Fresno and Madera Counties' UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program has a long-standing partnership with the Fresno State Dietetic Internship Program. This blog post is part of our Intern Reflections Series.
The past two weeks at UC Cooperative Extension were really enlightening for me about the nutrition content that is taught in schools and for adults. I was given the opportunity to help team teach a few classes over the two weeks. The first class I taught was very brief, but still was a good experience. The classes that I taught allowed me more time to teach and speak on the topics, which made me quite apprehensive at first. Once I finished teaching the class, I felt great, like the information I taught was detailed and understandable for the participants. Going into the final class, I was no longer nervous at all and I just had fun while teaching. By teaching multiple classes with different content, it helped me come out of my comfort zone and it showed me that I do not have to be nervous about teaching.
During my time at UC Cooperative Extension I also got to work on a Nutrition Corner. The theme that I was given was fall and my display board is titled “Fall Into Nutrition.” Completing the Nutrition Corner definitely made me become more creative in how I presented the nutrition information, and I had a lot of fun creating the board. I can't wait to see where my Nutrition Corner board goes!
Overall, the experience at UC Cooperative Extension was really great. It allowed me to experience a lot of different things and see how we get nutrition education out to children and adults.