Monday, November 24, 2008

Expert Profile article is up!

Wow. What a month.

Currently, I'm in the second portion of my dietetic internship. This rotation is the food service rotation and I'm working in a public school system. It's very interesting to be here and see what goes on in our school cafeterias. Most of it is good, but some of the political stuff (like lack of funding for good food) is a bit harsh. The director I work with tried very hard to change the minds of students and teachers that school lunch is not unhealthy, but years of talk about "unhealthy cafeteria food" is hard to change over night. So, I'm here helping with this process, and let me tell you.... middle school kids are the hardest to convince. I swear, last week when I visited a few of the middle school classes to talk about what they thought of school lunch, I left feeling extremely stressed out. I almost felt like I needed to smoke a cigarette or something (but, of course, I don't smoke....). Those kids are demanding. I really have respect for teachers and the lunch ladies that work with them every day.


The title of this post is to let you all know that today, I'm featured in an article on the site, Precision Nutrition, for an "expert profile". The article outlines what I eat and do for exercise each day. Now, when this article was written, I hadn't started my dietetic internship, so things were a bit different, but the food choices are really about the same.

Click here to check out the article, and to see some super cute pics of my "canis lupus familiaris" (aka, my doggie friends that I walk everyday :) )

Note: if you can't access the article for any reason, let me know and I'll post the whole thing here.
Oh, and just for the heck of it, I posted another wedding pic since I'm finally getting all those organized in albums after many busy months.

Happy Turkey Week!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Don't believe those High Fructose Corn Syrup commericals

It's all a conspiracy.

Our society is really trying to make us fat and unhealthy so drug companies can get richer and richer.

The food we have available is all tainted with sugar (seriously, it's in EVERYTHING) and we're served SUPER sizes like it's normal to eat like a behemoth!

Then, we pave everything in sight and place it several miles apart so you have no other means of transportation but sitting on your a** in a car! (You could bike, but those cars would try to hit you!).

Check out this feedback about our "governments" new stance on high fructose corn syrup. Apparently it comes from corn, so it's not bad for you.....

Give me a break. The most poisonous food in the world is a natural mushroom. Maybe we should dine on those tonight too, eh?

Sorry I haven't been posting much lately. To fill you in: I just finished the first rotation of my dietetic internship (community portion) and it was a TON of work, but an extremely amazing experience. My last day was halloween and I dressed up as a German Bar Maid. It was so much fun and I totally miss being there.

Now, I'm on to my next rotation (food service) at a school system. I get to work with kids K-12 and do things food service related (whatever that is... ) :) This one goes until the first week of February and then I move on to my clinical rotation until the end of June 2009.

I still need to write my disseration and am managing a family and business. What am I thinking? So many balls in the air, so few hands. :)

I'll blog again before the weekend. I promise.

Thanks for hanging in there with me!