Hi everyone! My name is Lindsay Hall and I am a dietetic intern at Sodexo, Allentown. My concentration is wellness, so throughout my core rotations, I spend time with a campus services RD and a retail RD at ShopRite. Some of my favorite experiences in the internship have been with these RDs out in the community! I get to lead food demonstrations and weight-loss classes where I have the opportunity to teach people of all ages about food and nutrition. Recently at ShopRite, we had a group of about 50 elementary school students come in for a store tour. My preceptor and I took the students around the store, explained the MyPlate food model, and had a variety of activities for students to demonstrate their understanding of the basic food groups and the key nutrients they provide. We discussed the importance of balance and variety in our diets, and how to try new foods. Together we sampled Carambola (star fruit) and considered the role that all our senses play in perception of taste. I highly recommend that all interns interested in wellness get experience in a retail setting. With supervision, my preceptor has allowed me to give private consultations to her clients, which has allowed my consultation skills and confidence to grow. Take advantage of all the opportunities in this internship and don’t be afraid to challenge yourself!