Infuse Issue 6 December 2018 | Page 8

Joy, what advice do you have for dietitians who want to pursue a career in nutrition communications? With all the diverse experience I’ve had- clinical, media, food industry, etc.-I’ve learned that there are three things everyone who wants to be successful needs to possess, and they all start with “P”: • Passion. Everything I have today stemmed from passion. If you’re not passionate about what you’re doing right now, find something else. I can’t stress how important this is. Find what makes your heart sing and start with that. • Persistence. Don’t take no for an answer. If you want something badly enough, you have to go after it and fight for it. Be pliable and find ways to make your mission a reality. • Patience. Nothing happens overnight. I’ve faced every obstacle under the sun in my career - but these struggles and mishaps make the victories that much sweeter. interview continues overleaf... © Dietitian Connection 8 Infuse | December 2018