Meet Me

About-meHi there! For starters, thank you so much for visiting my blog. I have to admit, it hasn’t come without it’s challenges, but I am a firm believer that the twists and turns of life have led me to exactly here…and I’m so excited to get started!

Let’s back track to when I started university, at the humble age of 17, with absolutely no idea of where it would take me. It wasn’t until the end of my second year that I realized nutrition was my passion—but hey, better late than never, right? With a transfer from one province to another and 3 more years of hard work, I achieved my BSc. in Nutrition from the University of Manitoba. I went on to successfully complete a one year dietetic internship and become a Registered Dietitian. The day after graduation, I packed up my car and zipped back to home sweet home—beautiful British Columbia (I am a born and bred west coaster, which you will soon learn about me). With a start in the hospital world, I built a great foundation for my understanding of nutrition and chronic disease. I went on to pursue my Master of Public Health at UBC and it was by far the best decision I ever made. Since then, I have worked internationally with UNICEF, educated teachers across BC on school nutrition, and currently work as a retail dietitian providing consumers practical tips on how to eat real, nutritious and satisfying meals.

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Me taking a break to water these zucchini plants when I’m supposed to be focusing on my photo shoot. Welcome to my world!

 

Now what is Food For Thought all about? Here’s the deal—I love recipes and I believe in recipes, but I also think there are a lot of recipes on the internet. So although I may pop up the occasional favourite, or link to some of my  colleagues’ recipes, I will try to stay true to the old-school definition of a blog (as defined by Google):

blog

noun
1. a personal website or web page on which an individual records opinions, links to other sites, etc. on a regular basis.

You can expect to see opinion pieces on topics that matter to me, lessons I have learned as a dietitian, and most importantly, lessons I have learned as a human being. I hope to share my journey as I explore the principle of mindfulness and pass my love for food and nutrition to you, so you too can live a healthy life and find enjoyment in the whole experience of a healthy meal. And of course, I aspire to leave you feeling inspired—with a little Food For Thought to chew on.

In Good Health,
Raman Khatar

To learn even more about me, check out “My Food Philosophy!”