Should You Consider the DTR Exam?

Should You Consider the DTR Exam? You completed 4 years of undergraduate work in Nutrition and Dietetics, graduated with a well-respected GPA, but you did not get matched to a dietetic internship program.  Now what?  Don’t fret.  It’s not the end of the world.  Getting matched to an accredited internship program has become extremely competitive. When…

Verbal and Nonverbal Communication

Verbal and Nonverbal Communication What is communication?  Communication is defined as the transfer of a message from one entity to another.  In order for communication to occur, there must be a sender, a recipient, and a message.   Communication occurs via two methods:  verbally and nonverbally   Verbal Communication Verbal communication is the most obvious…

Dependent and Independent Variables

Dependent and Independent Variables A variable is something a researcher is trying to measure, and it can be just about anything, including objects, amounts of time, feelings, or events.  Researchers in the field of nutrition might measure variables such as lab values, weights, effects of a medication, athletic performance, and so on.   There are…

Calculating Corrected Age of Premature Babies

Calculating Corrected Age of Premature Babies For a baby to be considered “full-term”, she needs to be in gestation for a total of 40 weeks.  Some sources state 39 weeks is full-term, but for simplicity sake, we’ll just use 40 weeks.  Gestation refers to the period of time between conception and birth when a baby…

Free Water in Tube Feeding Formulas

Enteral Feedings:  Free Water The term “free water” may also be seen as “feed water”, depending on the source.  Free water is the amount of liquid an enteral formula (aka tube feeding formula) is actual water as an ingredient.  If you look at the ingredients list of any liquid enteral nutrition formula, you will see…

RD Exam Study Suite and DTR Exam Study Suite Have Arrived!

Introducing RD Exam Study Suite & DTR Exam Study Suite! Over the past 3 months, we’ve taken the original Practice Exam software and completely revised, updated, improved, and bulked it up!  The RD Practice Exam program is now part of the RD Exam Study Suite, and the DTR Practice Exam program is now part of…

Runtime Error Message

Are you seeing the following error message when you try to run your Visual Veggies Software application? “The program can’t start because api-ms-win-crt-heap-l1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer” What this error message means is that there is a library file that is missing.  Only computers running Windows 7 or Windows 8 could experience this.  Windows Vista,…