Friday, October 28, 2016

White House Tour

When given an opportunity to network, UMD’s dietetic interns jump at the chance.  The interns recently were able to connect with some previous interns during a tour at the White House. The tour was coordinated by Sasha Bard, a former UMD Dietetic Intern who currently serves as Associate Director of Policy for Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move program.

Current and past interns meet to tour the White House.

Although anyone can schedule their own self-guided tour of the White House, the intern’s tour came with a couple of benefits. We met members of Let’s Move who told us about their daily duties and what it’s like to work in the Office of the First Lady. We also met the White House Executive Chef and Pastry Chef. They described what it is like to cook for the first family and official visitors. The chefs shared some of the Obama’s favorite meals and other interesting facts about White House food.

White House chefs are explaining the intricacies of cooking for the first family.

After hearing from the speakers, it was time to go on the self-guided tour. The White House encourages visitors to take pictures and that is exactly what the interns did. From group pictures with statues of former Presidents to selfies outside the White House, the interns made sure to document their tour. Overall, the White House was an incredible experience and something that we are sure to remember. I am grateful we had this networking opportunity and I gained insight into these RDs’ valuable work.

2016-2017 Interns with bust of Abraham Lincoln.

Group selfie outside the White House!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Ben for writing this up - it was a great experience for us all!