For the Lowcountry Food Bank, nutrition education is one of the key elements of breaking the cycle of hunger. By acknowledging the link between food insecurity and malnutrition, we have welcomed Medical University of South Carolina Dietetic Interns to help us stress the importance of not only providing healthy foods to those we serve, but also meeting the dietary needs of food-insecure people in our community. This year’s MUSC intern, Kelly Burgess, has earned an undergraduate degree in Nutrition/Dietetics, and continues her journey of becoming a Registered Dietitian.
The MUSC program is a 10-month internship focused on practical experiences in a diverse range of workplaces and is supervised by Registered Dietitians. “The Lowcountry Food Bank provides an outstanding learning experience, which exceeds all of my expectations for my food service rotation,” reflects Burgess.
This rotation, completed at LCFB, satisfies the MUSC program requirement on food safety, quantity cooking and menu planning. “In addition to the basic requirements, I am also learning so much about different federal programs and policies that govern how we go about eliminating hunger in America,” shared Burgess.
After the completion of this internship (June 1), Burgess will be eligible to sit for the exam to become a Registered Dietitian.
“My favorite part of the internship is hard to choose, but I enjoy working in the kitchen preparing meals for East Cooper Meals on Wheels and
You can tell that everyone here genuinely cares about the cause and is committed to doing their work with excellence. Being a part of this environment is refreshing, encouraging and definitely something special to take with me wherever I go.”- Kelly Burgess, MUSC intern.