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.