June 17, 2015
Coastal Fitness Trails in Eastern Australia; A New Approach to Outdoor Fitness
Do you love the outdoors but don’t want to leave the equipment routine at your gym?
Australian communities may have found a great new approach to outdoor fitness. I have traveled to several coastal communities during my semester abroad and have come across many fitness trails. These trails stretch for several kilometers along the coastline and have a variety of exercise station checkpoints.
Pull up... Read More
April 30, 2015
Could the display of nutrition information on foods influence the health status of an entire country?
I have encountered some new food challenges while living in Australia:
finding new brands and varieties of food products,
using the metric system, and
reading the nutrition labels.
In the States we order our meat in pounds, not kilograms; refrigerated items are reference in Fahrenheit, not Celsius; and nutrition labels appear differently and in different units of measure. Try monitoring your... Read More
April 21, 2015
Before coming abroad I knew I wasn’t going to have the luxury of a gym like the Hamel Recreation Center . I also knew a gym membership would be way too expensive to have abroad. Not going to the gym and eating all of the glorified food in Florence, Italy worried me!
When I talked to other people who went abroad they told me how much walking I would be doing and how all the walking would really contribute toward my daily exercise. But not having any experience yet, I was still skeptical.... Read More
April 14, 2015
Need a new comfort food? Try an Australian meat pie.
If you’re looking for a fast Australian meal, go to a local food cart and ask for a meat pie. It is a classic Australian dish and was the first thing I ate when I landed in Sydney for my study abroad semester!
Like many cultures, this meal includes the key components of a protein, grain, and vegetable.
It fills you up fast and is an easy, on-the-go item.
You can order different ingredients for a meat pie but each has the same presentation.... Read More
May 10, 2013
Prawn is something I had not seen before arriving here in London. I came across it in places you would expect such as on pasta or in a stir fry or fried, but I also came across it in unexpected places such as in a salad on a sandwich and as a flavoring on crackers and chips. I wanted to see what the hullabaloo was about.
Prawn is basically jumbo shrimp. Often times in the US prawn are incorrectly labeled as such. They are nutritionally the same as shrimp, however the English use prawn in ways... Read More
April 8, 2013
Originally I planned on writing a blog about food labels because they are quite different here in England. I found a few sites about the regulations but they were very dry and I could not imagine writing anything overly thrilling with such dry material. After becoming frustrated I began looking into foods that are banned here in the UK. While on the quest for this information I came across a fascinating company that uses “past-sell-date” foods. This immediately intrigued me so I had to read... Read More
January 28, 2013
Are you a
nutrition student who is itching to go abroad, but can’t seem to find a place
for it in your busy schedule? This is a problem many nutrition students run
into. Class scheduling is rigorous with the amount of classes nutrition majors
have to take, and many times, students miss out on studying abroad because they
feel like they have limited time.
Explorations in Nutrition and Culture is just what you might be looking for.
This study abroad program is short, sweet and to the... Read More