As a high school student struggling with my relationship with food both mentally and physically, Mulvey has definitely been a positive influence on my eating habits. She has helped me find foods I like to eat and even made me interested in eating again, which no one had been able to do. By helping me to come up with a list of “safe” foods, no matter how I feel, I can always convince myself that it is better to eat than not, and this is thanks to her.
Mulvey went to college at West Chester University for undergraduate and graduate school. She studied Nutrition and Dietetics during her undergrad and Community Nutrition in graduate school. She did 12 hours of supervised practice at Stony Brook Medicine under her Dietetic Internship. She has been an RDN, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, for 3 years, and has been working at Stepping Forward Counseling Center for part of that time.
How does this job help people?
“I believe that Nutrition can help people feel better about themselves mentally and physically and it can help with their overall well-being, energy levels, and the way they feel about themselves.” I wholeheartedly agree with this statement. and believe that Mulvey is truly passionate about helping people on their journey with food.
What is the best part of your job?
“Working with the kids at Stepping Forward. [I help] people reach their goals and [watch] them make changes that have a beneficial impact on their health.” Mulvey believes that helping people reach their nutrition goals is one of the most valuable parts of being an RDN.
Would you recommend this job path to someone else and Why?
“I [actually] wouldn’t recommend this job. I don’t think that dietitians always get the respect that they deserve, and many people feel that they are experts in the field [just] because of information that is posted online.”
What drew you to this profession?
“I originally wanted to study Psychology because I wanted to help people and then I learned about nutrition and I realized that I can also help people feel good about themselves by helping them be their healthiest selves.”
Mulvey is an inspiration to me because she helped me, and still is, work through a tough time. I enjoyed interviewing her because it was a chance to learn firsthand about a job I did not know much about prior to interviewing her. She provides a young person’s view on Nutrition and is up to date on all of the most accurate nutrition information. Mulvey is an impressive person and an even more impressive RDN and should be recognized as such.
Written by Maybeline W.