I’m back after a busy first day of classes. It’s so fun being back on a college campus again! I can’t wait til the weather gets cooler — I always associate cool fall weather with going back to school
I’m so excited to finally be officially starting my masters program! There’s 27 of us in my MPH class year and I can’t wait to get to know everyone better
This semester, I’m taking 4 classes here at UNC Chapel Hill:
- Bio Statistics
- Nutrition of Children and Mothers
- Nutritional Assessment & Counseling Skills
- Food Science Production and Meal Preparation
I’m especially excited about the last two! The counseling class seems like we’ll be doing a lot of cool hands on stuff, including shadowing RD’s working with clients, simulating client interviews in class, etc. And the food science one will be fun because the lab = COOKING! The nutrition of children and mothers class will be cool too, especially since one of our assignments will be teaching a few classes on nutrition to 3rd graders at a nearby elementary school How fun! I miss teaching ever since I taught English at a primary school in Prague in 2008-2009.
Anyway! Today also marked the return of the packed lunch. Hooray! I heart packed lunches
On the menu? Tuna salad, my fave. I hadn’t had it in too many weeks
I followed my usual “tuna salad with a healthy twist” recipe, except I added artichoke hearts instead of celery. Yum!
Topped with cucumber:
And, finally, mixed greens
On the side, I packed a juicy peach:
And for afternoon snacks, a Chobani pomegranate Greek yogurt (love) with some raw oats to mix in (they get super doughy and delish, try it!):
And a package of trail mix I tossed into my bag in case things got dire (def snacked on this some during class):
Time to throw together some dinner! Matt and I are going to see the “Scott Pilgram” movie tonight. Have any of you seen it?