Saturday, January 1, 2011

hello, 2011

[2010 looks pretty different from 2009…]

:: 10 highlights from 2010 ::

1) Started part 2 of SLU’s dietetic internship…love these girls! We spent a lot of time together as the 4 peds interns, and I still have them all on speed-dial.


2) Ran my 3rd half marathon with 10 of my internship friends…maybe the half marathon itself shouldn’t really be a highlight. I have since decided spring races really aren’t my thing.


3) Completed a health promotion rotation at Washington University in St. Louis with ADA past president Connie Diekman, which really confirmed my love for nutrition counseling and communications and passion for working with college students.


4) Graduated from SLU’s pediatric dietetic internship…and said goodbye to 33 amazing friends and future colleagues. I feel like I learned so much in 10 very short months.


5) Became a registered dietitian! After 7 years of higher ed, I was definitely ready for this one!


6) Moved back to beautiful Michigan.


7) Started my own nutrition counseling businessI love talking about nutrition and life with people, and saving grace nutrition is the perfect outlet for this.


8) Wrote my second journal article on probiotics and necrotizing enterocolitis, forthcoming from the Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group’s Building Block for Life.


9) Read Michael Pollan’s first book, In Defense of Food, which cemented my label as a hipster dietitian. I’m currently in the middle of his second book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, which is also really interesting.


10) Foodbuzz 24^3 Hipster Thanksgivinglots of work but lots of amazing food.


2010 feels like it has flown by! I’m not the type who makes NY resolutions…but I do think goal setting and reevaluation of progress is really important.

This post-dietetic internship period has been difficult for me as I sort out what I’m meant to do relevant to the nutrition world, but I’m trusting that God will guide me into whatever lies ahead…and I’m looking forward to embracing positive changes and amazing adventures.

Happy 2011!

What things do you want to accomplish in the year ahead?



  1. What a great year for you!

    In 2011, I want to figure out where I want to live and find a job I love. Two big, slightly difficult things! I'm ready for the challenge.

  2. happy new year Emily! I just posted about my new year goals and recap of 2011 too! :)

  3. Great year Em! You are my "go to" nutrition guru!

    I was just wondering if you wanted to do some kind of nutrition guest post for me sometime? Let's ge tin touch ;)

  4. what I year you've had! Anxious to see what 2011 brings for you!!

  5. Well Emily, it sounds like it's been a great year for you! Can I have a copy of your probiotic article? I'd love to read it!
    How is your counseling business going, by the way? I hope it's doing well! I am loving that part of my job at MD, and so far many of the employees have lost at least 5 pounds, wahooo!

  6. Yeah, I'd say that 2010 was a big year for you! We were even reunited as triplets!

    In 2011, I want to learn more useful skills. That's my resolution...I guess.

  7. Wow, your third half? That's awesome! I definitely want to get more into yoga in the next year. I have lots of DVDs/mats/etc, now I just need to do it!

  8. Dang! Wash U-St Louis! That is a stellar school--I have a friend in the athletics department.

    Your RD pursuit totally inspires me. It looks like your recieved and outstanding education and life-long friends!

  9. Happy New Year!!
    Looks like you got a gorgeous medal for that half! I'd wear it around my neck as I strolled around the town. It's some serious bling!

    BTW, I read the Michael Pollan books too, and think he's spot on!

  10. Wow, this is my first time to your blog and you've had a BUSY year! Wow! And congrats on realizing your goal of being a dietitian!

  11. Looks like a great year in 2010, and I know 2011 will bring more great things for you. I am interested in reading your article, so let me know when it gets published. I did some peds work in the past and had some critical patients with NEC. Happy New Year!

  12. Wow, you've had quite a year! I hope this one is as good for you! :)

  13. Heyy girly! I just found your blog and am absolutely loving it! I am your newest follower!


  14. i knew you were pretty awesome but man 2010 really proves it. i'm with you on not making new years resolutions, i like reevaluating things periodically whenever the heck i feel like it too

  15. I got a new Indian cookbook! I am wanting to incorporate different ingredients into our supper times for 2011! What are some health benefits from fenugreek leaves or seeds? Happy New year to YOU Emily! :)

  16. Happy Healthy New Year Emily! Thanks for your awesome blog!!!

  17. 2010 looks like a great year for you! Hope 2011 is awesome too :)

  18. Happy 2011, sweetie! Hope it brings you all the best!


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