Essay On Dietetics

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Dietetics: The Story of Medicine’s Forgotten Sister I come from an African home where three career choices are presented at a tender age: lawyer, doctor and engineer. When I told my family I was coming to college to study Nutrition & Dietetics, my mother immediately expressed worry due to the relatively low income compared to the cost of education and the lack of jobs. My aunt also told me, “Abena, stop following nutrition and concentrate on medicine.” Although my family did not want to hear why I think dietetics would be essential to my becoming a doctor, I think it is important to share that a background in dietetics make me a great physician particularly due to modern medicine relying so heavily on pharmaceutics and ignoring the possible…show more content…
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