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IS: a personal blog
IS NOT: an academic exercise
IS: a means to interact with people and exchange thoughts and ideas
IS NOT: A platform to argue and debate your point of view to the point of "beating a dead horse"
IS: A source of sound, nutritional information
IS NOT: a free, personalized nutrition service
I may add to this list as more comes to mind.
Remember, I do have a lovely husband, three children (ages 4 and under) and a roof over my head, so my life doesn’t revolve around this blog, but I hope I can post something once a week. Obviously, I am unable to field personal, specific questions, but you are more than welcome to suggest a topic for me to cover in the future.
Moreover, any thoughts written here are simply my own thoughts and does not replace the personalized advice and care of a Registered Dietitian or any other medical professional.
Oh, and I’m not responsible for typographical and/or grammatical errors ;-)
Welcome to Nurturing Notes. Well, I know the name is kind of plain, and even I have trouble spelling it, but I wanted to use “nurture” in my blog name because it captures what it is all about. You see, I am a mom of three wonderful children. But before that, I went to college to become a registered dietitian (or RD for short). That means that I am a food and nutrition expert who met specific criteria to earn the RD credential. I am not officially employed, but being a dietitian to me isn’t just a profession, it is very much a part of who I am (and so is being a wife and mother). So, the way I see it, my family is my employer, and I do my best to carry out the duties and principles I learned in the context of my home and other people I come in contact with.
With the internet, we are bombarded with so many messages about health and nutrition that it can be tiring, if not confusing, to sort through all the messages and make the right decisions for our health. So here I am, branching out from my home to the blogosphere to share with you some of the things I have learned about healthful eating, and how to nurture it in yourself and your loved ones, especially the little ones.
Wednesday, December 6, 2006
nur·ture /ˈnɜrtʃər/ [nur-cher] verb, -tured, -tur·ing, noun
–verb (used with object)
1. to feed and protect: to nurture one's offspring.
2. to support and encourage, as during the period of training or development; foster: to nurture promising musicians.
3. to bring up; train; educate.
4. rearing, upbringing, training, education, or the like.
5. development: the nurture of young artists.
6. something that nourishes; nourishment; food.
nurture. Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.0.1). Random House, Inc. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/nurture (accessed: December 06, 2006).