1. Your mini fridge and purse are always stuffed with snacks.

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Nobody likes it when we get hangry…

 

2. Lab involves recipe experimentation.

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Some experiments turn out better than others

 

3. You LOVE learning about food!

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4. You’ve tried to explain “dietetics” one too many times.

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Nutrition…it means I study nutrition

 

5. You actually get excited when you see kale salad on the menu.

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Kale yeah!

 

6. Your instagram feed is full of food puns.

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Lettuce turnip the beet!

 

7. You find yourself spending hours in the grocery store comparing nutrition labels and you don’t mind one bit.

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This is my happy place.

 

8. Your favorite dessert has sweet potato, avocado or black beans in it.

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And no one ever knows…

 

9. Your friends are constantly asking you if something is “healthy”.

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And you get SO excited to share your knowledge and passion for nutrition.

 

10. And then they constantly judge your food choices.

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I’m not on a diet, just trying to get all the nutrients I can by eating ALL the fruits and veggies. And yes, I love salad (silence).

 

11. Especially when they see you eat something “unhealthy”.

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Friend: ummm I thought you were a nutrition major?

You: I am, but I’m also human.

Friend: oh….so you don’t only eat salads?

You: No.

 

12. You’ve totally freaked out about Medical Nutrition Therapy, Biochem, Organic Chem (or all of the above).

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I feel like I haven’t learned anything!

 

13. And you feel so good when the test is over and you’ve ACED the material.

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Crushed it!

 

14. You’ve mastered the PES statement. 

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Dang that feels good.

 

15. Since your food safety course, you kind of freak out about taking food temperatures and following proper sanitation guidelines when cooking at home.

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Ummmm…that chicken breast is cooked to 165 degrees Fahrenheit… right? And you washed your hands immediately after handling the raw chicken?

 

16. The thought of applying for a dietetic internship/grad school is like….

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17. Despite all the stress and hard work, you know that it will all be worth it when you are in a career you are truly passionate about!

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LET’S HEAR IT!

What #RD2Be moments can you relate to?

 

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