Hello Mill City Farmer’s Market, I am honored and excited to introduce myself as the new MCFM Nutrition Liaison! I have been a long-standing member of the MCFM team. I started my love of the market back in 2012 as a Meet Your Vegetables Intern. After my internship, I continued my commitment to the market for an additional three seasons, helping with the Mill City Cooks cooking demonstrations. Now, I am excited for my new opportunity to provide practical and simple nutrition information for the market as the Mill City Farmers Market’s first Nutrition Liaison!
I received a bachelor’s degree in Food Science and am in the final year of my PhD in Nutrition at the University of Minnesota. As the MCFM Nutrition Liaison my goal is to help you make the healthiest food choices. As someone who studies nutrition daily, I often see media headlines, food advertisements, and diet books and feel that our society is being provided a disservice. This constant exposure to contradicting, confusing, complex, and ever changing nutrition information makes it difficult to know just what constitutes a healthy diet. The fact of the matter is that eating for optimal health is simple! Together, we can get closer to optimal health through good nutrition! I will be posting articles and holding nutrition talks once a month at the market. If you have a nutrition question, submit it below, or come chat with me at the market. As my motto for healthy eating goes, “Step up to the plate, and be better for what you ate.”