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Being a dietitian wasn’t the first profession considered by Fatima. “My father wanted me to become a chemist like him. I wanted to be a veterinarian,” she remembers. “He knew veterinary science was not for me, as cows and horses will be bigger than me. I am 5’2” and was thinking more of cats, dogs and birds. We agreed that I should take a course in Foods and Nutrition instead. I thought it would be cool that I will just be cooking, as I love to cook and invent new recipes. Later to my horror, I found out that chemistry was in every semester for four years. My father was glad that I would be immersed in chemistry.”
After resolving to learn all the chemistry,
Maintaining a healthy diet with chronic kidney disease can be challenging, which is why
Fatima, who joined DaVita in 1996, works at two DaVita centers. “One location is a 10-station clinic," says
Perhaps inspired by her upbringing in the tropical
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