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Caroline Henning

Caroline Henning

Foods and Nutrition

Love of science and food led her to the dietetics major. Henning wanted to learn more about how we can use food to prevent disease as well as how to treat those with nutrition-related conditions.

Major

Dietetics; Certificate in Entrepreneurship

Hometown

Watkinsville, Ga.

Activities/Honors

Recipient of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Outstanding Dietetics Student Award, UGA Performance Nutrition Intern, St. Mary’s Healthcare Diabetes Education Intern, Ingrid Knight, RD and Associates Intern, President of Student Dietetic Association, FACS Student Ambassador, Treasurer for Phi Upsilon Omicron FACS Honors Society, member of the Student Leadership Advisory Council, member of Tri Delta Sorority Alpha Rho chapter, Lifeguard and swim lesson instructor at Summer Hill Recreation Club, member of Relay for Life, student member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dean’s List recipient, HOPE Scholarship recipient, Melynda Flatt Reid Dietetics Scholarship recipient in 2018-19, Athens Area Human Relations Council, Inc. Scholarship recipient, Family and Consumer Sciences Alumni Scholarship recipient, Georgia 4-H Willie, Oaks, Rice Scholarship recipient, Blue Key Honors Society inductee

Why I chose my major

The decision to choose dietetics was natural for me because I love food and the science behind how we fuel our bodies. In high school, I was able to shadow a Registered Dietitian, which provided me with a glimpse into the career that further solidified my decision to choose dietetics. Patient interaction was also a driving force for me. I love being able to feel that my words positively impact others’ decisions. I love that nutrition is applicable to every stage of life. I also chose dietetics because I wanted to learn more about how we can use food to prevent disease as well as how to treat those with nutrition-related conditions.

What I like most about FACS

The people. I can say with confidence the support from professors, staff members, advisors and students has been unwavering, and it is the reason I have been able to accomplish so much during my four years at UGA. FACS is truly like a family. My professors know me on a personal level and support my goals, the students have become my best friends and the alumni have become my mentors. I feel so fortunate to have built so many relationships that I know will last long after graduation.

Post-graduation plans

After graduation, I will be continuing my education at UGA as a Foods and Nutrition master’s student. Once I have completed my master’s degree, I hope to complete a dietetic internship so I can become a Registered Dietitian!

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