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I want to help you get admitted to Graduate School in Human Nutrition

I work in virtually all areas or disciplines, drafting eloquent statements on behalf of my clients so that they are accepted to the program of their choice. A very large segment of these applications are to programs that have something to do with medicine and health, from public health and medical school through nursing, psychology, and social work. The discipline that I see as most fundamental to physical and mental health as well, however, is nutrition. For it is the study of human nutrition that holds the greatest promise for making the practice of medicine all but obsolete. Rather, the study and practice of good nutrition is the foundation and springboard of preventive medicine, healthy children from day one, through a balanced diet that includes an adequate supply of everything essential and excludes everything else.

I look forward to helping you to form especially creative ideas concerning what you hope to accomplish once you earn the Master’s Degree in Nutrition, because this is the most important part of your statement, the key factor in whether or not you will be accepted to the program to which you are applying.

Nutrition graduate programs are concerned with the scientific study of human and animal nutrition, and encompass biology, chemistry and physiology. Graduates with a masters (MS) or PhD degree in nutrition can become clinical nutritionists, nutrition counselors, directors of food and nutrition, nutrition and family health coordinators and more.

 We would be honored to help you gain admission to graduate school in Nutrition by drafting a most eloquent statement on your behalf. In addition to filling out my Online Interview Form, send your resume/CV and/or rough draft to my email: 

drrobertedinger@gmail.com

Sample 1st Paragraph for the Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics, Australia

A 33 year old woman from India, I have been living in Adelaide, Australia for the past 7 years and I will be a citizen next month. It is now time for me to return to graduate school in order to rebuild my career in science and nutrition. I finished my Master’s Degree in India, and now I very much hope to complete my Master’s Studies here in Australia at XXXX University. I feel that I now have the experience and professional maturity to make most positive contributions to the diversity and creative energy of your program. XXXX University if my first choice among graduate programs because of my profound respect for the breadth and comprehensiveness of your curricula.

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Sample 1st 2 Paragraphs for MS Degree in Nutrition, African-American, Military

By the time I graduated from high school, I was focused on two things, food and travel. An African-American woman from a working-class family, my options were limited, so I became a cook in the military. This is why I did not enroll in college until the age of 24. I served my country, saw the world, and learned a great deal about food, especially the challenges involved in preparing large quantities of it in a wholesome fashion.

I began with a Culinary Dietetics Program at a community college. Up until this time, I had not really focused, at least not primarily, on the nutritional value of food and its medical and health care implications. Soon, I became horrified to learn and reflect upon the way that we as a culture, African-Americans in particular, have been slowly killing ourselves off by the way we eat.

PHD Nutrition, Indian Applicant

Although raised by a mother who was very aware of the need for a varied and healthy diet, my father developed Type 2 Diabetes and this spurred a special interest in this disease which is unusually, and increasingly, common among South Asians. I have undertaken significant private study into the causes and treatment of this disease. Diet is clearly a basic factor in both preventing and controlling the disease and I passionately hope to acquire the skills and knowledge to enable me to assist people to identify  and adopt health-preserving diets and especially in relation to this disease.  I have a special interest in pediatric nutrition especially as it relates to the avoidance Type 2 Diabetes and also in mother and child nutrition in marginalized communities.  I hope to pursue the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention track of the program.

My bachelor degree (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) qualifies me to practice Ayurvedic medicine and I did so for three years, working in an Indian hospital from graduation until moving to the US. Ayurveda is a holistic and traditional Indian system of medicine. The importance of diet, meditation and exercise in the maintenance of good physical and mental health is greatly emphasized. This emphasis arose long before these links were recognized in western medicine. Many traditional Ayurvedic remedies and tonics have been found to be effective by those practicing ‘conventional’ medicine and perhaps western medicine can still learn much from this system. My clinical training and career has provided an excellent grounding in effective communication with patients and colleagues, in record keeping and in inter-disciplinary co-operation.

I moved to the US in 2015 for family reasons but, because of my status, I have been unable to take employment. I have used the time to prepare for exams such as GRE and TOEFL and have undertaken private study in dietetics generally. I have become increasingly fascinated by the subject and am passionate in wishing to acquire very high level knowledge and skills in the specialty much of which overlaps with my bachelor studies and career to date.

I undertook a significant amount of research during my Bachelor degree studies which was both fascinating and instructive.  My B.Sc. dissertation related to the priming effects of TV advertising in subsequent eating behavior. I also worked on a project entitled ‘Therapeutic Effects of Satavari (Asparagus Racemosus)’ and one relating to the relative benefits of various herbs in the treatment of snakebites. This research exposure has provided me with a good understanding of various research techniques and methods. I believe that I have the characteristics required of a good researcher; I am numerate, determined, capable of original and creative thinking and happy to work as a team member to the attainment of a common goal. My ultimate aim is to pursue a Ph.D. in Nutrition and then to practice, undertake research and to teach.  I am keen to pursue any research opportunities that may arise within the program in preparation for such a career especially those touching on the special interests that I have specified.

I am, of course, very aware that social, cultural and ethnic considerations play a significant role in an individual’s dietary preferences and choices, and that it is very important for a dietician to be culturally aware, educated and sensitive in order to be effective.  I positively seek to relate to people of many ethnic and social backgrounds and to learn as much as possible from them. I also enjoy sharing information about my own rich heritage. I have had the opportunity to travel in Europe and East Asia exposing me to rewarding new experiences and interesting people. I am fluent in English and Malayalam and am able to speak Tamil.

I have sacrificed significant time and effort during my academic and professional career working as a volunteer. I have participated in numerous ‘medical camps’ in rural India, I have worked as a volunteer in several Diabetes Management Programs and was a volunteer Ayurvedic practitioner in various homes for the aged in India.  I regard volunteer work to be an obligation rather than a choice. I hope to have the opportunity to work with deprived communities on a voluntary basis in the future to provide basic dietary education and advice to those who would most benefit from it.

I seek to be a ‘well rounded’ person and have always pursued a wide range of hobbies and interests outside of my academic and professional work. I have won awards for traditional music and dance and have participated in various cultural and stage programs in school and university. I have participated at national level as a member of quiz teams. I love chess for its intellectual challenges and badminton which provides both fun and excellent exercise, I also enjoy Zumba dancing for the same reasons.

I am particularly attracted to the University of Texas, Austin’s program because of the excellent facilities, prestigious faculty and its excellent reputation in providing a first class education in this vital specialty. I believe that I can ‘add value’ to the program because of my academic and professional background, and research experience. I believe that my training and background will enable me to bring some unique insights to the program.

To summarize: I have an excellent academic record and potential; I have a bachelor degree and professional experience that relate closely to the program; I have research and clinical experience but, most importantly, I am passionate about nutrition and educating people in its fundamental importance to their health and well-being and doing so as widely and effectively as possible.

Thank you for considering my application.

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