Food, Mood, Healthy Eating, Mental Wellness, General Health
The month of November in the United States is the perfect month to think about what you eat on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. We turn our attention to the national holiday of Thanksgiving, and it isn’t uncommon to hear families planning for the holiday and weekend a month in advance.
Before I start talking about food, I need to put a few important pieces of information in front of you so that we’re on the same page and I cover my legal responsibilities. I am a Registered Nurse, and not a Registered Dietician (RD). It’s in the scope of my practice as a licensed nurse in the State of Washington to talk generally about diet and nutrition, yet not specifically how to treat an individual’s medical needs through specific diets or meal planning. But I know what a protein, a carb, and a fat calorie is; I know the normal values of electrolytes, and I know how to apply general nutrition information to the general public. Finally, I have taken additional CEU’s (continued education units) as an RN to become an expert in the area of the treatment of Celiac Disease and food intolerances.
[Translation: we’re going to talk general stuff so I remain compliant under state law to not encroach on the scope and practice of RD’s, yo.]
Ready? Let’s talk about food!