Hey hello hi! How’s it going? How are we today?
I’m Em (I also write under the name Emelie), and I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. I just got accepted into graduate school for my Master’s in Public Health and will hear about my dietetic internship in April. When I’m not writing for this blog, I’m reading or weightlifting. Every now and again my friends are able to distract me from my dogs long enough to hang out.
I drink LOTS of coffee. Especially lattes. No shame.
I have two dogs, Molly and Betsie. They like to go on walks and will sometimes work together to try and trip me with their leashes. So far they’re unsuccessful, but they’re beagles, and they’re stubborn, so they’ll get there.
Where this blog came from
When I was a teen, I had disastrous body image issues, something akin to an eating disorder, and tried to go vegetarian for the wrong reasons. Growing up taller and bigger than most of my classmates left me in a weird place with my body- I only just started accepting my size and height this past year. It took a long time to overcome that and the bullying I went through, and I know that from experience and research that adolescence is the time to address and change these issues for the better. I’m here to help you and your teen avoid that, and help you help them through secondary school with as few hiccups as possible.
I was lucky enough to work as a theatre director one summer in the middle of nowhere (but hey, I finally saw NYC, so there’s perks right?) As their director and improv teacher, I watched my kids bloom and remembered how much theatre impacted me when I was growing up! Confidence, public speaking, social skills, you name it, theatre teaches it. I know that nutrition and theatre together has the ability to be a total powerhouse in health education. You can read about that summer more on my Medium if you like.