Greetings From Dietetic Intern, Grace Garni

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Hello everyone,

My name is Grace and I am a dietetic intern at Nourish. Currently, I am completing the final few months of my dietetic internship with The Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Internship program. Upon completion, in May 2019, I am extremely motivated to begin my career as a dietitian. I can confidently state that my education and work experience has prepared me to become an excellent dietitian.

Although our food journeys begin long before we can make sense of our eating habits, there was a pivotal moment for me in 8th grade. At that time I had developed an eating disorder, and had to meet with a dietitian weekly who worked with me on overcoming my fear of food. From that moment, I knew I wanted to use my own experience to help others in similar situations. Since then, I have grown to see the importance of food including how food is used to fuel the body and prevent disease. Food really is incredible.

I attended the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and received my Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology with an emphasis in nutrition and dietetics. While attending UWGB I learned about Nourish through the nutrition program. Little did I know that I lived so close to them, as I live about fifteen minutes from the facility. I had spoken on multiple occasions to different people about Nourish, including registered dietitians and previous nutrition students, who had nothing but good things to say about the organization, their mission, and the employees.

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While completing my eight week internship rotation at Nourish I have learned more about various topics such as school nutrition programs, food literacy, agriculture, sustainability, and local farming. I was also given the opportunity to present food demonstrations at Sheboygan South High School and the community at Mead Library's Wintergreen event. I also had the opportunity to perform observational studies in the lunchrooms at various elementary schools. All of these experiences have contributed to making me a well-rounded individual.

I am very thankful to have had the opportunity to be an intern at Nourish. I will carry on all that I have learned and apply it to my own life and practice. With great enthusiam I can say that I will soon be completing my internship and FINALLY begin my career as a registered dietitian.


Thank you for letting me be apart of the Nourish team!

Sincerely,
Grace

Americorps Staff Helps Get Local Food in Cafeteria

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On March 7th, high school students at both North and South High Schools were treated to maple muffins made from scratch on their breakfast menu. The muffins, made with local maple syrup from Drewry Farms of Plymouth, were part of National School Breakfast Week. Maple Syrup happened to be the Harvest of the Month for March, so these muffins were a perfect, healthy option to incorporate the whole grain component of the breakfast. We are thankful to the central Kitchen staff for making these!

The students at South High gave some great feedback on the taste and texture of the muffins and several students came back for seconds.

Our Maple Muffin recipe is Smart Snack approved! We love using maple syrup as a substitute for sugar because of its added nutritional bonus of manganese and zinc. Additionally, we are always striving to use local ingredients as much as possible and this syrup from Drewry Farms is about as local as you can get! What a great way for students to start their day.



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Maple Muffin Recipe

Cooking Spray 1 ½ Cups Whole Wheat Flour ½ Cup White Sugar 2 Tablespoons unsweetened applesauce ½ Cup white flour 1 egg ½ Cup sour cream 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda ½ cup milk ¼ cup real maple syrup ¼ teaspoon salt 2 Tablespoons canola oil

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray muffin tin with cooking spray. Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Mix together eggs, milk, syrup, oil and sour cream. Mix in dry ingredients. Fill each muffin up 2/3 full. Bake for about 20 minutes.

Yield: 12 muffins

Healthy Hot Chocolate Demo

Healthy Hot Chocolate Demo

On Valentine’s Day, Nourish had the opportunity to demonstrate a home-made hot cocoa recipe for a nutriton and fitness course at South High School. Being in the midst of the brisk winter season, warming up with a hot cup of cocoa was the perfect idea. This recipe is not only a tasty treat, but it is easy to make, encouraging the students to use this as an opportunity to show off their culinary skills at home!

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Growing Young Minds with Harvest of the Month

Growing Young Minds with Harvest of the Month

In today’s world, food illiteracy is a very real problem. Nourish Farms, a good-food non-profit based in Sheboygan, Wisconsin is working diligently to address this concern by developing education materials that are accessible to everyone. Nourish’s Harvest of the Month (HOTM) materials are monthly educational pieces that highlight seasonally appropriate foods that can be sourced locally in our area. Being the Wisconsin cheeseheads that we are, we didn’t forget to include cheese in our three year rotation.

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