UTMB Community-Intern Blog

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UTMB Community-Intern Blog

Mholo! Igama lam ndinguDanielle Bennetsen, kwaye ndingumfundi we-dietetic kwiYunivesithi yaseTexas Medical Branch (UTMB). Ndibe nethuba lokugqiba ukujikeleza kwam ekuhlaleni eGalveston County Food Bank kangangeeveki ezi-4 ngoJanuwari ka-2023. Ngexesha lam ebhankini yokutya, ndiye ndakwazi ukuba namava amaninzi amangalisayo nahlukeneyo athe atyebisa amava am aqeqeshwayo kulwazi olunjalo. inqanaba elibalulekileyo. Ndiye ndaboniswa kwimiba emininzi yesondlo soluntu kumanqanaba awahlukeneyo, nto leyo ibimnandi kwaye yandivula amehlo.

Kwiveki yam yokuqala kwi-GCFB, ndafunda malunga neentlobo ezininzi zeekharityhulam, ezifana ne-MyPlate yoSapho lwam kunye neMiba yokupheka, ezisetyenziselwa iiklasi zemfundo yesondlo. Ukongeza, ndifunde ngeenkqubo ezifana noPhando lokutya okunempilo (HER), iMarike yeFama, kunye neVenkile yeKona eMpilo ezisetyenziswa kwibhanki yokutya. Ngokwenene ndiye ndakwazi ukutyelela ivenkile ekoneni eSan Leon abasebenzisana nayo ngoku ukufakela ibhokisi yovavanyo yovavanyo lweemfuno zoluntu. Ngelo xesha, ndandinomdla wokufunda malunga neenguqu ezinokuthi zenziwe evenkileni ukuxhasa ngakumbi inyathelo lokubonelela ngokufikelela okukhulu kokutya okutsha kuluntu.

Kwiveki yam yesibini, ndiye ndaqwalasela iiklasi ezininzi zemfundo yezondlo apho ndabona ukuba iMyPlate yoSapho lwam kunye neKharityhulam yeMiba yokupheka isetyenziswe njani ukufundisa iintsapho kunye nabantwana besikolo esiphakathi, ngokulandelelanayo. Ndandikuthanda ngokwenene ukubukela iiklasi, ukuncedisa kwimiboniso yokutya, nokunxulumana nabantu ngendlela efundisayo. Yayingamava endingazange ndibe nawo ngaphambili! Ekupheleni kweveki, ndaya kwifama yaseSeeding Galveston apho ndancedisa ekulungiseni izithako zomboniso wokutya esawenzayo. Senza isaladi yasebusika efudumeleyo sisebenzisa imifuno enamagqabi avela kwi-Seeding Galveston, kuquka namagqabi e-chrysanthemum. Ndandivuya ngokwenene ngenxa yale nto njengoko yayilixesha lam lokuqala ukuzama amaqabunga e-chrysanthemum, kwaye ndincoma kakhulu njengokongeza kwiisaladi!

Iveki yam yesithathu igxile ekubeni nobukho obuninzi kwiiklasi zemfundo yesondlo kunye nokutyelela iiparithi zokutya ezimbalwa ezihlangene ne-GCFB. Siye sakwazi ukutyelela imibutho yesisa yamaKatolika, iPicnic Basket yeUTMB, kunye neNdlu yaseSt. Vincent ukuze sibone indlela ipantry nganye esebenza ngayo ngendlela yayo. Imibutho yesisa yamaKatolika yayinento eyayilukhetho olupheleleyo lomthengi. Ngenxa yokwakheka kwazo, kwavakala ngathi kukuthenga igrosari evenkileni kunokuba ufumane ukutya kwi-pantry. Apho ndiye ndakwazi ukubona iipowusta ze-SWAP zisebenza kunye nendlela ezisetyenziswa ngayo kwi-pantry epheleleyo. Ibhasikithi yePicnic yayinokhetho olupheleleyo kunye kodwa yayincinci kakhulu kwisikali. Ngokufana ne-pantry e-GCFB, iNdlu yaseSt. Kwakunomdla kum ukubona imiba eyodwa ejongene neepantries ezahlukeneyo kunye nendlela ezisebenza ngayo ukuzisombulula ngokwazo. Ndaye ndaqaphela ukuba akukho ndlela-nye-ilingana-yonke indlela yokusebenza i-pantry kwaye ixhomekeke ngokupheleleyo kwiimfuno zesiseko somthengi. Kwenye yeeklasi, ndiyile kwaye ndikhokele umsebenzi oyinyani/obubuxoki obugubungela imathiriyeli emalunga nokuncipha kokutya kwesodium. Kumsebenzi, kuya kubakho inkcazo ehambelana nesihloko apho abantu banokuqikelela ukuba yinyani okanye bubuxoki. Khange ndilindele ukuba nolonwabo olungako xa ndinxulumana nabantu ngomsebenzi omncinci onjalo, kodwa ndonwabele kakhulu ukufundisa ngendlela enika umdla nenika umdla.

Kwiveki yam yokugqibela e-GCFB, ndisebenze ekudaleni ikhadi leresiphi yolwazi ye-Picnic Basket e-UTMB equlethe ulwazi olusisiseko malunga nokomileyo. iilentile kunye nendlela yokuzipheka kunye neresiphi yesaladi epholileyo epholileyo elula. Ukongeza, ndifota kwaye ndahlela ividiyo yeresiphi yesaladi epholileyo yelentile. Ndonwabe kakhulu ngokwenza ividiyo kwaye ndihamba naloo nkqubo. Ngokuqinisekileyo ibingumsebenzi onzima kakhulu, kodwa bendikuthanda kakhulu ukukwazi ukulola izakhono zam zokupheka kunye nokusebenzisa ubuchule bam ngendlela eyahlukileyo. Kwakhona ndakhokela iklasi yentsapho eyayixubusha ngombandela wamafutha ahluthayo nanamafutha, nto leyo eyayibangela ukuba ixhalabise yaye ikhuthaza. Ngokwenza oku, ndiye ndabona indlela endivuya ngayo ngokufundisa abanye ngezondlo!

Ngawo onke la mava, ndiye ndaziva ngathi ndikwazile ukubona iindlela ezininzi esinokuchaphazela ngazo ubomi babantu ngesondlo kuluntu. Umsebenzi ngamnye kwi-GCFB usebenza nzima ukuqinisekisa ukuba abantu bayondliwa kulo lonke elase-ofisini, kwaye isebe lezemfundo lezondlo lithatha inyathelo elibhekele phaya ukuze lisoloko libonelela ngemfundo yezondlo ngeendlela ezininzi. Bendikuthanda ukusebenza nomntu ngamnye kwaye ndinombulelo kakhulu ngamava endiwafumene kwi-GCFB. Ndonwabe ngokwenene yonke iminithi yexesha lam apho, kwaye yayingamava endiya kuhlala ndihamba nawo!

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