as a dietetic intern at SickKids, and looks forward to improving the health of many more children and adults through practice and research in the future! Connect with Curtis via e-mail at curtis.dhollander@gmail.com.

As you know, Nutrition Month 2019 wrapped up not too long ago, at the end of March. This year’s Nutrition Month theme was Unlock the Potential of Food, exploring the potential of food to fuel, to discover, to prevent, to heal, and to bring us together. We are dietetic interns at SickKids and we were responsible for planning and implementing nutrition month initiatives throughout the hospital this year. We wanted to share and provide some insight into several of the engaging, educational and fun activities run at SickKids this March during Nutrition Month. continue reading
 

Aug
03
2018

How I Got My First-Choice Dietetic Internship: A Sneak Peek into My Application

Evita Basillio Evita is a Registered Dietitian working in health technology. She completed her BSc. in Nutrition and Dietetics at Acadia University, Master’s diploma at Ryerson University, and Dietetic Internship at St. Michael’s Hospital. Evita has a love for health, science and writing. Connect with Evita on LinkedIn, Instagram or email.

Applying to dietetic internships was hands-down the most stressful experience in my life. It’s been almost a year since graduating from my internship program at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, and I’m hoping to help any future dietitians on your path to scoring the internship of your dreams. continue reading

Apr
28
2016

Strength in numbers: How SickKids tackled Nutrition Month 2016

Two interns from SickKids Hospital collaborate with a number of different departments to organize an exciting Nutrition Month for staff, volunteers, and the public. 


Mara_HS1.jpgMara Alexanian-Farr is a dietetic intern at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.  She completed her MSc in Human Health & Nutritional Sciences from the University of Guelph. Mara was one of the interns that organized Nutrition Month events for SickKids, alongside the wellness program for hospital staff and volunteers. You can contact her by email at mara.alexfarr@gmail.com.

 
CSmithHS1.jpgClarissa Smith completed a Bachelor of Science at Memorial University, followed by her Bachelor of Science in Applied Human Nutrition at Mount Saint Vincent University. She is currently a dietetic intern at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. For her population and public health rotation during her internship, Clarissa and her co-intern worked with the wellness program at SickKids to plan Nutrition Month activities. To contact Clarissa, please email her at clarissasmith230@gmail.com.
 

As nutrition professionals, we like to think that everyone gets as excited as we do about an entire month dedicated to nutrition and health. But, in reality, empowering and engaging others during Nutrition Month this March proved to be a challenging undertaking.

When initially faced with the task, it seemed daunting. Where do you start? Luckily, planning Nutrition Month at SickKids is a team effort, with input and help from many different people and departments. continue reading
Feb
11
2016

You did not get a dietetic internship. Now what? [Part 2]

Five questions to ask yourself to improve your chance of getting offered an internship next year.


HanaHS1.JPGHana Klimczak is a Master of Health Studies candidate and a registered dietitian in Ontario. She has written articles for Canadian Family Magazine, been interviewed and quoted by the Huffington Post, Elevate Magazine, and Toronto Star, and has appeared on CTV news. Hana was not offered an internship on her first try and believes that her career benefited from it! You can reach her at nutritioncheck@live.ca, on Twitter at @nutrition_check, or visit her website at nutritioncheck.ca.   

Applying for a dietetic internship is a nerve-racking process. The competition is fierce and there aren’t enough spots for everyone. If you’re like most students, this time of year makes you nervous and anxious as you wait for the results of your internship applications. You can’t help but think: “What if I don’t get accepted?” I was no different. continue reading       
Feb
04
2016

You did not get a dietetic internship. Now what? [Part 1]

A dietitian who didn't get an internship on her first try shares what she learned from the experience. 


KWHS1.jpgKaty Wilson, BASc, RD completed her bachelor’s degree at Ryerson University and dietetic internship in northern Canada with a focus on Aboriginal populations. Since 2013, she has been working as a clinical dietitian within the Greater Toronto Area in a variety of inpatient and outpatient hospital settings. Katy loves her career and feels privileged to be able to help clients improve their health through food and nutrition. Contact Katy by email at katywilson_001@hotmail.com

February often brings back memories of that pit in my stomach knowing that my internship applications were being read by internship committees across the country. I was incredibly anxious as I waited for the mid-march notification. Then, my biggest fear came true: I did not get an internship. continue reading
 
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