About

Hi everyone,

I’m Kelly and I studied nutrition at Simmons College to obtain my bachelor’s degree.  Nutrition is something that has always been a passion for me, especially working with kids to prevent obesity before it gets out of control. I believe that by giving children choice of different healthy foods that they realize that they really do love fruits and vegetables.

This blog started as a way to discuss my day to day life working with the Summer Food Service Program. I worked at The Open Door in Gloucester, Ma for three summers in a row. The Open Door sponsors several sites through out the community to give any child 18 and under a free lunch through the Summer Food Services Program. It was a continuation of the national school lunch program.

On a daily basis at the Open Door site there is a choice of 8 to 12 different salad bar options that range from simple sliced cucumbers to roasted red peppers and black bean salad with fresh garden herbs. Along with the salad bar the children  receive a complete meal which includes a grain, a low fat milk, and a protein.  The earlier entries in the blog showcase all of the options the kids had on a daily basis along with their reactions to their favorite or not so favorite picks.

Now I am working at a local community hospital as a dietary technician to gain some clinical experience. I am now focusing on my life in the blog and eating healthy and my adventures with my vitamix.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, I also included the links to The Open Door and the Summer Food Service Program in case you’re curious to learn more.

~Kelly

http://www.foodpantry.org/index.html

http://www.summerfood.usda.gov/

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3 responses

    • Thank you! That’s a masters degree that I would want to think about doing once I’ve been working for a bit after this whole adventure I’m on now. You should do updates about your classes once you start, I would be really interested in reading about it on your blog!

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