Hello. Welcome to Coconut Crumbs!
From July 2009-December 2011 I will be blogging a trail through my experiences as a dietetic intern and nutrition graduate student. I plan to crack open the shell, dig out the meat, slurp the juice, and scatter the crumbs. Follow my trail as I munch my way through life!
Here’s a little about myself. I am finishing a M.S. in Nutrition Communications at Tufts University, Boston. When not in class, you may find me across the road at Tufts Medical Center, accruing the 1800+ hours of supervised clinical training to meet the core competencies as a Registered Dietitian (RD).
Side note. A registered dietitian is a licensed health professional qualified to provide medical nutrition therapy nutrition in a variety of settings including hospitals, fitness centers, corporate wellness, private practice, public health settings, and research centers. If you would like more information about dietetic internships or career opportunities for RDs, please go to this link by the American Dietetic Association.
I love food and am fascinated with its role in disease prevention. Even more-so, I love writing. I’m not sure how to meld these interests seamlessly, but for now I’ll be content with exploring the science of nutrition, and translating this knowledge into everyday living.
Why Coconuts? Coconuts symbolize my love for the sunny Hawaiian islands. Though I grew up in California, my favorite childhood memories come from my grandpa’s Manoa Valley home and his backyard jungle. In particular, Coconut Crumbs is dedicated to my grandmother who worked as a dietitian in Honolulu. Though I only knew her briefly, the stories of her nutrition work inspired me to pursue a career in nutrition.
Join me as I share my thoughts on all things food, nutrition, and health related. This will be a place to remember nibbles, lessons, and musings from day to day. Thank you for reading!