About the Site
The purpose of this blog is provide reliable information on general healthy living. The site is structured around three concepts – which, I am sure you can easily guess – nutrition, health, and life.
- Nutrition: posts under this category will be recipes and foods. This was the basis of my original blog in 2008, shortly after getting married. Originally the featured recipes were those that I tried out myself, but more recently I have begun to add recipes that I would like to try. With the invention of pinterest I have started to find some many tasty recipes that I felt I should include here. All of the recipes I have made are organized at my recipe blog, A Dietitian’s Recipe Box. You can read more about that here.
- Health: after blogging recipes for awhile I became interested in posting health information. With so many mixed messages in the media about what it means to be healthy, it can be difficult for the average person to decipher what to do! These posts are usually related to news articles and posts, but may also just be random health facts I am learning about in school or on the wards. You can also see news facts on the twitter feed to the right of the blog home screen, or by visiting my feed here.
- Life: Shortly after getting married in Dec 2007, my husband and I moved away from our families for two years. To better stay in touch, we started to keep a blog that had updates with what was going on in our lives. May 2010 we purchased our first home and I began posting pictures of our remodeling process. I have merged our previous “life” blog into this blog, hoping it will make for a more complete site.
About the Author
I am a registered dietitian and soon-to-be-physician in the Midwest. I realized my passion for nutrition and health during my senior year of high school. I have a BS degree in Human Biology and a Masters degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. I have also completed an accredited CADE internship to become a registered dietitian, after which I worked at a rural hospital. Because of the small setting, I had the opportunity to practice inpatient clinical dietetics, outpatient medical nutrition therapy (largely with patients who have Diabetes), and community health improvement. My never-ending educational journey took a turn in August 2011 when I began my first year of medical school. I will graduate in May 2015, at which point I hope to practice in a primary care setting where she can emphasize health promotion and disease prevention.
What is a Registered Dietitian?
Registered Dietitians are experts in nutrition and medical nutrition therapy (using nutrition to help treat medical conditions). They have completed at least a Bachelors degree with specific nutrition-related coursework. In addition, they have completed a year-long, highly competitive internship that includes hands-on work experience in a variety of fields where dietitians work. For more information on who dietitians are and how to become a dietitian you can visit my Nutrition Experts Web Post or the American Dietetic Association website.
This website is intended for educational use only. The information and opinions on this website and websites that it links should not be used in place for seeking medical advice. You should always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider before changing your diet, exercise plan, or current treatment plan for an existing condition. You should never start a new treatment plan based solely on the information provided on this website. While the author is a qualified Registered Dietitian, it is imperative that you are evaluated by a medical professional to assess your individual nutrition and health-related needs.
If you have any questions about information provided on this website, please leave a comment and I will be sure to respond promptly.