How about that olive oil?

The olive oil aisle can be daunting. There are so many different types of oils and each label claims to be healthier than the next. So, how do you choose? Before we get started, let’s get some important definitions down: Monounsaturated fat vs. polyunsaturated fat vs. saturated fat?There are all different types of fat and…

Farmer’s Market or Reseller’s Market?

Are you actually supporting your local farmers by going to farmers markets? Turns out, there’s a good chance you aren’t. I always thought when I went to a farmer’s market that I was buying fresh fruits and vegetables that were grown in neighboring areas. I would walk away feeling proud that I supported my local…

Oh SNAP!

Everyone has heard about “food stamps” in one way or another, but many people don’t know how the system actually works unless they have used it themselves. Well, I’m going to try to give a quick summary of the U.S. food stamp system known as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). Before I get started, I…

Dream Clinic

What a DAYYYYY! Today I was sitting in lecture thinking, “This is all the information I’ve been wanting to learn for so many years!” Don’t worry, I already have 12 other blog posts drafted to share all the wonderful information I learned today. Wellllll, today’s class got me so excited that I wanted to share an…

Are you a SMARTy?

At the end of the day, everyone should ask themselves “Did you eat good, or did you eat well?” Its a question that really makes you reflect on what you ate that day. Whether you tell someone your answer or not, you can be honest with yourself. You can say, “you know what, I did…

What if we could prescribe food instead of meds?

From 2013 – 2014, I was fortunate enough to serve as a member of the Philadelphia Health Corps (PHC). PHC is an AmeriCorps funded program that recruits individuals who were interested in advocacy and healthcare. Together, we served as advocates for medically undeserved communities by volunteering at health centers scattered throughout the city. At our…

Welcome!

Hey There! My name is Shalini (SHAH – lin – ee). Welcome to my page! This is my first blog, but I’ve recently come to the realization that I can express my passion about nutrition, advocacy, culture, and health all in one place! I created this page with the hope that I can create a…