Hello! My name is Annette and yes, the picture above is indeed me posing with the largest skillet of paella you have ever laid eyes on. Yum.

For me, nutrition has always been a fascinating subject. I love the science behind it, the beliefs associated with it, the cultural aspect of food, and the psychological components of eating. So much of humanity can be explained through our relationship with food. After graduating with a degree in marketing and spending a few years out in the world, I decided it was time to return to school to pursue my passion. I am now a senior studying dietetics at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and it is my goal to become a Registered Dietitian by the end of 2019.

The purpose of this blog is to document and share with you my journey through the complicated world of health and nutrition. I hope to offer insights I am currently learning to make the subject of food and eating a bit easier for the individual as well as for our broader communities. I also want to open up conversations with you regarding your personal experiences with food for if we don’t work together, how else can we form more accurate theories?

Nutrition has always been one of the most heavily debated topics, with “scientifically-proven” statements being released one month but then reversed the next month. It is confusing and frustrating for professionals, students, foodies, and the average person alike. Consumers are constantly being tossed around; being told to go vegan this week but then paleo the next week. And what does it all even mean??? Are fats good or bad? And what about carbs? What even IS a carb?

Believe me, I get it. Let’s talk about all of that here.