I’m a registered dietitian. On paper that means I have extensive training on how and why we should care about what we eat.
In real life, that means new friends get nervous when I invite them over for a barbecue or go out to dinner with them. They often assume that means I’ll serve them tofu, sprouts, and a bowl of goji berries for dessert. They think it means I’ll judge if they order a burger, fries, and a side of mozzarella sticks to go. (I don’t, by the way.) But it does get me thinking. What is in people’s refrigerators? Does the personal trainer only have bananas, sports drinks, and protein powder? Does the mom of a kid with allergies keep a secret stash of off-limit goods in the back of the pantry? Does the vegan mom keep cheese in the refrigerator for a non-vegan dad?
There’s no way of telling what’s behind closed doors. I can tell you eating fruits and veggies is important, but you’ll have no idea whether I actually have any in my kitchen or not. (I do… most of the time.) I know what’s in my fridge – I want to know what’s behind your closed doors. What do you consider healthy eating? How do you feed your family? What does a doctor eat? What about a high school sports coach? So over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing an un-edited look into healthy refrigerators, so we can all see just how many faces of healthy eating there really are. I’ll take a look at the fridges of personal trainers, group exercise instructors, a family of five, an “allergy” family, a dietitian, and more.
Check back next week for the first installment.
What kind of fridge would you like to see?