It has become apparent to me that eating for health tends to be low on the list of priorities for many families, this could be from lack of knowledge, addictions to comfort foods, or budget constraints. For these reasons, childhood diabetes and obesity are on the rise even though many of these same children are starving. This is because the cheapest foods are generally processed, packaged, and non-perishable. These foods are incredibly fattening while containing very little nutrition.
I want nothing more than to teach low-income families how nutritive eating is tasty, fulfilling, and can be done on a budget to greatly improve the lives of their children. Even if I can only help a few families change their eating habits to decrease their risk for preventable health issues, I would feel incredibly accomplished. Eating right and helping others is important to me and I want a career I will love, so I found something to combine these aspects by becoming a Registered Dietician.
In order to be able to teach others this wonderful way of living I have quite a bit of schooling ahead of me. I only have two semesters left before finishing my Associate of Arts Degree. With this degree I plan to find a job with higher wages so I can offset the costs I will accrue while completing my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees before becoming a Registered Dietician. Winning this scholarship would help me achieve both my career goals and my personal goals.