1. Explain what are dietary Antioxidants?

Dietary antioxidants comprise of Selenium, Vitamin A and related Carotenoids, Vitamin C and E.

2. Explain why Anti-oxidants are important for your body?

Antioxidants are substance that may protect cells in your body from free radicals. Free radicals can damage your tissue cells; it is formed when your body or tissue cells are exposed to certain chemicals, pollution, radiation, etc.

3. Explain do calcium supplements interfere with medications?

Calcium does interact with several medication in different ways like antibiotics, diuretics, laxatives, etc. It will have an effect on the absorption process of medication or vice versa. It is always advisable to take physician advice on its intake and at what duration you can have it.

4. Tell me which egg is more nutritious white or brown?

Both eggs has same nutritional value; they are rich in protein, vitamin and most important nutrient choline which is responsible for brain development and function. One egg may provide half of your daily requirement of choline.

5. Explain why would you be the best Dietitian for our hospital?

I am a very determined person. I strive to be the best I can possibly be in all aspects of my life and I would see my career as no exception. I am a very caring individual also and feel I have a nice manner with patients.

6. Tell us how much water should an individual consumer per day?

☛ Men: 13 cups (3 liters) of water per day
☛ Women: 9 Cups ( 2.2 liters) of water per day

7. Tell us what areas of medical nutrition therapy interest you the most? Why?

Diabetes. It's a growing problem and from my previous work experience, some sufferers still don't know the basic facts.

8. Tell me what was your favorite teaching experience? What made it so enjoyable?

I did a conversation map group session on diabetes and covered the topics of packaging and labelling and found it quite enjoyable. I'm a natural introvert and find it difficult to speak with large groups of people but this group were very nice and were interested in what I had to say. The session was very interactive and thankfully I was able to answer any questions they had for me.

9. Explain why did you choose to pursue a career as a Dietitian and Nutritionist?

I was really interested in the relationship between diet and disease. Nutrition is often overlooked as a solution (or part of the solution) to a medical issue.

10. Explain what relationship do you think that the Kitchen and the Clinical Nutrition Department staffs should have?

I think it should be a very open, symbiotic relationship. I feel that dietitians should be in the kitchens more frequently and have good relationships with the staff because they would be more willing to help you if you needed something extra for a patient.

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