Taylor Hawkins, Eat the Chocolate’s most seasoned veteran, is just about to finish her distance dietetic internship this month!  Congrats, Taylor!  The dietetic internship is a rigorous educational trek from food service, long-term care, clinical, community, and corporate nutrition that every Registered Dietitian-to-be must accomplish.  Over the past nine months, Taylor excelled at her internship rotations at Mercy Medical Center, Akron Children’s Hospital, Portage County WIC, Cardinal Health, Bethany Nursing Home, Kent State University’s Center of Nutrition Outreach, and Summit Street Café all while sharing her words of nutrition wisdom with us in her free time.  (What free time?!?!)


Taylor’s alma mater is Kent State University in Kent, Ohio where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition & Dietetics, as well as one in Exercise Physiology.  She enjoys yoga, photography, cooking, and reading, and is passionate about helping others through diet and exercise.

Taylor plans to continue her education to receive a Master’s in Health Education and Promotion, and would eventually like to specialize in pediatrics, diabetes, or sports nutrition.  To stay up to date on Taylor’s educational journey, visit her website at http://taylor-hawkins.weebly.com!

ETC founders Kathleen and Teri love Taylor’s professional writing style and detail-oriented posts, and are looking forward to watching Taylor’s posts develop as she nears her goal of becoming a Registered Dietitian!

Taylor has written marvelous posts for ETC about taking control of emotional eating and recommendations for healthy alcohol intake.  Take some time to look back at her educational posts, and stay tuned for more of Taylor’s informative topics as she compares home meal delivery companies and explores the world of complementary proteins!  Comment below to let us know what topics you would like to see Taylor write about next!

Thank you, Taylor, for your sharing your valuable time and expertise with us!  You ROCK!