Here I go again with the nostalgia.....lots of interesting situations have occurred in my life in the past few weeks, but here are the highlights. First of all anyone who is a mother of young children can feel a bit anxious this time of year when school is almost out for the summer and the summer plans have got to be made in the next few weeks! Well, I thought I had most of it planned out, but then again, I love new opportunities when they come along.
This week my oldest child turns 11. Big deal, you think? To any mother a child's birthday is more special than her own (than mine). We remember the day they were born and everything that occurred before and after that day. Well, when I was pregnant with Kameron, I was working full-time and I was a personal chef on the weekends. I loved it. I had started my own personal chef biz four years before he was born, but of course after he was born, work slowed down....and then babies two and three came along...as well as the economy taking a turn during that time as.
I have lived a very full-time work/family balance life over the past 11 years with many nutrition grants, consulting and occasional hands-on cooking projects, but never working at any one place full-time.
A few weeks ago I was asked to be a personal chef again for a woman that is unable to cook for herself and is undergoing medical treatment. I couldn't say no even though I have other projects, grants and volunteer projects that cannot be stopped. When a person has special nutrition needs, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) that knows food safety and cooking skills in someone's home can make all the difference in a person's quality of life while undertaking daily medical intervention.
If you are RDN this is a great place be. In the client's home; in the kitchen. Translating any medical situation into nutrition and ultimately tasty meals!
If you know someone that needs to eat their best during a medical situation and is home, find a RDN with personal chef skills. Eating delicious meals and being healthy at the same time...well, that is what most people crave. Find a RDN near you at www.eatright.org.