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?