I’d like to share with you all my great volunteer experience for my Dietetics Internship Program. In the early part of this semester, I was charged with a catering project for the graduate students admission ceremony on November 6. I and my other three classmates were required to come up with food for the events. As we are all majoring in Dietetics, definitely we would come up with some healthier as well as delicious food options for the event. I enjoyed this catering event a lot because the catering staff was giving us a lot of freedom to choose what foods we could make for the event. And we had the chance to prepare all the foods and cook and display them nicely. Although honestly it took us a lot of time for planning, and estimating how many servings we would serve in the event, it was just a fabulous experience that allowed us to do this catering event for real and serve for one of the professional academic events for school.
I wanted to share this volunteering experience with you all because I want to say school is definitely a good place to learn. As I haven’t had catering experience before, but I am glad and honored to participate in this event since I could learn. When you did something wrong, no one would criticize you as they all knew you were learning from it. So, I definitely encourage you all, especially the undergraduate students, to be active and take initiative to participating the school activities. Don’t be afraid to explore!
What I’ve appreciated most since coming to the 314 is the abundance of things to do and try! There is always something new to experience, whether the local music scene or an eclectic art show. My favorites have definitely been the awesome eateries. Here’s my top, nutrition-intern-approved spots to grab a bite. Click on the link to find out more about each restaurant.
1. Lulu’s Local Eatery 3201 S. Grand, St Louis, MO 63118
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2. Wildflower 4590 Laclede Avenue St. Louis, MO 63108
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3. Local Harvest Cafe 3137 Morgan Ford Rd, St Louis, MO 63116
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4. Seedz Cafe 6344 South Rosebury, Demun MO 63105
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5. Katie’s Pizza Cafe 6611 Clayton Rd, St. Louis MO 63117
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What’s your favorite STL spot for good eats? Comment below!
And don’t forget to check out my personal blog, The Wholey Trinity, for more health and nutrition topics!!
If I’ve learned one thing this year at Fontbonne, it’s cultural competence. Cultural competence is one of the greatest qualities you can acquire to further your acceptance of the people and cultures around you. There are may ways to “culture” yourself… Books, forming new friendships & acquaintances and even trying the food of a culture you’ve never tried before. In my class, Food Pathways of Diverse Cultures, we dive into recipes from places like the Middle East, the Americas, India and Africa. It’s truly amazing what happens when you are exposed to traditional foods from cultures other than your own. I am realizing how much culture is out there that I have yet to experience. This is an exciting realization for me, because I am passionate about lifelong learning.
The more we learn about cultures and belief systems outside our own bubble, the more likely we are to whole heartedly accept the diverse population we live in. Sometimes we see the world through a narrow scope, but there is more to see than anyone can even imagine. If you feel your view may be narrow, try widening it just a smidge, and open up to something you’ve never experienced before I promise you won’t regret it!
Okay, I’ve lived in Saint Louis my whole life, and I love my city! Wouldn’t trade it for the world. As you can imagine, I also have a list of places that I LOVE to go when I have free time. I would list them all but we don’t have a billion years to spare here so… Anywho, I’m gonna give you my top 5 favorite places that I love in the city. Here we go!
This is the BEST ice cream on the plant! I remember the first time I had Coldstone, I thought I had literately died and gone to heaven. Why do I love this place so you ask? Well, they have like a million flavors and you can create whatever combination you cook up in your head… if you haven’t been there, I’d suggest you go… it will be worth your while.
2. CiCi’s Pizza
This is another one of favorite places. To all of us broke and struggling (I put the emphasis on struggling here) college kids, this place is truly a god send. Not only is CiCi’s an economic jackpot, it’s really good and everything you’ll ever want out of an Italian meal. You get pizza, pasta, salad, and dessert. Trust me, it’s endless. Did I mention it was a buffet?
Everybody loves a good water park right? Well this aquatic playground isn’t going to disappoint. When the summers are hot and sticky (and they will be) You’ll will want to move to Aquaport and never ever leave. I’ve been there almost every year since I was ten, and I’ve loved every minute of it! This Place has double floaties, a ton of water slides, and of course the lazy river! Go there people, you won’t regret it!
4. Lotta Watta Creek
People love good food (well at least I do) and Lotta Watta Creek is certainly a place to check out if you do. Not only does this restaurant have great food from every category, the portions there are HUGE!! I kid you not, ONE cheese stick will fill you up and you will end up taking the rest home… trust me.
5. City Museum
It’s awesome! That is all.