As I mentioned in a previous post, the Seacoast Eat Local “family” continues to grow and be supported by a wonderful team of rotating interns. Mostly, they are students at UNH but their interests and disciplines vary widely. This week you will get to start ‘meeting’ them through their regular blog posts. We also encourage you all to say hello to them at markets!
We are proud to have them and know they will enhance the quality, efficiency, creativity and impact of our work
-Jill, Director of Programs for Seacoast Eat Local
Our first intern blogger is Charlotte:
To all my blog readers and my Seacoast Eat Local lovers, Hello!
My name is Charlotte and I will be interning with Seacoast Eat Local (SEL) this winter into the spring. I would like to start my first blog off with a little background information on myself. I am currently a senior at the University of New Hampshire studying Dietetics. I come from a small ski town that most of you New Englanders are familiar with, North Conway, NH. I can say that growing up in North Conway has played a large role in my interest in nutrition and wellness. I must also thank my family for valuing food and all aspects surrounding it.
My main area of interest regarding nutrition falls under prevention and wellness. I want to promote healthy eating to communities and help people understand that this lifestyle can prevent disease. I am beyond excited to be working with communities in the seacoast area where my knowledge can be broadened on community based nutrition. While working for the first time at SEL’s winter market last week I was overwhelmed by the support for both providers and consumers involved in the market. I am only looking forward to becoming more familiar with Seacoast Eat Local and all its efforts to keep our food system sustainable and to keep healthy living affordable for all.
With that said I am also hoping to bring what I know about nutrition and apply my knowledge along with my ideas towards this great movement. A part of me will be accomplishing this through this very blog, where you will be able to learn more about your local farmers, create farm fresh recipes and focus on seasonal eating. Stay tuned for a weekly update on food, nutrition and local agriculture!