Here to share her perspective on nutrition is Kylie Sakaida!
She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science with a concentration in Dietetics from Boston University in 2017 and a Masters in Nutritional Science in 2019!
She now works full time at Massachusetts General Hospital as an outpatient dietitian and part time as a research dietitian for Boston Children's Hospital and a clinic dietitian for Lahey Hospital and Medical Center - clearly she is very accomplished and busy!
“Growing up with a lot of health problems and GI disorders, I became very interested in health at a very young age. As the years passed, I developed a love for science, food, and wellbeing. Although I’ve always known that I wanted to pursue a career that would allow me to help others, I never considered a career in nutrition science until college. My goal is to become a Registered Dietitian. My interests include medical nutrition therapy and nutrition research and its application to clinical practice.
My favorite healthy food is definitely strawberries! I love making smoothies with strawberries, blueberries, bananas, Greek yogurt, oats, coconut chips, and granola as my go-to quick breakfast!
My top three nutrition tips are:
1. Stay away from juice cleanses. Your body doesn’t need any food-based cleansing because it already does that on its own. Focus on drinking more water and adding more nutritious, plant-based foods high in fiber and see even better results!
2. All calories are not created equal. Choose foods higher in fiber, protein, and healthy fats if you want to stay satiated for longer.
3. Be wary of where nutrition information is coming from! It takes a lot of education and experience to become a licensed professional and taking advice from ‘nutritionists’ or food bloggers may not be the best way to get accurate and evidence-based information.”