About Me

Hi everybody! My name is Danielle. I graduated from Montclair State University in New Jersey in January 2012. I currently have my Bachelors of Science degree in Dietetics/Nutrition and Food Science and finished a dietetic internship program of over 1200 supervised hours at the College of Saint Elizabeth to become a Registered Dietitian in June 2015. I am currently a Retail Registered Dietitian at the ShopRite of Lincoln Park. I was a nutrition editor at http://foodpicker.org/ which is a site used to educate those with diabetes. I have also volunteered my time at Chilton Hospital as a Diet Aide for two years and have dedicated my time at a local bagel store in my hometown of Pompton Plains for seven years. All of these volunteer and work opportunities have led me to live an active life of volunteering. I served as an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) member at Corning Community College in New York working to meet the food security needs of the local community until August 2013. I also was a nutrition intern at Advanced Orthopaedic Associates in Wayne, NJ creating a wellness program for patients to meet their fitness and nutrition lifestyle goals. I also worked as a nutrition educator at HealthBarn USA.

My goal for this blog is to educate individuals on some really important nutrition related topics from articles found online or in important books. Feel free to comment, ask questions or give suggestions for any nutrition topics you would like to know more about. Enjoy!

** Remember everything we put into our bodies matter– emotionally, physically, and mentally.

40 thoughts on “About Me

  1. HI Danielle. very nice blog. I know I will enjoy following your blog as you have some great information. Thanks for the “like” on my “Don’t Just Sit” post. 🙂

  2. I wish you lots of success with getting your D.I. – it’s a tough market out there. Several of my fiends and I had to change the direction of our careers due to limited internship opportunities and challenges matching – I wish you all the best! Thanks for stopping by my blog and the like!

    • Dani — Thank you so much for the comment. I have already applied for the internship and didn’t get matched. I’m thinking about reapplying. What advice would you give me for other routes to take with a nutrition degree? I see what you are doing, and that is amazing. And I love your blog!

      • Thanks! Yeah, I have been there – I didn’t match either. It is so sad that there are so few internships available, (only 40% of the applicants match on the first round in the U.S.) So, I got my personal training certification and used my education to start my career as a health and fitness writer and medical ghost writer, which I love. One of my friends got a job as a diet tech for a drug trial company and plans to apply again next year. It seems most people who do the dual D.I. + Masters degree have the most success. Those are tough programs (and expensive)…if I could afford it – time and money wise – that’s what I would do. Also, check out allaccessinternships.com – they guarantee their program will result in a match and they post stepping stone opportunities. (They were not as evolved as they are now when I graduated, but I hear they get results these days!) I wish you all the best and let me know how things go!

    • Thank you Dana, I truly appreciate it! Your blog is wonderful. I am in the application process right now for a Dietetic Internship! If you have the time I would love to hear your journey on becoming a RD!

  3. Hi Danielle,
    Thanks for checking out my blog and for the likes, its definitely encouraging when you’re just starting out! I’m looking forward to reading some of your posts, it seems like we have some things in common :). My dream is to become an RD too, unfortunately I realized that after I finished my undergrad though. I hope it works out for you!
    Carrie

  4. Great blog! I look forward to reading the work you do in future. You have a great writing style. Keep it up 🙂

    Dan

  5. Nice work, Danielle. You have a bright future ahead of you in a great field. I didn’t find this field until after I retired. It is very rewarding.

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