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Hunter College E-Portfolio

Hunter College E-Portfolio

One of my last classes at Hunter College is the Nutrition Practicum. In this course, we focus on developing as healthcare professionals. We hone our business and nutrition counseling skills. Completion of ninety hours of fieldwork, along with a paper and presentation related to this experience, gives us real-world exposure to various sub-fields of nutrition.  Read More

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What To Eat For A Healthy Brain

In March 2017, I began a new role as a Nutrition Educator for the New York City Department for the Aging. I gave nutrition education lessons (sometimes even in Spanish) at various senior centers throughout New York City. My interest in cognitive health and nutrition was sparked by an assignment in my community nutrition education Read More

America's Next Top Dietitian

America’s Next Top Dietitian

I’ve been named one of the Top 20 Finalists in America’s Next Top Dietitian! ANTD is a contest run through All Access Internships–the winner gets support for the required dietetic internship. And of course, bragging rights! I’m so thrilled by this news and I want to thank everyone who voted for me! Although I didn’t Read More

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Meal Planning Made Easy

Meal planning is my least favorite activity in the kitchen. Scrub the pots? Sure! Clean out the microwave? Heck yeah! Write a list before going to the grocery store? Never! I recently participated in an experiential learning assignment that forced me to plan my meals. For five days, I had to plan for, cook and eat Read More

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My First Week of Nutrition Graduate School

Tearing up in a classroom full of 34 other people is not a good look. But that was me yesterday in class during my first week as a  student in nutrition graduate school. As we introduced ourselves in class, it was immediately clear that the backgrounds and passions of my fellow classmates were reflections of Read More

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Recipe: Asian Chicken Brown Rice Bowl

Bon Appètit recently announced that the Rice Bowl is the 2016 dish of the year. The award was inspired by the Kimchi fried rice at a much praised Korean restaurant. But, you don’t need to eat out to make your own heathful interpretation of the humble classic. See recipe for the Asian Chicken Brown Rice Read More

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The Power of Career Coaching

With two years of science classes and culinary work experience down, I’m about to embark on the next phase of my journey: two years in graduate school. I started this blog primarily to chronicle my journey into dietetics. This is a unique and privileged phase of learning and growth for me–professionally, personally and socially–and I didn’t want to Read More

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Teaching Children How to Souffle

I did something today that I thought I would never do: teach kids how to make souffles! And, I actually enjoyed myself. Each summer at Sur La Table, we have a series of kids cooking classes (“Kids Camp”); several weeks during which kids (and teens) invade our kitchen to learn how to cook. In reality, most Read More

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Recipe: Summer Berry Cream Pie

This no bake summer dessert is both nutritious and delicious. A date-nut crust is filled with fruit infused Greek yogurt and chilled for a cool and creamy treat. Do not be intimidated by gelatin—it’s very easy to use; look for the Knox brand in the Jell-O section of your baking aisle. See recipe my Summer Read More

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Why I am No Longer a Vegetarian

I toyed with the idea of becoming a “vegetarian” or, more accurately in my case, a “pescetarian” for a couple of years before I took the plunge. During those years I learned a lot about how animals are raised and slaughtered in factory farms in the United States. Finally, the incredible cruelty and reckless destruction of natural resources in the mainstream meat industry became something I could no longer support.

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When Self Doubt Creeps In

I did not realize how many situations I would find myself in that would ultimately test my self confidence and drive throughout the career change process. There was a period of time, while I was doing my pre-requisites, working part time, and planning my wedding, that I craved for some aspect of my life to Read More