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:

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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Food banks: The struggle to feed Britain.

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.

The Humanitarian Side of Nutrition

The debate surrounding the rapid expansion of food banks in Britain did sound a bit like two clowns shouting at a children’s party: “The changes in the welfare system have left lots of people without enough food!” “Oh, no they haven’t!” “Oh, yes they have!”

The problem is that the debate is stuck on just one axis: whether or not people out of work and earning very little are receiving enough money to pay for basic needs.

Those on the Left argue that the Coalition government’s welfare reforms are leaving an increasing number of people outside the safety net the welfare state is supposed to provide.

Those on the Right point to numerous examples of unscrupulous people taking advantage of this new service and obtaining food parcels when they don’t really need them.

However there is another axis on which to evaluate food banks in the overall context of welfare provision for the poor and marginalized. The question is not how much welfare is needed. It´s who should provide it in a way that is fair and sustainable?

The rise in food banks represents a shift along the axis from welfare that is centralized, state-funded and financial in nature towards decentralized system that is more charitable, personal and relational. Right.

And this is closer to the biblical model of welfare, where support and care was provided firstly through extended families, then via the local community, and in the last resort, from the central state – all in a culture where giving was a social obligation.

This shift has three potential benefits: first, it is more sustainable in the long run: local communities donated over 8,000 tonnes of food last year and are providing 30,000 volunteers for the 420 Trussell Trust food banks in UK, at a time when the state welfare sector is facing years of tough spending cuts; second, people in need are getting more relational support: instead of receiving money through an impersonal bank transfer, they will be welcomed by concerned volunteers at the food banks who provide them with food parcels (there is a shame factor to overcome, of course, but there will be a human touch and a connection with the community which can help reduce the sense of isolation which may people on welfare feel); lastly, once a community-based system of welfare provision is well established, it has the potential to sift out claimants who are not in genuine need, because they are more likely to be known by the people administering the welfare.

The current politicized debate over food banks is in danger of missing a strategic opportunity: to forge new partnerships which could pave the way for more decentralized welfare provision, and reduce our dependence as a society on a system that has become financially unsustainable and relationally disjointed.

Waste perfectly edible food and allow it to harm the environment. Or… rescue it and use it to feed the hungry? It’s really an obvious choice. It’s a choice that food bankers act upon every single day.

It goes without saying that food banks exist to feed the hungry, but what’s not as evident – but is equally as important – is that the very heart of food banking rests on eliminating food waste and helping the environment.

Essentially, food banking is about logistics—finding and rescuing nutritious food before it goes to waste and getting it to where it is needed. Food loss and food waste happens throughout the food chain. And food banks rescue and redistribute otherwise wasted food at each stage. This intervention can include produce from farms and processors, packaged goods from manufacturers and stores, and prepared foods from restaurants, hotels and other organizations. Last year, food rescued by The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) and network food banks kept more than 920 million pounds of food out of landfills. And used it to feed hungry people. This is very important from a humanitarian perspective. It is also beneficial to the environment, since food in landfill produces methane gas, a greenhouse gas that is more than 20 times as potent as carbon dioxide in contributing to global warming. There is a new emphasis on eliminating waste in the food chain. But, no matter how much industry and agriculture can eliminate food waste at various points, there will always be surplus.

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.

Greater Cleveland Food Bank: Nutrition Initiatives.