National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month!

Hello friends!  I’m Gigs.  This blog is still pretty new and I’ve been brainstorming a lot about the direction that I want it to go.  Fair warning that it might be kind of scattered as I feel out what works and what doesn’t.

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Did you know March is National Nutrition Month?!?  I’m super excited!  Since so much of this site is going to be dedicated to all things nutrition I wanted to start off by telling you a little bit about myself.

My name is actually Maggie, but everyone calls me Gigs.  🙂  I am a recent graduate of the WONDERFUL didactic program in dietetics from Arizona State University.  I graduated magna cum laude in December of 2017 from the DPD program and also received a Bachelor’s degree in nutrition.  Shortly after graduation I passed the exam to become a Registered Dietetic Technician, or DTR.  I’m still recently married (it will be 2 years this April) and am so glad I married a man who can cook!  My husband went through culinary school way back in the day but has since changed careers.  He still loves cooking, and has a great knack for it, and I’m finally learning to enjoy it also after spending most of my life as a “picky” eater.  Now whenever we go out to eat I always end up thinking: “I could have made this better at home.”

I have also recently discovered a passion for volunteer work.  It kind of took me by surprise.  It seemed the more I learned about nutrition the stronger the urge I felt for passing on that information to the people that need it.  There are a LOT of sites giving all kinds of advice about what to eat, when to eat, what NOT to eat, etc.  It just goes on and on.  I want this place to be a safe haven for solid evidence-based information.  I probably wont talk much about what people should be eating and would never talk about foods people SHOULDN’T be eating.  I think my focus will be on translating nutrition research into information that is applicable to everyone.  So, welcome aboard.  I’m not quite sure where this ship is going but I am eager to enjoy the journey!

~Gigs

 

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