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Happy New Year!

Hope you all enjoyed your break. This was my last Christmas break as an undergrad student and I really enjoyed it. I got caught up with a lot of friends and family back home, ate lots of yummy food, and worked on my applications for dietetic internships. I cannot believe it is almost time to hit “submit” on DICAS. Good luck to all of you who are finishing up tweaking your applications! We are almost there!
 
I also cannot believe that it is already 2019. Have you all made any New Year resolutions? Entering a new year is a great time to reflect and make goals but many times people set themselves up for failure with their resolutions, I know I have! We like to make big goals for the New Year and often times we set too many of them at one time. Don’t get me wrong, New Year resolutions can be a great thing but we need to set ourselves up for success. We need to set SMART goals and plan out how we are going to accomplish our resolutions. The acronym “SMART” stands for: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time bound. When making SMART goals it always helps me to write everything out on paper. It is also is helpful to have an accountability partner!
 
As my friends and family start to make goals about health, I send them here 10 Reasons to Visit an RDN. This is a great article from AND that will help clarify the importance of seeing an RDN and reinforces why we are working so hard now!
 
 
One of my New Year resolutions is to be more mindful when eating out. The Academy has a great article on www.eatright.org that I think you guys should check out. It is called “7 Tips for Healthy Dining Out.”
 
Hope you guys have a great start to this semester!
Posted by Alicia Landry at 8:31 AM