Introduction- My First Post

Hi there! My name is Alyssa and I am a 23 year old caught somewhere in between a post-graduate dietetic intern and a credentialed Registered Dietitian, which I am hoping to change soon. I live in Buffalo with my boyfriend; he is working on his masters in psychology and I am finishing up my masters in nutrition. I like to start new projects (like this blog) during the times when I am busiest, although I have yet to figure out why!

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(That’s me on the right, and my sister on the left!)

I really enjoy writing, and I write monthly nutrition articles for a health education website called Nourish Interactive, which allows me to combine my passion for nutrition with my hobby of writing. My favorite nutrition topics include weight loss/management, and nutrition to lower the risk of chronic disease.

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I like to go for walks, and sometimes run if the mood strikes! I have a FitBit that tracks my steps, which helps motivate me to try and reach 10,000 most days of the week. I also enjoy hiking, both in the summer and the winter, as well as reading fad diet books (because I find them fascinating), and spending too much time on Pinterest.

I plan to use this blog to share my knowledge in nutrition, my adventure of becoming a Registered Dietitian, finishing graduate school, and (hopefully soon) starting my first real job. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at forfoodandhealth@gmail.com