Clinical Work Samples:
Community Nutrition Work Samples:
Information Technology Work Samples:
Food Service Work Samples:
A short, one-page study on a patient with CHF exacerbation and uncontrolled Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. This case study reviews disease state, medications and appropriate nutrition therapy. Please click the file icon to the left to view the entire study.
Eat Well, Live Well is a short PowerPoint presentation reviewing the benefits of a low salt, low trans-fat diet and how it may improve heart health. I presented this alongside the hospital chef's cooking demonstration to promote heart health amongst the hospital employees. It was a great experience and a lot of fun to do!
Maria's major case study focused on a patient admitted with a perforated duodenal ulcer and ultimately required parenteral nutrition support. This case study show cases the medical and nutrition therapy in addition to a case discussion on the role of the RD in similar cases.
Maria's abstract, "One Intern's Experience: The Benefit of Hospital Employee Wellness Programs" was accepted to both the Washington, D.C and Maryland State Annual AND meetings. The research was conducted during Maria's clinical rotation at a community hospital in Baltimore, MD. Click here to view in html format.
Maria spent two weeks at a National Pediatric Hospital in DC. She was tasked with assessing and following a patient and writing and presenting a case study on the patient. This case study is presented on a pediatric patient presenting with uncontrolled Type 1 Diabetes. Maria examines the psychosocial effects on glucose control in the pediatric population.
Maria co-created this short ppt presentation on multiple nutrition myths and fad diets from 2012. Reviews 10 different diets/fads and how and why they are untrue. Used as a staff education tool.
Maria co-created this trans-fat handout during her rotation at Food and Friends. This handout explains the basics of trans fat and was delivered to Food and Friends clients.
Maria created this Arthritis Nutrition: Myths and Facts during her rotation at the Maryland state aging office. This handout was delivered to all senior participants on Meals On Wheels of Montgomery County. It provides education on arthritis and reviews some myths and facts about arthritis diets.
The text version of the below podcast on How-To: Meatless Mondays.
A short 4 minute podcast on how to begin implementing a Meatless Monday into your routine. Maria reviews tips and educational resources on how to begin eating vegetarian one night a week.
Maria co-created a How-To educational presentation and accompanying handout on creating and maintaining a blog. This presentation reviews key points plus tips and suggestions for successfully beginning and keeping a professional blog. Maria was asked to present this topic at the Long Term Care DPG Annual Meeting in 2013.
The accompanying "How-To Set Up a Blog" handout to the above powerpoint presentation.
Maria and her internship partner were tasked with creating 3 "wellness walls" for a large state university's food service employees. Maria helped co-create nutrition, cooking and physical activity tips in both English and Spanish that were posted on a staffroom bulletin board. These wellness walls focused on "Healthy Eating on a Budget."
Maria created general wellness advertisements for table tents to encourage wellness for student's at a large university. Each dining table has a table tent that holds 3 advertisements - one always focusing on health and wellness.
Another general wellness advertisement for table tents to encourage student's to visit the Farmers Market on campus. The market runs from April to November every year. Students are able to purchase local produce organic meats, pastries and more. Click here to view the University of Maryland's Farmer's Market website.
List of contributors, ix
Online resources, xix
PART I 1 Model and process for nutrition and dietetic practice 3
2 Nutrition care process terminology (NCPT) 8
3 Record keeping 12
4 Assessment 16
PART II Case studies
1 Veganism 25
2 Older person – ethical dilemma 28
3 Older person 31
4 Learning disabilities: Prader–Willi syndrome 34
5 Freelance practice 39
6 Public health – weight management 41
7 Public health – learning disabilities 48
8 Public health – calorie labelling on menus 52
9 Genetics and hyperlipidaemia 55
10 Intestinal failure 59
11 Irritable bowel syndrome 62
12 Liver disease 66
13 Renal disease 69
14 Renal – black and ethnic minority 72
15 Motor neurone disease/amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 75
16 Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalopathy 78
17 Refsum’s disease 81
18 Adult phenylketonuria 83
19 Osteoporosis 86
20 Eating disorder associated with obesity 90
21 Forensic mental health 92
22 Food allergy 97
23 HIV/AIDS 102
24 Type 1 diabetes mellitus 106
25 Type 2 diabetes mellitus – Kosher diet 111
26 Type 2 diabetes mellitus – private patient 114
27 Gestational diabetes mellitus 117
28 Polycystic ovary syndrome 121
29 Obesity – specialist management 125
30 Obesity – Prader–Willi syndrome 131
31 Bariatric surgery 136
32 Stroke and dysphagia 140
33 Hypertension 143
34 Coronary heart disease 146
35 Haematological cancer 150
36 Head and neck cancer 153
37 Critical care 157
38 Traumatic brain injury 160
39 Spinal cord injury 164
40 Burns 167
41 Telehealth and cystic fibrosis 170
Case studies’ answers
1 Veganism 173
2 Older person-ethical dilemma 177
3 Older person 180
4 Learning disabilities: Prader–Willi syndrome 183
5 Freelance practice 186
6 Public health – weight management 189
7 Public health – learning disabilities 193
8 Public health – calorie labelling on menus 197
9 Genetics and hyperlipidaemia 199
10 Intestinal failure 205
11 Irritable bowel syndrome 207
12 Liver disease 210
13 Renal disease 216
14 Renal – black and ethnic minority 221
15 Motor neurone disease/amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 224
16 Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalopathy 227
17 Refsum’s disease 230
18 Adult phenylketonuria 233
19 Osteoporosis 236
20 Eating disorder associated with obesity 238
21 Forensic mental health 242
22 Food allergy 245
23 HIV/AIDS 248
24 Type 1 diabetes mellitus 251
25 Type 2 diabetes mellitus – Kosher diet 254
26 Type 2 diabetes mellitus – private patient 257
27 Gestational diabetes mellitus 261
28 Polycystic ovary syndrome 266
29 Obesity – specialist management 269
30 Obesity – Prader–Willi syndrome 272
31 Bariatric surgery 276
32 Stroke and dysphagia 283
33 Hypertension 285
34 Coronary heart disease 287
35 Haematological cancer 290
36 Head and neck cancer 296
37 Critical care 302
38 Traumatic brain injury 307
39 Spinal cord injury 312
40 Burns 315
41 Telehealth and cystic fibrosis 317
A1 Dietary reference values 323
A2 Weights and measures 328
A3 Dietary data 335
A4 Body mass index 342
A5 Anthropometric and functional data 346
A6 Predicting energy requirements 352
A7 Clinical chemistry 353