Food and Fall

Fall: It’s the time of year again when the leaves change color, pumpkin spice lattes fill every coffee shop, weekends are full of cider and doughnuts, and we try to hold on to the last few days of warmth.  It’s also full of delicious, festive, and unfortunately, not-so-good-for-you foods (the above mentioned lattes and doughnuts,…

Mimicking the professionals

Major things I learned this past summer: 1. Data is tricksy. Also, an illusion. 2. There are cool Excel functions (to be discovered while frantically putting information together). 3. I only kid myself in thinking that I will be calm and collected before giving a presentation. In all seriousness, I did learn a lot from all…

Dietetic Intern Conference

It’s hard to believe that a new crop of dietetic interns are about to be released into the real world. It feels like I only just finished up my own internship! The interns are putting on their annual conference tomorrow, Friday the 25th, from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm in SPH1 room 1690. I would…

Over and Done

It’s over. I am now a Registered Dietitian! Leaving the testing center (I had to drive to Lansing…what’s up with that? I was really surprised Ann Arbor didn’t have a testing center), I had such incredible feelings of happiness and relief. The last three years have been a blur; it felt like I was always…

MFarmers’ Market

We talked a lot in my Community Nutrition class last semester about starting farmers’ markets in food deserts to provide fresh produce to residents. Although Ann Arbor is far from a food desert, it can be difficult for students without meal plans or cars to go to the grocery store on a regular basis to…