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CRYSTAL KALAANI

1711 WINDSOR RD, STATESBORO, GA 30461. (912) 486-0474.CKALAANI1@GMAIL.COM

CAREER OBJECTIVE
Seeking an entry-level clinical dietitian position to utilize my sound knowledge/skills in dietetics and provide
effective medical nutrition therapy to a variety of patients in an acute care hospital setting.

EDUCATION
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, Dietetic Internship-Inaugural Class (August 2014-Present)
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics (May 2014)

EXPERIENCE
CLINICAL
Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick Campus-Dietetic Intern, Golden Isles, GA (February 2015March 2015)
Completed 480+ hours during 12-week clinical rotation at this 316-bed acute care hospital.
Conducted nutrition assessments, provided diet education, utilized medical nutrition therapy, &
performed follow-up evaluations on Pediatric, Trauma, Gastrointestinal, Surgical, General Medicine,
Cardiac, Neurological, Pulmonary, Renal, & Nutrition Support patients in a timely and efficient manner.
Effectively counseled, assessed, & observed outpatients at Brunswick Oncology and Cardiac Rehab
specialty centers.
Positively interacted & worked with a variety of multidisciplinary medical teams to provide optimal care
for patients.
Developed, planned, and implemented Spice it up event for National Nutrition Month. Prepared &
distributed over 200 recipe samples to hospital staff.
Outpatient Clinical Rotations-Dietetic Intern, Savannah, GA (January 2015-February 2015)
SouthCoast Medical Group-Provided nutrition education & counseling to over 50 diabetes & cardiac
patients within a 2 week period.

Riverview Health & Rehabilitation Center-Assisted clinical dietitian with nutrition assessments on
Geriatric patients & attended Plan of Care team meetings.

OurLife Weight loss & Fitness Center-Developed nutrition education handouts for clients & created
wellness posts for the OurSkinny Blog.

St. Josephs/Candler Health Systems Diabetes Management Center-Assisted diabetes educator in


outpatient counseling, collected nutrition assessment data, & attended outpatient diabetes management
classes.

FOOD SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION

Willow Pond Senior Living Community- Dietetic Intern, Statesboro, GA (November 2014)-Created a
7-day breakfast, lunch, & dinner menu for senior community residents.

Georgia Southern University Eagle Dining Services-Dietetic Intern, Statesboro, GA (October 2014)Developed & tested allergen-free recipes for the No Whey dining station.

East Georgia Regional Medical Center-Dietetic Intern, Statesboro, GA (November 2014)-Assisted


food service director in management duties; e.g., created employee labor schedule, documented
invoices, purchased/received food, supervised food service workers, etc.

Morrison Healthcare- Dietary Aide, Statesboro, GA (January-July 2013)-Delivered meal services to


patients on all assigned units & displayed knowledge of dietary restrictions on special, modified diets to
ensure optimal food preferences were met within guidelines of diet order limitations.

SKILLS & CERTIFICATIONS

Red Cross Certifications-First Aid, Adult AED & CPR


ServSafe Certification- # 9325641 through 8/17/2017
Computer Science-Proficient in the use of Nutrikids Menu Planning & Nutritional Analysis Software,
VassarStats Statistical Analysis Software, and Microsoft Office.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

After-School Garden Program, Statesboro, GA- Conducted nutrition education lesson plans & helped
maintain school gardens at 5 elementary schools.

Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market, Statesboro, GA- Promoted Georgia farmers by developing
seasonal recipes & nutrition education handouts on various produce/benefits of supporting local &
sustainable foods.

East Georgia Regional Medical Center, Statesboro, GA- Assisted kitchen staff during food service
operations, e.g., received patient call-backs, diet changes/modifications, & ER orders.

Statesboro Food Bank, Statesboro, GA-Organized/stocked inventory & conducted heart-healthy


cooking demonstrations.

MEMBERSHIPS, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, & HONORS

National Kidney Foundation- Pilot study, Interleukin-10 and Markers of Nutrition and Inflammation
in a Stable Hemodialysis Population accepted for poster presentation at Spring Clinical Meetings in
Dallas, TX. (Spring 2015)

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics-Active member of the Public Health Community Nutrition
Practice Group. Attended annual FNCE conference (Spring 2015)

American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition- Attended Clinical Nutrition Week. (Spring
2014)

Georgia Southern University Student Dietetic Association-Elected as Secretary Officer (2013)

Georgia Southern University-Awarded Bulloch County Hospital Authority Scholarship (2012)