Intern Blog: Kyra Cortez

Intern Blog: Kyra Cortez

Muno kumeneko! Dzina langa ndine Kyra Cortez ndipo ndine katswiri wazakudya kuchokera ku University of Texas Medical Branch. Ndine wokondwa kugawana zomwe ndidakumana nazo kuchokera kumagulu anga ammudzi ku Galveston County Food Bank. Ulendowu wakhala wopindulitsa kwambiri, ndipo tsiku ndi tsiku ndikuwona zotsatira za ntchito yathu pagulu kuyambira kukonza thanzi la munthu aliyense mpaka kulimbikitsa mzimu wodzidalira komanso wodzidalira pakati pa aliyense.

Sabata yanga yoyamba ku Galveston County Food Bank inali yophunzitsa kalasi yazakudya kwa anthu okalamba, kudziwa bwino maphunziro, komanso kumvetsetsa bwino mapulogalamu othandizira chakudya. GCFB ili ndi chidziwitso chochuluka chothandiza pankhani ya kusowa kwa chakudya komanso njira zabwino zodyera. Chakumapeto kwa sabata, ndidathandizira vidiyo yowonetsa kuphika kwamaphunziro a "purple smoothie" yathanzi yomwe idzatumizidwa pa YouTube. Kupanga vidiyoyi kunali kosangalatsa kwambiri ndipo ndinasangalala kugwira ntchito ndi Stephanie, mphunzitsi wapadera wa kadyedwe ku GCFB.

Pa sabata yachiwiri ya kusintha kwanga, ndinathandizira kalasi yomaliza ya maphunziro a zakudya zopatsa thanzi kwa okalamba ndipo ndinali ndi nthawi yosangalatsa kwambiri. Zinali zosangalatsa kuona achikulire akufunitsitsa kuphunzira ndi kutenga nawo mbali mwachangu mu gawo lonselo. Ndidakhalanso ndi mwayi wopanga zolemba zamakalasi anthawi imodzi amtsogolo pogwiritsa ntchito MyPlate ndipo ndidadziwa bwino za maphunziro a GCFB a kadyedwe. Kumapeto kwa sabata, ndidazindikira za ntchito yogulitsira pakona yathanzi ndipo ndidatha kuyendera malo atatuwa! Ntchitoyi ndi yodabwitsa chifukwa imathandiza kuchepetsa kusowa kwa chakudya kuchokera ku dera la Galveston County mwa kuphatikizira zakudya zopatsa thanzi monga zokolola zatsopano m'masitolo apangodya. Izi zitha kuthandiza kwambiri omwe alibe mwayi wopita ku golosale kapena zakudya zathanzi.

Ntchito yomwe ndidakhala nayo nthawi yayitali ku GCFB inali zida zazakudya zomwe zimathandizidwa ndi Blue Cross Blue Shield. Tinapanga okwana m’milungu inayiyi ndipo ndinathandiza kugula zosakaniza, kuyeza zosakaniza, ndi kulongedza m’zakudya zilizonse. Izi zidaperekedwa pambuyo pake kwa anthu ammudzi waku St. Vincent's. Sabata yanga yachitatu idakhala ndikupanga zolemba zamaphunziro a kadyedwe kuti zitumizidwe pa intaneti, ndipo izi zidandisangalatsa chifukwa ndidatha kulola luso langa kuyenda!

Theka loyamba la sabata yanga yomaliza ndidakhala ndikunyamula zida zachakudya ndipo zinali zokondweretsa kuwona zotsatira zantchito yathu yolimba. Ndidathandiziranso mavidiyo ena awiri owonetsera kuphika kumapeto kwa sabata ndipo maphikidwe adatha kulawa bwino! Maphikidwe omwe amagwiritsidwa ntchito ndi osavuta kupanga ndipo ndi ogwirizana ndi bajeti kuti aliyense athe kuwatengera.

Kugwira ntchito ku Galveston County Food Bank kwakhala kosangalatsa ndipo ndakonda kugwira ntchito ndi aliyense pano. Ogwira ntchito komanso odzipereka onse ndi olandiridwa bwino ndipo ndikumva kuti ndili ndi mwayi waukulu kukhala nawo m'gululi. Banki yazakudya yandipatsa chiyamikiro chachikulu cha zovuta za kusowa kwa chakudya komanso kufunika kwa zakudya m'moyo wa anthu. Pamene ndikupitiriza ulendo wanga monga katswiri wa zakudya, ndadzipereka kwambiri kuposa kale lonse kulimbikitsa kupezeka kwa chakudya chopatsa thanzi kwa onse. Zikomo pobwera nane paulendowu komanso mwayi wogwira ntchito pamalo abwino chonchi!

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