When I was 26, I had a humbling moment that would change my life’s trajectory.
I was writing my master’s thesis on the environmental impacts of the standard American diet when I suddenly realized that my food choices didn’t reflect my personal ethics or values.
This was particularly ironic because I’m a dietitian — someone who had dedicated herself to teaching others about the importance of nutrition.
Through my research, I became uncomfortably aware of social, ethical, and environmental issues that I had never considered. What stood out to me was how interconnected our everyday food choices are with all