Posts Tagged ‘DPD’
 
October 30th, 2013 |

Why My Food Safety Exams Made Me Skeptical About Eating Out

This week I was required to take certification exams for ServSafe and HACCP as a part of my DPD certificate program. What are these exams for exactly? ServSafe and HACCP are designed to teach employees of food service (for example restaurants or fast food vendors) the ways to protect people from foodborne illness.

These types of training programs are essential because they can help reduce the number of foodborne illnesses each year. This issue is a priority. According to ServSafe, millions of people are diagnosed with foodborne illness each year.

These exams cover many concepts: including how to properly handle food as well as how to maintain a clean work environment. Make sure to look for these key things next time you dine out. (more…)

 
October 29th, 2013 |

Meet New Guest Blogger Stephanie Snell

My name is Stephanie Snell and I am a new guest blogger for The Plate Coach. I am currently a Master’s Candidate studying Nutrition Communication at Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. In addition, I am finishing the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) certificate at Simmons College; the DPD is an academic requirement to become a Registered Dietitian. My previous degree from The George Washington University is a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science, which focused on exercise and its relationship to nutrition.

I recently moved to Boston for these two academic tracks, but I am also enjoying other opportunities within the city. Outside of school, I like to exercise, dance, explore Boston, and learn to cook new dishes. It is important for me to always be active and eat a healthful diet (with some room for indulgence). (more…)