About Me

My name is Rachel Yukiko Perez.
I am a graduate student studying Nutrition Communications at Tufts University, and am completing a dietetic internship at Tufts Medical Center.  I will be documenting my internship lessons, so let me explain briefly.

A dietetic internship is an accredited program that provides the required competencies to become a registered dietitian (RD).  This means 900+ hours of training in clinical nutrition, community nutrition, and food service management.  What is a registered dietitian?  A registered dietitian is a licensed health professional who is qualified to provide nutrition care to healthy and sick people.  Dietitians work in a variety of settings including hospitals, fitness centers, food industry, consulting, corporate wellness, private practice, public health settings, universities, and research centers.  If you would like more information about dietetic internships or career opportunities for RDs, please check out this link by the American Dietetic Association.

I love food and am fascinated with its role in disease prevention.  I want to understand the science of nutrition, and communicate this knowledge into everyday living.
Thank you for reading!


Danielle (Coffee Run) said...

Hey, thanks for the comment on my blog! I look forward to reading more about your internship experiences
Good luck training for the marathon :D

Nutrition Nut said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love yours and how it's set up. A high school classmate of mine goes to Tufts. I didn't know they had a Nutrition Communications program. Good luck with the intern. I heard that's tough. I'll be reading =)

Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

Hey Rachel! Thanks for the comment on my blog! I hate school and have my heart set on not going to grad school but I would TOTALLY be up for your program! That sounds SO COOL!

Kristen @ Simply Savor said...

Love your blog!! I'm a dietetics student in the Coordinated Program and love connecting with other soon to be RDs! Looking forward to reading more from you :)

Anonymous said...

I must admit I dont like coconut, not even in my rum, but I enjoyed your speech and you made me curious. I must admit I am not a BIMBO but striving for someday. I enjoy your page and I will frequent your blog. Have coconut dreams tonight.

Lucy B said...

Hi Rachel! Is it okay to eat WeightWatchers ice cream cones? Will one a day add or subtract from my lifespan?
PS How about two a day?

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Disclaimer. I am not a Registered Dietitian yet. I provide nutrition information intended for the general public, not for the treatment of a specific medical condition. I try to use scientific research and reliable sources when forming my opinions and messages.
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