Personal Narrative : My Love For Nutrition

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My love for nutrition began five years ago after I graduated with my first bachelor’s degree in fashion design. During college, I surpassed the dreaded freshman fifteen and gained a significant amount of weight. I decided to take a break after graduation and invested my free time in improving my well-being. I was inspired to turn over a new leaf and transitioned to a healthier lifestyle, after witnessing a major transformation in my father’s life after he was diagnosed as pre-diabetic. With great determination, my father lost forty pounds within two years after meeting with a dietitian, who worked with him on incorporating healthier eating habits into his lifestyle. I had the inspiration needed from my father’s story to jump-start my own…show more content…
Out of this experience, I grew to love community nutrition and had the privilege to aid in improving people’s lives by providing nutrition education and food assistance to the county’s most vulnerable populations. The MPH/RD program at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health will provide me with the strong foundation needed to create healthier communities. Furthermore, the knowledge I will gain from the program’s curriculum will provide me with the background needed to implement health initiatives in local public health departments. This will also enable me to have a strong foundation to create holistic nutrition education and food assistance programs in the future. In addition, it will be beneficial for me to complete the public health rotation during the dietetic internship portion of this program, as well as, to attend the annual public policy workshop in Washington, DC, in order to gain greater insight into how public policy affects the lives of the populations I will be assisting. The advanced nutrition field experience will also provide me with the possibility of taking part in international humanitarian efforts if I am able to work with an international organization. I also desire to obtain my license as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant through the Mary Rose Tulley Training Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill. I desire to obtain this certification since I also have an interest in promoting
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