I am currently enrolled in school at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. It took me two and a half years to get there, but I'm finally in! I was inspired to look into nutrition education by some really awesome people - Golda Poretsky at http://www.BodyLoveWellness.com, Dr. Linda Bacon who wrote "Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight," Michelle Allison at http://www.FatNutritionist.com and Ragen Chastain at http://DancesWithFat.wordpress.com.
One of the first assignments I was given in as I started school was to write out my intentions for the coming year, what I want to learn and the things I want to accomplish with my nutrition education, so I thought I would share my goals and intentions with you! I have chosen to write out my goals in Positive Affirmation format, as though they have already happened.
1 - I know how to deconstruct food cravings so that I can help myself and others deal with them in a positive, healthy manner.
2 - I know how to heal my body and those of my clients using food and nutrition instead of conventional allopathic medicine.
3 - I help my friends, family and clients design nutritional plans that work for them as individuals instead of following "one size fits all" diet plans.
4 - I educate my friends, family and clients using health facts and not diet hype.
5 - I help my friends, family and clients ditch the dieting mentality and replace it with body love, self acceptance and true health.
6 - I have a thriving career as a Health Coach, working with clients individually and in group settings three to five times each week.
More goals and intentions to come as I think of them!