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.
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!