Week 1: Introduction
Welcome to my first Senior Project Blog!
My name is Daphnee, and for this project, I will be working closely with Ms. Grace Iberle, and Ms. Amber Parisie from New Day Nutrition.
This blog post will cover some background information and goals for this project. Let’s begin!
To me, food is more than just a meal. It is a way of communicating and doing good for others. It wasn’t until my grandmother’s illness that I started cooking for my family and preparing meals for her. That was when I started researching the nutritional benefits of food on human health. Quickly, I began to absorb insights on the importance of protein, fiber, and vitamins. The kitchen became my lab where I experimented creatively with food. To boost my grandmother’s immune system and replenish her energy, I created variations of chicken soup, such as Korean Ginseng, Chinese Herbal Silkie, and Vietnamese Congee. Within three months, my grandmother managed to recover. Ever since I’ve realized how much I loved researching and experimenting with food and nutrition as well as understanding the importance of balancing one’s diet.
What Are My Goals?
For this project, I will be interning at New Day Nutrition, a clinic that focuses on empowering those living with chronic health conditions to slow disease progression through food and nutrition. This experience will help me gain insight into the life of a dietician by using my knowledge of food and nutrition. Sharing similar goals as New Day, I am testing to see if the dishes that I create can provide great nutritional benefits for human health. These dishes are inspired by my Vietnamese-Taiwanese background, and their recipe will be slightly different from the traditional ones only to maximize their nutrition. Hopefully, my project can prove that Vietnamese-Taiwanese food can be healthy and delicious!