Just got home from a long day talking about nutrition! After hearing a talk on integrative medicine, I’m all pumped about healthy foods. Especially while snacking on two powerhouses: strawberries and almonds that I brought from home!
Lunch was catered by Revolutionary Soup and very healthy as well!
There was a delay in plate delivery, so I had a black bean + spinach wrap on a napkin with strawberries
And a cup of tomato basil soup
And then a salad once the plates arrived!
And finally, a little peanut butter cookie.
I enjoyed all of the talks today so much. Among a few clinical talks, the highlights for me were:
First a talk on raising healthy eaters and parenting tips (what perfect timing!). The RD works in a counseling center and sees eaters of all ages, but said the biggest factor in raising kids with a healthy relationship with food was to create a firm division of responsibility:
Parents decide the what, when and where of feeding
Kids decide the how much, what and whether of eating
Crossing this line too far [in either direction] creates power struggles, picky eaters and more. It was a really good message to keep in the back of my mind as I move into parenthood this year.
We also learned all about the move that Martha Jefferson Hospital went through last year in the foodservice department. What a logistical nightmare! David, the foodservice director there, should get a medal for all the work he put in to building a new system from scratch. And all the healthy options – like whole wheat made-from-scratch wood-fired pizza! It was weird to think that sometime this year I will be a patient at that hospital. I hope the food is good!
And finally, a talk on integrative medicine, which is something I’m very interested in. I love hearing case studies about how dietary changes – both adding and subtracting – change peoples lives.
Happy to be out in the big green world after a day inside!