I’m Caite and so happy to have the opportunity to be a Sodexo Dietetic Intern! I always knew that I wanted to work in the healthcare field, but it wasn’t until my father was diagnosed with diabetes that I learned the true role of a dietitian. I have always enjoyed working with the geriatric population, and I’m very excited to be in the Senior Living concentration. I completed my concentration hours at Fellowship CCRC in Whitehall PA! I really enjoyed getting to work with all ranges of the geriatric population; newly retired, those enjoying their golden years with some assistance, those needing fully assisted living, those needing physical therapy, and residents in the Alzheimer/ dementia units.
While there, I was able to do a number of cooking and smoothie demos! I tried to do a demo once every two months, my favorite being my fall “tailgate” demo. This demo was a little different; I was able work with the Executive Chef, Joe, to tape the demo and play it to all of the independent & semi-assisted living residents via a closed circuit cable channel. After taping the demo and preparing the demo menu, we had an indoor tailgate with the residents! Many enjoyed sampling a chicken quesadilla with fresh mango salsa while playing a game of pool or cornhole! My last demo is scheduled for later this month, and I’m excited to finish with a “dessert” demo for Peach Cobbler, and Peaches & Cream smoothies that are packed with flavor, but not calories!