Intern Blog: Abby Zarate

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Intern Blog: Abby Zarate

Dzina langa ndine Abby Zarate, ndipo ndine University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) dietetic intern. Ndinabwera ku Galveston Country Food Bank kuti ndisinthe dera langa. Kusinthasintha kwanga kunali kwa milungu inayi mkati mwa March ndi April. Pa nthawi yanga ndimapita kukagwira ntchito zosiyanasiyana zamaphunziro ndi zowonjezera. Ndinagwiritsa ntchito maphunziro okhudzana ndi umboni monga Colour Me Healthy, Organwise Guys, ndi MyPlate My Family for SNAP-ED, Farmers Market ndi Corner Store. Ntchito ina yomwe ndidagwirapo inali Homebound Nutritional Outreach Programme yomwe idathandizidwa ndi Senior Hunger Grant Initiative. Colour Me Healthy idagwiritsidwa ntchito kwa ana a 4 mpaka 5. Maphunziro ozikidwa pa umboni amayang'ana pa kuphunzitsa ana za zipatso, masamba, ndi masewera olimbitsa thupi kudzera mu mtundu, nyimbo, ndi 5 mphamvu. MyPlate for My Family idagwiritsidwa ntchito pophikira ziwonetsero za akulu ndi ana asukulu zapakati. Phunziro lililonse linasonyezedwa ndi maphikidwe ogwirizana.

Tikugwira ntchito yogulitsira pakona, tidayamba kugwira ntchito ndi sitolo ku Galveston Island kuti tiwonjezere zosankha zathanzi m'sitolo yawo. Woyang'anira sitoloyo anali wokondwa kutilola kuti tibwere kudzathandiza kupereka zosankha zabwino ndi kumuphunzitsa. Kuti ndithandizire kumuphunzitsa iye ndi eni sitolo ena, ndinapanga chitsogozo chowaphunzitsa zomwe ayenera kuyang'ana muzakudya zopatsa thanzi, momwe angakulitsire sitolo yawo, ndi mapulogalamu a federal omwe angavomereze ndi miyezo inayake.

Kupyolera mu masabata anayiwa, ndaphunzira zambiri za momwe GCFB imagwirizanirana ndi madera ozungulira komanso kuchuluka kwa khama loperekedwa kuti apereke zosankha zathanzi ndi maphunziro a zakudya.

M’milungu ingapo yoyambirira, ndinkaona ndi kuthandizira maphunziro a kadyedwe kake ndi makalasi ophikira. Ndikhoza kupanga makadi opangira maphikidwe, zolemba zokhudzana ndi zakudya, ndi kupanga zochita zamakalasi. Pambuyo pakusintha kwanga, ndidathandizira kupanga mavidiyo a maphikidwe. Komanso, ndidawakonzera njira ya GCFB YouTube. Kwa nthawi yanga yonse, ndimapanga zolemba zopangira maphunziro.

Pamene ndikugwira ntchito pa Senior Hunger Program, ndinayesa mabokosi opangidwa ndi mankhwala ndi Ale Nutrition Educator, MS. Izi zinali zosangalatsa kuona momwe amamangira mabokosiwo potengera zakudya zanthawi zonse komanso zakudya zoyitanitsa mwapadera. Kuphatikiza apo, tidafanizira zakudya zopatsa thanzi zomwe zimalimbikitsidwa ndi matenda opatsa thanzi.

Mu sabata yanga yachitatu, ndidayenera kukonza zochita za makolo m'kalasi lathu lamadzulo. Ndinapanga masewera a MyPlate-themed Scattergories. M'sabatayi ndinayeneranso kupita ku Galveston's Own Farmers Market ndi banki ya chakudya. Tinawonetsa njira zotetezera chakudya ndi luso la mpeni. Chinsinsi cha sabata cha 'garlic Shrimp chipwirikiti mwachangu.' Zamasamba zambiri zomwe zinkagwiritsidwa ntchito m’mbalezo zinachokera kumsika wa mlimi tsiku limenelo. Tinali ndi msonkhano ndi Seeding Galveston ndipo tinawona masomphenya awo amtsogolo komanso momwe akufunira kukhala okhudzidwa kwambiri ndi anthu ammudzi. Pulogalamu yawo imapereka masamba ndi zomera zodabwitsa kuti anthu azigula mlungu uliwonse. Ine ndi ophunzira ena a UTMB tidatha kupita ku kalasi yophika yaku Korea. Chochitika ichi chinali chodabwitsa ndipo chinatsegula maso anga ku Korea zakudya ndi chikhalidwe.

Mu sabata yanga yatha, ndinayamba kutsogolera kalasi pasukulu yapulaimale. Kuti ndiphunzitse kalasilo ndimagwiritsa ntchito maphunziro ozikidwa pa umboni a Organise Guys. Organiwise Guys imayang'ana kwambiri ana azaka za pulayimale ndikuwaphunzitsa kukhala ndi zakudya zopatsa thanzi, kumwa madzi, komanso kuchita masewera olimbitsa thupi. Pulogalamuyi ikuwonetsa momwe ziwalo zonse za m'matupi athu zimathandizira kuti tikhale athanzi komanso achangu, komanso momwe tingawasungire athanzi. Ndinaphunzitsa pa sabata yoyamba, sabata ino ndinayang'ana pa kuphunzira za ziwalo za munthu payekha komanso momwe zimathandizira thupi. Ntchito yomwe ndidapanga kuti ana asankhe chiwalo chomwe amachikonda kuchokera kwa anyamata a Organise. Akasankha chiwalo chomwe amachikonda kwambiri, adayenera kulemba mfundo yosangalatsa komanso china chatsopano chomwe adaphunzira chokhudza chiwalocho. Kenako, adayenera kugawana nawo mkalasi zambiri za Organiwise Guy ndikupita nazo kunyumba kukauza makolo awo.

Zonsezi, ogwira ntchito pazakudya amagwira ntchito molimbika kuti moyo wathanzi ukhale wosangalatsa komanso wosangalatsa kudzera m'njira zosiyanasiyana. Zakhala zosangalatsa komanso zosangalatsa kugwira ntchito ndi gulu lodabwitsa lomwe limasamalira gulu la Galveston County.  

 

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