Yesterday morning I got up before the sun to do some last-minute studying… my brain works better after a good sleep. I had plans to take the DTR (dietetic technician, registered) exam in Hampton at 9:30 a.m.. My nerves had gotten the best of me. I could hardly eat breakfast – and that NEVER happens. I was pretty certain I hadn’t studied enough. Regardless, I went ahead as planned and took the exam… and I PASSED! I already work as a dietetic technician in long-term care, only now I am registered, increasing my qualifications. DTR’s can work in a variety of healthcare settings. For more information on becoming a DTR, see the American Dietetic Associations website.
My career goals don’t end here though. I did apply to dietetic internships and aspire to become a Registered Dietitian. Next Sunday is match day, I’ll keep you updated!
- thePlate Community members from Around the Plate share ideas on how to have a Healthy, Happy Halloween
- Registered Dietitian @nutritionjill (Jill Weisenberger) tweets her #HealthyHalloween advice: “If you can keep it to a day and not a season, a few pieces of candy won’t matter”
- Dietetic intern, Carlene Helble-Thomas, says it’s all about moderation in her post Candy Under 100 Calories for Halloween
- Pre-heat the oven to 375*F, butter the inside of a square baking dish
- In a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients, pour into baking dish.
- In another bowl, whisk together 1 Tbsp of the butter and remaining wet ingredients
- Slowly drizzle the wet ingredients over the oat mixture, until oats are completely moistened
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until liquid is mostly absorbed
- Remove dish from oven and give a gentle stir to mix ingredients. Drizzle remaining butter, 1 Tbsp of maple syrup, and a light sprinkle of cinnamon over the top. Bake for 10-20 minutes or until top is nicely golden brown.
- Remove from oven, let it cool for a few minutes and enjoy!