The Importance of Childhood Nutrition

In class, we chose an issue that has both local and national importance. I focused on childhood nutrition and the dangers of childhood obesity. I spent the term visiting cooking classes, nutritionists, and individuals who made changes in their lifestyles to lead healthier lives.

Below I did a photo series featuring Nutritionist, Dena James, instructing a cooking class at Natural Grocers on making gluten free pasta from scratch.

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I also spent an afternoon interviewing a personal chef, Shelly Shirk, to capture one of her private cooking sessions with a family of four in Eugene. Shirk emphasized the importance of getting children into the kitchen at a young age to learn basic knife skills and cooking to ensure that nutrition and healthy eating is a part of their everyday lifestyle.

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