Please join me in extending an appreciative welcome to the very first Small Bites intern — Laura Smith.
Over the next few months, Laura will play an instrumental role by assisting me with a variety of tasks, ranging from research to on-the-ground reporting.
Laura — who is currently training for her first marathon — is a freshman at University of Nebraska Lincoln majoring in dietetic-journalism (isn’t that a wonderful major?). Her mandatory coursework covers a wide scope, from Medical Nutrition Therapy and Biomolecules & Metabolism to Advanced Reporting and Principles of Editing.
I will let Laura tell you a little more about herself:
“I first became a nutrition junkie when I started running long distance my junior year of high school.
I saw the direct effects my food choices had on my training, and realized that eating the best foods would help me be the best runner I could be. At that point, I wanted to learn all that I could.
I began reading blogs (like Small Bites!), health magazines, Internet articles, books (“Eat This, Not That” was very eye-opening) and documentaries like “Food, Inc.”, which had a tremendous effect on how I view food and what I eat.
After graduating I would love to work for a health and fitness publication so that I could research and write about nutrition to help inform the public how to navigate the nutrition landscape.”