Author: Melissa

I have the unique situation of being a nontraditional full-time dietetics student while being a wife to another full-time student as well as mom to two amazing little human beings. Just trying to keep my head down, go with the flow, and not let the lack of spare time or mounting student loans freak me out! If I had more spare time, I'd definitely be taking more yoga classes and reading mountains of books. My interests also include music, meditation and holistic wellness, my own amateur photography, DIY, the outdoors and always good eats :)

Exam Ergonomics

It’s that time of the semester again — crunch time!  Many of us are in our final week before winter break, completing semester projects or cramming for exams.  And if you’re anything like me, that means you are hunched over your laptop, eyes bleary, neck and shoulders growing tighter and more twisted by the moment.  Your mom told you time…

What’s on Your Plate?

Today, the USDA unveiled ChooseMyPlate.gov, the food guide that replaces the now obsolete MyPyramid.  As you can see in the picture above, the new icon is a much more straightforward description of what foods should be included in a healthy meal as well as in what quantity.  Notice that half of the plate is made up of veggies and fruit!…

Breakfast of Champions?

You’ve heard it time and time again: breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  You already know that it helps to curb overeating during the rest of the day and that people who eat breakfast regularly are less likely to be overweight than their breakfast-skipping counterparts (or at least you do now).  So, why are you still skimping…