Nourishing News

  What a ride! This season is off to a great start, so many things happening for Nourish My Soul – it is hard to believe that this is our first “Official” year. Our From The Ground UP alumni launched their Farmers Market and their opening day was a huge success. It was great to […]

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How is it that time accelerates each month? Well here we are, it has been a whole month since I have touched base with all of you…I didn’t fall off the Earth, I am still here – working on many big projects. One of which I am beyond excited about, it is a veteran’s healing garden […]

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With Spring here, there seems to be an abundance of adorable baby animals around the farms which got me thinking….I know most people would much rather NOT know where their meat is coming from, it is so much easier to not have to think about the reality of what you are consuming. I myself had […]

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I am not going to pretend that I have something new to offer the world wide web in terms of starting seeds, on the contrary, I am certain that I could learn a ton from all of you! Last year was my first attempt at starting my own seeds…let’s just say it didn’t go the […]

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Gratitude. Everywhere I look, I see signs of hope through new growth – both literally and figuratively. I am so grateful to witness it all from a front seat. I am grateful that I have all of you that I communicate with, it forces me to take some time and process everything that I experience […]

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Valued Productive Accepted Special Important Significant and above all else, Loved. Who doesn’t want to feel these things? They are, what many would argue, necessary to human survival in much the same way as food and water.

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    “There’s a radical – and wonderful – new idea here… that all children could and should be inventors of their own theories, critics of other people’s ideas, analyzers of evidence, and makers of their own personal marks on the world. Its an idea with revolutionary implications. If we take it seriously.” — Deborah […]

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  “Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.” -C.G. Jung As I look around our current food system, I see power struggles everywhere. The results have been a 30+ year struggle with obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes and no […]

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Well, it took me a bit longer to post my follow up on the new USDA Dietary Guidelines and their relationship with school food. But it was for good reason – I have been working on some exciting new projects that I can’t wait to share with you! For now though, I will focus on […]

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Maybe some of you have heard that the new 2015- 2020 USDA Dietary Guidelines have been released, if not NPR did a great job of summarizing the changes last week and I encourage you to listen or read about it. I am happy to see they finally dropped the very low recommendations for dietary cholesterol, […]

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Happy New Year! So did you go ahead and make that New Years Resolution anyway? I hope not, at least not in the traditional sense anyway. I don’t know about you, but I always get excited about the new year. It feels like a fresh start, and who doesn’t love a fresh start? Although I […]

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This time of year always invokes reflection and goal setting as we wrap up another year and look optimistically ahead to the new year for a fresh start, to do better, and reach higher. As a Nutritionist, this time of year brings long days full of appointments. As cliche as it may be, my calendar […]

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  Do you think the power to reduce methane gases, preserve precious resources like water and land, and reduce the use of pesticides by farmers is out of your hands? What if I told you that you hold an enormous amount of power and by exerting that power, it wouldn’t cost you a thing but […]

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What would it look like if we put into practice all that we preach? Personally? Professionally? Institutionally? Have you ever taken the time to reflect on that? Can you even imagine? We are all at different places and are preaching a variety of messages that resonate most with us in our current place in life. […]

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There is an energy in the room, a nervous tension you can almost see. Children take a seat, wondering who will end up sitting next to them. They look at me, many times afraid to talk any louder than a whisper, a voice filled with anxiety over what to expect in the next couple hours. As […]

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  Take a moment, close your eyes, and envision the ultimate food shopping experience. Put aside the nagging thoughts of “not enough time and money” and just daydream about the ultimate atmosphere, smells, sights, colors, and sounds……(Don’t just keep reading, really take a minute to do this before continuing)……       Hold onto that […]

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You can’t have a conversation about food these days without the hot topic of GMO’s popping up. I have yet to have a conversation with anyone that does not agree that foods should be labeled to allow the consumer to decide what is best for them and their family. I have friends and family that […]

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  My original intention was to write about all my experiences visiting my local farmers markets; the entertainment, the farmers I met, the vast variety of food offered, and the people I met shopping…But once I set out to do this, I was struck by how few fellow shoppers were present. My first stop was Simsbury […]

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“I am disgusted with myself” “Sarah” came into my office for her first appointment full of frustration as she continues to gain weight despite her best efforts to move the scale in the other direction. Sarah disclosed the numerous dietary changes as well as the addition of a new exercise routine, which she faithfully gets up […]

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Thank you for visiting! Together we will learn about our current food system and explore better options that support better health, improve economics, and protect our planet at the same time. Stay tuned for the launch of our first project – Meet Your Farmer – coming very soon!  

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