KERF, D.

April 5, 2010

Still missing the “Registered” part, but today marks my first day as a dietitian! (Unofficial of course :) )

I’m in clinical for 13 weeks and will spend time (about a week each) learning about nutrition for all different disciplines.

It’s going to be Nuttzo ;)

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OIAJ!

The Mix

  • 1/3 cup oats, milk, water
  • Half banana
  • Half tbsp chia seeds
  • Salt, vanilla
  • 1/4 cup cottage cheese, stirred in at end (it got SO cheesy today!!)
  • Nuttzo residue (about 1 tbsp+)
  • Scoop Crofter’s Europe
  • Galaxy Granola on top

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I am devastated that this new hour of rising does not contain any sunlight to help me with my breakfast photography. Might have to get that light set that Emily has!

Boooo to blurry photos!

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My helper monkey made breakfast, cleaned up breakfast and unloaded the dishwasher. I think I need to hire him full time as my breakfast assistant!

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My brain, ready to absorb dietetics knowledge!

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Off to don my white coat!

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1 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg April 5, 2010 at 6:25 am

Good luck!!!! How exciting that you’re almost done…this last round id going to be so interesting! Can’t wait to read all about it.

Have a great day!

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2 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs April 5, 2010 at 6:25 am

I think that rotation sounds SO interesting! Scientific and probably very hard, but fascinating…I’d love to be in your place! Have a great day :DI can’t wait to hear about it!

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3 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is April 5, 2010 at 6:25 am

Have a great first day, Kath! :)

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4 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) April 5, 2010 at 6:32 am

Oh, I am so excited for you! 13 Weeks! Crofters…YUM! Your breakfast looks like the perfect way to start the day! Have a great one!

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5 Annie@stronghealthyfit April 5, 2010 at 6:41 am

That’s so exciting! Good luck :-)

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6 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) April 5, 2010 at 6:42 am

EXCITING! :mrgreen:

I bet you’ll have a grand time today (despite being super busy.) Can’t wait to hear all about it. :D

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7 Lauren @ eater not a runner April 5, 2010 at 6:42 am

So exciting, have a great one!

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8 Karla April 5, 2010 at 6:46 am

Have a great first day!! I’m sure you’ll learn a ton!

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9 coco April 5, 2010 at 6:50 am

I need a breakfast assistant too! I love preparing it but hate the cleaning part! ;)

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10 Ann @ Appalachian Appetites April 5, 2010 at 6:50 am

I think I agree with everyone else…how exciting! Can’t wait to hear about it! And I’m sure the early mornings will get easier :)

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11 Veggielady4life April 5, 2010 at 6:52 am

I’m off to clinic, too! Obstetrics and gynecology clinic though! It’s my first day of benign gynecology. Starting clinical rotations is exciting but difficult, too. I like to have a schedule of my day AHEAD of time, and invariably… clinical rotations deviate from a schedule. Maybe it won’t be as bad in the dietetic world! :-) I hope for you it’s wonderful!! Enjoy!

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12 Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope April 5, 2010 at 6:59 am

woohooo ICU!! Although, I imagine it wouldn’t be all that fun because in my unit, the RD’s and nutritionists just write out recommendations for tube feedings, which requires a lot of calculations.

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13 Melissa April 5, 2010 at 6:59 am

I’ve been meaning to try overnight oats for some time now. (I usually remember in the morning though.) I finally had some this morning with pb and banana. It was really great! I loved that the banana wasn’t cooked. I tried a trick I saw to mash the banana before you peel it. Fun! Thanks for the recipe.

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14 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin April 5, 2010 at 7:00 am

Congrats, Kath!! I’m one day away from my very first oats in a jar.. can’t wait!

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15 teens eat April 5, 2010 at 7:04 am

that is so cool! We want to be registered dietician’s as well one day=)))

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16 Heather @ Side of Sneakers April 5, 2010 at 7:05 am

Hope you have fun with this part of your rotation!!

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17 Sara @ myfancytuna.blogspot.com April 5, 2010 at 7:06 am

How exciting – I have to admit, I’d be most excited about walking around in a white lab coat ;-) . Good luck!! And thanks for answering my elliptical question!

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18 Food Makes Fun Fuel April 5, 2010 at 7:08 am

Mmm Nuttzo In a jar is nuttzy good!

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19 Cole April 5, 2010 at 7:18 am

Good luck on your first day!

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20 Kelly April 5, 2010 at 7:22 am

Good luck on your first day!! Sounds like a great challenge for you. You’ll be great! :)

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21 Diana April 5, 2010 at 7:38 am

That’s awesome! Have a GREAT day!

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22 Heather (Heather's Dish) April 5, 2010 at 7:47 am

this rotation is going to be so cool…hope that you can share some of you new-found knowledge with us! i’m so excited…you are THISCLOSE to being an RD!

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23 Rachel April 5, 2010 at 7:47 am

Good luck today! You are going to be great in the clinical rotation. I can’t wait to read about your experiences/thoughts (as much as you can share with confidentiality). Hope you have a great day!

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24 Christie {Honoring Health} April 5, 2010 at 7:53 am

Good luck on your first day! So exciting! Time flies when your are reading blogs ;)

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25 Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ April 5, 2010 at 7:54 am

Good luck today, you will be great at it.

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26 Christina April 5, 2010 at 8:05 am

That’s so exciting! Have a great first day :)

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27 Carolyn @ lovinlosing April 5, 2010 at 8:07 am

Have a wonderful day!!

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28 rustique April 5, 2010 at 8:11 am

Good luck new girl!

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29 Danielle (Coffee Run) April 5, 2010 at 8:12 am

Have great first day as a D :D

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30 Lori April 5, 2010 at 8:13 am

I thought of you this morning as I poured my coffee and found myself staring into the cup looking for some shape, or sign. Reading your blog now has me looking at my coffee when I pour it. I bought me a new french press (my other one broke and I just never replaced it) and now when I pour I stare into the cup. My husband thinks I have lost my mind.
Love your blog. Good luck with your rotations.

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31 Kath April 5, 2010 at 7:34 pm
32 Julie @SavvyEats April 5, 2010 at 8:16 am

Happy first day…you’ll do great!

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33 steph April 5, 2010 at 8:18 am

Good luck! Can’t wait to hear what you think about transplant! I’ve been a transplant RN for a few years and I love it!

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34 Andrea April 5, 2010 at 8:34 am

Good luck today! I know you’ll do well and get right into the swing of things. Your weekend seemed to be filled with fun and good food!!

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35 Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) April 5, 2010 at 8:47 am

Congrats and good luck! It must be exciting to embark on this new career journey.

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36 Mama Pea April 5, 2010 at 9:02 am

Check out the BIG brain on Kath! You will do just smashing on your first day.

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37 Sarah @ THE FOODIE DIARIES April 5, 2010 at 9:10 am

Happy first day of escuela! Always exciting! Be sure to take an outfit pic hahaha

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38 Cynthia (It All Changes) April 5, 2010 at 9:18 am

WHen I was in the hospital I would have killed for a breakfast like that. They didn’t feed me much because I was having back surgery.

I’m excited to hear fun tidbits you share.

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39 Sarah R April 5, 2010 at 9:22 am

How exciting! Good luck!

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40 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope April 5, 2010 at 9:40 am

What an awesome experience Kath! You’re going to learn so much useful knowledge these next weeks!!! Can’t wait to share the journey with you!

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41 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] April 5, 2010 at 9:43 am

Creative post! Hope you have a great first day of clinical. Doesn’t sound fun to me, but I hope you’ll enjoy it! =)

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42 HeatherBakes April 5, 2010 at 9:48 am

The hospital part sounds SO interesting! I can’t wait to read about what you learn… good luck with the first day!

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43 skinnyrunner April 5, 2010 at 9:51 am

congrats on the D!

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44 Midgetkeeper April 5, 2010 at 10:16 am

Good luck! I hope you have a great day!

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45 Adrien April 5, 2010 at 10:18 am

Kath- you’ve got to be so proud of yourself! The next 13 weeks will be quite and adventure, but I guarantee you will love it- I can only imagine the fascinating amount of knowledge you will gain over this next little while- good luck!

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46 Nicole, RD April 5, 2010 at 10:26 am

I loved my clinicals. That’s when it started to feel “real”! Enjoy!

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47 kalli@fitandfortysomething April 5, 2010 at 10:38 am

congrats on making it this far! how great :)

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48 Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) April 5, 2010 at 10:52 am

Congrats on your first day of “D”!! :D Sounds like you’re embarking on a great learning experience.

I need to try Nuttzo, it looks so cool!

Jenn

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49 Therese April 5, 2010 at 11:01 am

Congrats! You’re going to have a great time!

Also wanted to mention that I bought a Bodum last Thursday due to your rave reviews and, um, yeah. I’ll never go “potted” again…

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50 Kath April 5, 2010 at 7:34 pm

A convert!!

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51 Hannah April 5, 2010 at 11:09 am

Wow, you’re going to be teh most smarterest dietician in America at the end of this? :P Is there a particular field in that list that you’re especially interested in, going into all of it?

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52 Kath April 5, 2010 at 7:34 pm

I’ve always been partial to women’s issues – OBGYN + maternity.

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53 Colleen April 5, 2010 at 11:18 am

Your rotation sounds amazing! That’s so cool that you get to study all of those fields, even ones that you wouldn’t think pertain to nutrition. Of course nutrition is related to everything, but transplants? Crazy! Good luck!!

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54 Katherine April 5, 2010 at 11:49 am

You’re going to be an awesome RD!!

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55 lynn (The Actors Diet) April 5, 2010 at 12:33 pm

congrats! exciting.

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56 Danica April 5, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Congrats on the D part – FUN! The R part will be there before you know it!

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57 Erica April 5, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Hey Kath! You are doing so great! You will look back on all this “schoolin’” and it will be over with before you know it :-) I am in the process of completely revamping my diet since being done with breast cancer treatment. I eat mostly vegetarian, only eating fish “meat-wise.” Going organic when I can, and believe it or not haven’t had a cookie, cake, or process treat since I don’t remember when; instead, green monsters have become my new delight! I don’t even crave stuff like that anymore. Who am I?! But I am driven by doing the best for myself and my body and am almost scared to put anything unnatural in it. I want to do all I can to try and prevent cancer again. Anyway, I was noticing your oncology rotation in your RD clinicals and was wondering if you come across anything that would be of interest to me, or could help me make the most out of my diet I would love some info. I would appreciate any insight you could give me! Thank you for your blog and all you do! Best of luck in rotations! :-)

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58 Kath April 5, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Glad you are through with your treatments. I will definitely share anything that is particularly useful, but in this hospital setting, I think it will be more about acute care than Real Food care.

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59 Beth April 5, 2010 at 3:58 pm

I work at a hospital in oncology and our dietician is a lifesaver for patients! Good luck!

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60 Beth April 5, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Opps, “life saver” may or may not have been the best phrase

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61 Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble April 5, 2010 at 4:42 pm

How exciting to be wearing your white coat! Whoohooo! Your smoked sandwich looks super yummy! I’ve been on a huge smoked salmon kick lately!

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62 Lindsay April 5, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Hey Kath enjoy your first day in clinical! It was my favorite rotation of all…I enjoyed it so much I went back and did my staff relief there too!! You learn so much and you actually feel like a “real dietitian!!” I just finished my internship LAST WEEK…Your not too far behind :)

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63 Kath April 5, 2010 at 7:36 pm

Congrats on being done!!

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64 Leigh@modelinghealth April 5, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Glad to hear you enjoyed your first day. I’m taking my boards and am excited to start in the hospital in 3 weeks too!

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65 Kath April 5, 2010 at 7:36 pm

Thank you everyone!

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66 Nicola April 5, 2010 at 7:43 pm

I’m a pediatrician and one thing we don’t learn enough about in our training is nutrition… I’m so excited to learn from you and to hear what you encounter. Good luck.

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67 Nowel April 5, 2010 at 9:48 pm

Would love the time to create some of the meals you put together. School….Work….Gym…. It never stops!

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68 Jasmine (Sweet and Fit) April 6, 2010 at 11:36 am

I’m so excited for you to start this rotation, afterwards – I was wondering if you would be willing to counsel me a bit? actually…I should e-mail you about this! I talked to you very briefly at the foodbuzz festival, but would love to catch up – headed to c-ville or VA anytime soon? =)

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