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Khrysta Baig

Khrysta Baig

Dietetic Intern

Center for a Livable Future

Trying New Things: Notes from a Dietetic Intern (Part 1)

Taste test at Food Depot

Taste test at Food Depot

Being a student means trying new things. As a student at the Bloomberg School in the combined MSPH/Registered Dietitian (RD) program, I’ve spent countless hours spilled over books, doing homework, and attending classes—but I’d never made it to CLF’s door. This week, as an attempt at trying new things and as part of the MSPH/RD program, I interned with CLF.

The week started off with listening to the opening discussions of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (listen here if you are curious about what our next guidelines may look like). In addition to focusing on the current issues addressed by the guidelines, the committee focused on what the guidelines can do to address emerging issues such as contamination of fish with heavy metals, GMOs, and gene-nutrient interactions. It will be fascinating to see how this set of guidelines Read More >