5 thoughts from my first dietetics semester

This year I started dietetics. But, what even is ‘dietetics’ anyways? What do dietitians do? Do we simply look good in lab coats with fruit on our desks?

Essential links for any nutrition student

As a student dietitian, I get my fair share of nutrition questions. I’m still learning and there are many things I don’t know (or don’t feel confident) enough to answer straight away. After all, we’re meant to be the ones to provide evidence-based information. Giving the wrong information can be dangerous and as students we shouldn’t be adding toContinue reading “Essential links for any nutrition student”

Eat and Enjoy this Christmas

Eat what you want this Christmas. Eat without feeling guilty. Enjoy what you eat. The traditional message from health professionals are to use portion control and everyone is shocked when a nutrition student would go for extra helpings of cake or ice-cream. And if you’re already trying to lose weight, the Christmas feast can beContinue reading “Eat and Enjoy this Christmas”

21 things I discovered studying nutrition this year

Another year done and dusted. This is what I took away from my second year of studying nutrition. Nutrition is definitely a science. I had to learn some of this – every dot is a chemical name and every line in the name of an enzyme. Most nutrition students prefer the straight science subjects (biochemistryContinue reading “21 things I discovered studying nutrition this year”

Surviving Exams

Exam week is almost here or already here for some of us. “But I’ll get healthy when uni is over”, “I just have no time to make good food” or “I can’t wait for holidays so I can finally get into shape.” If you wait until you’re not busy to be healthy, you’ll be waitingContinue reading “Surviving Exams”

What Should I Eat this Winter?

  How is it winter already? How did it get cold so quickly?! To be honest, I am not the biggest fan of winter. But winter brings along new foods to eat! Eating seasonally is the way to go (which I’ve already discussed in previous blog post). So if you’re not sure what ‘eating seasonally’Continue reading “What Should I Eat this Winter?”