Name: Ann LaFave Pierce
City: Denver, CO
Play: Skiing, running, golf, Pilates, gardening (with little success), cooking (with moderate success), baking, traveling to visit family in Midwest and East Coast, reading, Operation Frontline Colorado volunteer, hanging out with Ed at home
In August, I left my finance job to pursue a career in nutrition. Now I am a student in the Master Nutrition Therapist program at the Nutrition Therapy Institute. NTI’s focus is on holistic nutrition and wellness.
I hope to graduate in 2011 and start my own nutrition business. In the meantime, this blog will serve as a way for me to share and express what I learn about nutrition, either in one of my classes or as a result of my own curiosity or personal experiences.
Your question: Why would I read a nutrition blog written by someone who is not a “real” nutritionist yet, has a background in finance and is not a great cook or gardener?
My answer: You are either my mother, one of my sisters, or one of my close friends or my sisters’ close friends;
You want a place where you can read about nutrition from someone who:
Is passionate and mildly obsessed with the subject, learns new things every day that change the way she thinks and acts, is willing to do some nutritional research and culinary experimentation and then write about it here for anyone’s benefit, and - above all else - does not hesitate to occasionally enjoy ice cream after dinner (a LaFave family trademark!), a glass of wine before noon when on vacation, or a Ralphie burger and local brew (and the french fries off of Ed’s plate) from Denver’s oldest bar!
How it will work: I will post something every day. Everything will be related to health and wellness in some way, with an emphasis on a holistic approach to nutrition. Sometimes I will have a guest writer present something in their area of expertise. The links at the top (Recipes and Nutrition 101) will be linked to posts containing either a recipe or basic nutrition information. So right now they don't contain any information because I haven't posted anything yet! But soon they will.
Also, I don't have facebook up and running yet but hope to shortly.
Thanks for reading… stop by tomorrow for a great pumpkin apple pie recipe!