On Friday, April 27th, Miss Cassidy Sloot visited our Adolescent classroom to share her knowledge and experience. She graduated from South Dakota State University with a bachelor's in Nutrition and now she is getting a Master's in dietetics from the University of Minnesota. She shared how she wanted to become a dietician, her relationship with food, and helpful tidbits for the adolescents at this time in their lives.
BREAD IS NOT BAD. Our bodies need fiber and grains in order to for the bacteria in our bodies to metabolize the food in our stomachs.
THERE IS MORE VITAMIN C IN 8 STRAWBERRIES THAN IN A ORANGE.
SOME YOGURTS DO NOT ACTUALLY HAVE LIVE BACTERIA.
OUR FOOD GROUPS DO NOT NEED TO BE SEPARATED ON OUR PLATES: PIZZA HAS GRAIN (CRUST), FRUIT (TOMATO), DAIRY (CHEESE), AND VEGETABLES (TOPPINGS), AND PROTEIN (MEAT).
OUR BODIES ALL METABOLIZE FOOD DIFFERENTLY. We could have to people eat the same food every day, exercise the same amount, and their body types would be different because they are made differently and have different genetic makeup.
It was a wonderful opportunity to really learn about what we need to put in our bodies and how to actually take care of our bodies with what we eat. I am so grateful she came to our class and hope that those practices can be followed at home!