Way back when, when I was learning how to cook, I started taking nutrition classes so that I could incorporate my desire to eat well with eating healthily — the two are not different, but at the time I didn’t know the difference. I was confused about the difference between appetite and hunger; I was driven by cravings; I was at the mercy of other people’s unhealthy cooking. One thing I learned about nutrition is that it’s a growing field, so I have kept up my education by continuing to read nutrition books (even textbooks — I love ’em!) and keeping up to date by reading blogs and researching the stuff I hear about new findings.
Now, many years later, I am a graduate student at SFSU getting my masters in Instructional Technology through the College of Education. One of my projects is to use Web 2.0 technology to facilitate learning. I have also been working on some multimedia lessons that will help people make healthy food choices while eating out and reading the Nutrition Facts Panel so that they can make educated choices at the market. Eating healthily is easy, and the rewards are both immediate and long term.
I’m starting this blog as part of my Web 2.0 class, in conjunction with my other projects. I expect to post tips on how to make healthy food choices, and plan to keep this up since it’s one of my favorite interests. I hope you enjoy what you learn and can put the information to use right away. Sometimes I may post a poll, to see how my readers interpret media representations about food and eating and I encourage your feedback so we can engage in dialog about this fun and fascinating topic.