UTMB Community- Intern Blog

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UTMB Community- Intern Blog

Moni! Dzina langa ndine Danielle Bennetsen, ndipo ndine katswiri wazakudya ku University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). Ndinali ndi mwayi womaliza kuzungulira kwanga ku Galveston County Food Bank kwa masabata a 4 mu Januwale wa 2023. Panthawi yomwe ndinali ku banki ya chakudya, ndinatha kukhala ndi zochitika zambiri zodabwitsa komanso zosiyana siyana zomwe zalemeretsa luso langa lophunzira pa izi. mulingo wofunikira. Ndidakumana ndi zinthu zingapo zamadyedwe ammudzi pamagulu osiyanasiyana, zomwe zidali zodabwitsa komanso zotsegula maso kwa ine.

M'sabata yanga yoyamba ku GCFB, ndinaphunzira za maphunziro osiyanasiyana, monga MyPlate for My Family and Cooking Matters, omwe amagwiritsidwa ntchito pophunzitsa maphunziro a zakudya. Kuphatikiza apo, ndidaphunziranso zamapulogalamu monga Healthy Eating Research (HER), Farmer's Market, ndi Healthy Corner Store omwe amagwiritsidwa ntchito kubanki yazakudya. Ndinatha kukaona sitolo yapakona ku San Leon yomwe panopa akugwirizana nayo kuti akhazikitse bokosi lofufuza kuti liwone zosowa za anthu ammudzi. Panthawiyo, ndinali wokondwa kuphunzira za kusintha komwe kungapangidwe m'sitolo kuti ndipitirize kuthandizira ntchito yopereka mwayi wopeza zakudya zatsopano m'deralo.

Mu sabata yanga yachiwiri, ndidawona makalasi angapo a maphunziro a kadyedwe komwe ndidawona momwe maphunziro a MyPlate for My Family and Cooking Matters amagwiritsidwira ntchito pophunzitsa mabanja ndi ana akusukulu yapakati, motsatana. Ndinkasangalala kwambiri kuonera makalasi, kuthandiza pa ziwonetsero za chakudya, ndiponso kucheza ndi anthu m’njira yophunzitsa. Zinali zondichitikira zomwe sindinachitepo! Kumapeto kwa sabata, ndidapita ku famu ya Seeding Galveston komwe ndidathandizira kukonza zopangira chakudya chomwe tidachita. Tinapanga saladi yotentha yozizira pogwiritsa ntchito masamba amasamba ochokera ku Seeding Galveston, kuphatikizapo masamba a chrysanthemum. Ndinasangalala kwambiri ndi izi chifukwa inali nthawi yanga yoyamba kuyesa masamba a chrysanthemum, ndipo ndimawayamikira kwambiri ngati kuwonjezera pa saladi!

Mlungu wanga wachitatu ndinayang'ana pa kukhalapo kwakukulu m'makalasi a maphunziro a zakudya komanso kuyendera zakudya zochepa zomwe zimagwirizanitsidwa ndi GCFB. Tinatha kuyendera Catholic Charities, Picnic Basket ya UTMB, ndi St. Vincent's House kuti tikaone mmene nkhokwe iliyonse imagwirira ntchito m’njira yakeyake. Mabungwe achikatolika a Katolika anali ndi zomwe kwenikweni zinali zokonzekera zonse za kasitomala. Chifukwa cha kapangidwe kawo, zinkakhala ngati kukagula zinthu m'sitolo m'malo mongolandira chakudya kuchokera m'nyumba. Kumeneko ndinathanso kuwona zikwangwani za SWAP zikugwira ntchito komanso momwe zimagwiritsidwira ntchito muzosankha zonse. Picnic Basket inalinso ndi zosankha zonse koma inali yaying'ono kwambiri. Mofanana ndi pantry pa GCFB, St. Vincent's House inali yachisankho chochepa ndi zinthu zotchulidwa zomwe zimayikidwa m'matumba ndikupatsidwa kwa makasitomala. Zinali zosangalatsa kwa ine kuwona nkhani zapadera zomwe ma pantries osiyanasiyana amakumana nazo komanso momwe amagwirira ntchito kuti athetse okha. Ndinazindikira kuti palibe njira yokwanira yogwiritsira ntchito pantry ndipo zimatengera zosowa za kasitomala. Pamakalasi amodzi, ndidapanga ndikuwongolera zochitika zenizeni/zabodza zomwe zidafotokoza za kuchepa kwa sodium. Muzochitikazo, pakhala chiganizo chokhudzana ndi mutu womwe anthu angaganize kuti ndi zoona kapena zabodza. Sindimayembekezera kusangalala kwambiri kucheza ndi anthu kudzera muzochita zazing'ono ngati izi, koma ndimasangalala kwambiri ndikuphunzira m'njira yosangalatsa komanso yosangalatsa.

M'sabata yanga yatha ku GCFB, ndidagwira ntchito yopanga khadi lachidziwitso la Picnic Basket ku UTMB lomwe linali ndi zidziwitso zowuma. mphodza ndi momwe mungawaphikire komanso chosavuta komanso chosavuta chozizira cha saladi ya mphodza. Kuphatikiza apo, ndidajambula ndikusintha vidiyo yopangira saladi wozizira wa mphodza. Ndinasangalala kwambiri kupanga vidiyoyi ndikudutsamo. Zinalidi zolimbikira kwambiri, koma ndimakonda kwambiri kukulitsa luso langa lophika ndikugwiritsa ntchito luso langa mwanjira ina. Ndinatsogoleranso kalasi yabanja pa nkhani ya mafuta okhutitsidwa ndi a trans, omwe anali osokonekera ndi olimbikitsa. Chifukwa cha zimenezi, ndinazindikira kuti ndimasangalala kwambiri ndikamaphunzitsa ena za kadyedwe kabwino!

Ndi zochitika zonsezi, ndinamva ngati ndikutha kuona njira zambiri zomwe tingakhudzire miyoyo ya anthu kudzera mu zakudya m'deralo. Wogwira ntchito aliyense ku GCFB amagwira ntchito molimbika kuti awonetsetse kuti anthu akudyetsedwa m'chigawo chonse, ndipo dipatimenti yophunzitsa za kadyedwe kake imachitapo kanthu kuti nthawi zonse ipereke maphunziro a kadyedwe m'njira zambiri. Ndinkakonda kugwira ntchito ndi munthu aliyense ndipo ndikuthokoza kwambiri pazochitikira zomwe ndidapatsidwa ku GCFB. Ndinasangalala kwambiri ndi mphindi iliyonse ya nthawi yanga kumeneko, ndipo chinali chochitika chomwe ndidzakhala nacho nthawi zonse!

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