Eating & Pleasure: Why They Must Go Together

Picture this: You are sitting at an outdoor cafe on a cobblestone plaza in a small town in northern Spain. It is a warm, sunny afternoon, maybe around 2pm, with a light breeze to take the edge off of the heat making it quite comfortable for a leisurely lunch.  The plaza is full of Spaniards … Continue reading Eating & Pleasure: Why They Must Go Together

Body Shaming and Why It Sucks

Yesterday while I was at work (I work in a hospital dietary office), I was talking to a nurse about a patient's meal options. I was telling her I was unable to order a cheeseburger for a patient as the patient was recovering from open heart surgery (as in the system literally would not let … Continue reading Body Shaming and Why It Sucks

Dietitians are not the “food police” (and other misconceptions).

The word "dietitian" is a bit misleading. I have discovered this after experiencing many uncomfortable situations when what I study is brought up around others, specifically when food is involved. My husband, Tom, and I will be out to dinner with new people and once they find out I am studying to become a dietitian, … Continue reading Dietitians are not the “food police” (and other misconceptions).

The Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN): Explained

One of the things I come across most as a student in dietetics is the confusion people have regarding the title "registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN)". I'll do my best to explain that here-it is an important distinction we should make! While considering my career change from marketing into the field of nutrition and wellness, I … Continue reading The Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN): Explained