I first arrived at the White House around 11 AM and was immediately escorted behind a gate to make way for...the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES! I really did see him in person! He waved and smiled and I was headed off to the CNPP table.
|Fountain on White House Lawn|
|So Close to the White House!|
|Me having some Photo Booth Fun!|
|CNPP education materials table|
USDA's Team Nutrition shared a table with us and passed out many educational materials as well. They also brought their mascot, the Power Panther, which was a hit with children, and with me too! I got a picture with him after my time at the table was over and I also got to walk around freely to explore the Easter Egg Roll as long as I wanted. I got to see live music performances, a few famous athletes, and a few actors too!
|The Power Panther, the White House, and me!|
UMD's Dietetic Internship has so many diverse opportunities and you never know what you will get to do. I am very thankful to both the internship as well as those at CNPP who were able to bring me to the White House this year; it was surely an experience I will never forget!