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Guest Post: Introducing Kindred's newest Guest Blogger

As most of you know I am a big  fan of guest bloggers and am always looking for a way to communicate the right information to the Kindred Community.  I am feeling really excited to be able to introduce a new guest blogger.   Recently I met Angela Farris, a dietetic intern at the University of Maryland at College Park. I am excited for you to get to know her just as I have.  Angela will be appearing in guest blogs and helping out with some other very neat things with Kindred Nutrition and The Center for Intuitive Eating.  Check out her bio below and look for her first guest post September 29th.

Angela A. Farris Biosketch

Angela is a dietetic intern with the University of Maryland College Park. Her program emphasizes information management and communication enabling her to visit a variety of sites over the next year; including IT rotations at the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion and the International Food Information Council. Prior to starting her dietetic internship Angela received her MA in Human Sciences from Hood College and her BS in Human Nutrition and Foods from West Virginia University. She has worked in the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and at Cakes for Cause, a non-profit organization operating the social enterprise Moxie Bakery & Café. Angela’s interests outside of nutrition include reading, cooking, practicing yoga, and blogging about her internship rotations at writenutrition.wordpress.com. You can also follow Angela on her journey to become a dietitian on Twitter @AngelaAFarris.

Join me in welcoming Angela to the Kindred Community

Comments

Kati said…
Welcome Angela! I can't wait to read your posts!

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