Direct and Indirect Costs vs. Fixed and Variable Costs

Direct and Indirect Costs and Fixed and Variable Costs I’m sure you’ve heard about fixed costs and variable costs, and you probably have a good understanding of these.  But how well do you know direct costs and indirect costs?  Did you that the grouping of direct/indirect costs differs from that of fixed/variable costs, even though…

Guest Post: Tips for Passing the RD Exam

We have a special guest post brought to you by a past Visual Veggies Software user, now registered dietitian, Tamsin Jordan, MS, RD! Tips for Passing the RD Exam Tamsin Jordan, MS, RD   If you are reading this, chances are you have completed your degree and your dietetic internship – congratulations! Only one more…

Powder Displacement in Enteral Formulas and Modular Products

Powder Displacement Displacement is defined as the occupation by a submerged body of a volume which would otherwise be occupied by a fluid.  If that definition sounds confusing, try my simplified one:  When you get into a tub filled with water, the water level increases.  You (the object) are a solid which is displacing the…

Announcement: Critical Software Update Required

Announcement:  Critical Software Update Required Companies often utilize other products and services in order for them to function properly or offer unique features.  One of the services we utilize in the software is a server database, which is a database hosted in the cloud that houses various pieces of data for the software, from holding…

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…