Food! The one thing that we all need to survive and we all have in common. I have been intrigued by food in its entirety since I was a kid - from experimenting, drawing, dissecting and eating of course...Maybe a little bit too much eating. As expected with my devote curiosity with food and all of its wonderful tastes, colors and scents, my waistline grew with my obsession. I learned at a young age about the effects of food on my body as well as its nutritional aspects. After making small changes to my life with better nutrition and physical activity, I noticed many positive changes occurring naturally: I felt better about myself and my image, growing confidence, improved sport performance, more energy, increased concentration in school and overall happiness. My energy, drive and passion is a result of healthy life choices, good nutrition and food.
My path to nutrition was prompted by unhealthiness. As an overweight child lured by the advertisement of unhealthy foods, I can understand the challenges of children being enticed with the same temptations. I am devoted to increasing the awareness of nutrition and healthy eating to children of all ages. I am certain that proper nutrition education in schools will make an ongoing difference in the health of our communities.
Jamie studied nutrition at the University of Alberta, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science. She has been working with Calgary schools teaching children of all ages about nutrition and healthy eating since August 2012.
FoodImpact devoted to providing sound, evidence based nutrition education and making a difference in the eating habits of children.