Hi! My name is Rikki Goldstein, and I am a region 5 Sodexo dietetic intern. I am currently in the middle of my clinical rotations in Maryland. Through my clinical work, I have gained valuable experience assessing the nutritional needs of patients, developing and implementing nutrition care plans, and providing nutrition education and counseling.
In addition to my clinical work, I have also been actively involved in volunteering at a local food pantry for the past seven years. Through this experience, I have gained a deeper understanding of the challenges that individuals and families in my community face when it comes to accessing healthy and nutritious food. I have also learned the importance of addressing the root causes of food insecurity and of working to create a more equitable society.
As a Sodexo dietetic intern and a dedicated volunteer at a local food pantry, I am passionate about using my skills and knowledge to improve the health and well-being of my community. In addition to my regular volunteerism at the food pantry, I am grateful for the opportunity to volunteer during the holiday season.
I am excited to continue my studies and to use my skills and knowledge to make a positive impact on the health and well-being of others. I am grateful for the opportunity to combine my interest in nutrition with my commitment to serving my community as a dietetic intern and volunteer at my food pantry.
"To the world, you may be one person, but to one person, you may be the world," — Dr. Suess, is one of my favorite quotations. My advice is to look around for opportunities to help others and gain more experience because you might be the world to them. As a dietetic intern, you have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills in a variety of settings. Here are a few suggestions for ways you can get involved and volunteer your time:
1. Offer your services at local community events, such as health fairs or nutrition education classes. These events can be a great way to get hands-on experience and make a positive impact on your community.
2. Consider volunteering at a soup kitchen or food pantry. These organizations often rely on volunteers to help distribute food and provide nutrition education to those in need.
3. Reach out to local schools or after-school programs to see if they need volunteers to provide nutrition education or lead healthy cooking classes.