Every spring following graduation, the dietetics program takes a short-term study away program traveling to a country where the Mediterranean Diet is the norm. Titled “In Search of the Seven Species”, we search for the seven oldest foods in the world throughout Greece on the menus, in the markets, fields, art, architecture, culture, museums, etc. These foods are: wheat, barley, … [Read more...] about The Best Way to Learn the Mediterranean Diet! Go to Greece!
Hands-down, we had a favorite in our annual BMS 430 Sports Nutrition "Training Table Potluck." The Honey Ranch Chicken Wrap, developed by student Fatima Washington, was the winner of "best recipe" for the majority of students. This wrap is an excellent combination of meat, grains, and vegetables--a delicious, nutritious choice! The Honey Ranch Chicken … [Read more...] about Eating to Win: Honey Ranch Chicken Wraps
The semester is drawing to an end and the BMS 430 Sports Nutrition class voted for their favorite recipe from our "Training Table Potluck." The winner was Melanie Morgan, dietetics major from Springfield. Melanie recipe was chocolate mousse with a high protein, low fat "secret" ingredient. After much speculation and many guesses, she revealed the mousse had pureed cottage … [Read more...] about Chocolate Mousse with a Twist
This summer I had the privilege of traveling to Italy with several other dietetic students in her dietetic program director, Carmen, to study the slow food movement, the seven species, and the Mediterranean diet. Slow food movement began in Italy in 1989 to counter the disappearance of local food traditions and people's dwindling interest in the food they ate in where it … [Read more...] about Trip Highlight: Italy
For our BMS 430 Sports Nutrition potluck, we had some great food creations. One student developed her own "bowl" with beans and rice and another made "cookie dough dip" out of chickpeas. It's always fun to see what students prepare to share with the class to help an athlete improve performance. The students voted and their favorite dish was "One Pan Mexican Quinoa" prepared … [Read more...] about Quinoa for Athletes