Peer Nutrition Educators
Peer Nutrition Educator
Year and Major: 4th Year, Dietetics Major Hometown: Conyers, GA Favorite Food: Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo Why you picked your major? Before coming to college I studied culinary arts in high school and originally had intentions of becoming a chef. I absolutely loved to cook and really enjoyed cooking for my friends and family! However, a component that I neglected was nutrition. While I was in high school several family members struggled with hypertension, diabetes, and other health problems. I saw how much of an impact food has in my family’s life, my life, and just everyone's life in general. Most importantly I saw how good nutrition or lack thereof can affect a person’s overall health. After that realization I’ve been in love with nutrition ever since! I set out to become a dietetics major to learn more about healthy eating and how to maintain a balanced lifestyle. Ultimately, I want to work as a Registered Dietitian in the future to prevent or even help patients manage nutrition related health problems! Why you wanted to be a PNE? I believe Peer Nutrition Educators are on the forefront of helping students eat healthy while in college. This is the age where we’re off on our own and have to learn to prepare our own meals (or build a healthy plate in the dining halls). I wanted to be a PNE to show my peers that healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring or even a chore. It is my goal to inspire others to love and take care of their bodies through nutrition! In addition to that, PNE is also a good way to gain experience with public speaking, nutrition advisement, and nutrition marketing!