Food and nutrition have always been a passion intricately woven into my life. I recently elevated my knowledge and participation in the field by returning to academia for a Master of Science in Nutrition degree from the National University of Natural Medicine. My education and training has inspired me to focus on the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) and community health.
From an early age, I was taught that cooking from scratch, with whole foods, is about taste. While taste is the primary motivator, cooking for yourself is increasingly about health. Whole foods have the power to nourish, heal, connect people to the earth, and bring them together. I believe that everyone should have access to healthy food. I also believe in meeting people where they are to help them find health and wellness through food.
Research tells us that what we eat matters more than ever. We have data that shows how diet, lifestyle and environmental factors contribute to changes in our DNA and overall cell function. I believe that this information is a critical part of nutrition education. Rather than accept our genetic make-up as our fate, we now have knowledge which can inform and empower us to make smarter choices. The result, is the ability to alter and improve health outcomes for people of all ages. My goal is to be a leader in sharing this message with our community.