Dietetics:Student Created Resources

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DISCLAIMER: This resource was developed by students as part of a needs assessment and research process within a pre-internship professional practice course. The information here is not guaranteed to be applicable to all settings. Anyone wishing to cite references on this topic should consult formal sources.

This page shows the variety of topics students have created resources for as a part of FNH 480 Professional Practice Course.

Internship Overview

Internship 101

This page helps to guide interns in preparation for and navigation through internship.

  • Intern responsibilities
  • Don't Freakout Corner
  • Other Resources

Strategies for Success

Strategies to help make sure your internship year goes as smoothly as possible.

  • Defining Success
  • Work/life balance
  • Being a Professional Student
  • Managing Knowledge

Professional Development


Communication is an essential part of the profession of dietetics. This page includes various aspects of communication that may come up during internship.

  • Communication with your preceptor
  • Conflict Management & Mitigation
  • Team Collaboration
  • Receiving Feedback
  • Additional Resources

Critical Thinking

The ability to critically think through problems or new situations will be an important skill for a dietetic intern. This page provides some useful tools to aid in the practical application of critical thinking during the internship.

Preparing for Employlment

Here are some guidelines and suggested actions to help you prepare for the job application and interview process.

  • Timeline of activities to prepare for job application process
  • Mind map of how to prepare for a job interview

Nutrition Care


Charting is important to ensure patient-centered care in clinical settings. This page intends to provide an overview of the process of charting and some tips and strategies for effective charting.

  • Why chart?
  • What are the sections of a chart?
  • Tips and strategies for effective charting
  • Health Authority Charting Styles

Enteral Nutrition

This page contains information related to enteral nutrition, an area that most students entering internship feel they have limited knowledge in.

  • Enteral Nutrition Video
  • Feeding Tubes and Administration
  • Choosing an Appropriate Formula


The use of medications is a significant component of medical therapy, and can greatly influence the work of dietitians. The following information gives a brief overview of how medications relate to dietetic practice as well as tips for interns to learn about medications effectively.

  • Video: A Guide to Self Learning for Dietetics Students
  • Dietitian Q&A
  • Tips for Internship
  • Resources

Nutrition Counselling

This page contains resources to help build your counselling knowledge and skills. It also contains tips and resources to help you gain confidence in counselling.

  • Motivational Interviewing (MI) Techniques
  • Weight Related Counselling
  • Cultural Dietary Practices
  • Resources for Building Confidence

Prioritizing a Caseload

Screening and Prioritization is an important clinical skill for interns to develop. This page includes guidelines and examples for screening and prioritization of a caseload in an acute care setting.

  • Prioritization Flowchart
  • Considerations
  • Practices Case Study
  • More Resources


This page is still under construction, and will be added to by dietetics students over the years.

Population & Public Health

This page is still under construction, and will be added to by dietetics students over the years.