Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Business Cards and Nutrition School

I've been meaning to order business cards for FSTS for well over a year now. I talk to people at farmers markets, when I eat out, and when I shop. FSTS works its way into all kinds of unexpected conversations. So why did I wait so long to order them? I've been trying to come up with a logo, which is really hard! It needs to be somewhat abstract, and colorful, and elicit the idea of the journey of a seed... a seedling... a plant... a vegetable... to market... to kitchen... stove... plate... fork... mouth... stomach! See... it's really hard!

I finally bit the bullet this week and ordered some business cards from vistaprint. They had the perfect design. Without further adieu...

Isn't it PERFECT? There are sprouting seeds and veggies and sprout on a plate! I'm so excited about them! I can't wait to give them to everyone I know. :-)

I made sure to use the back to print some credentials that are currently in the works. You might know that I'm in grad school right now... Business School to be exact. I started my MBA in the Fall of 2010 and am finishing up the core curriculum this summer. I go to Boston University part-time a few nights a week and plan to concentrate in Public and Nonprofit Management and maybe something else (TBD).

But do you see that last line on the back? I'm going to have to use this whole batch of cards by next April, because then... I'll need to put "Certified Holistic Health Coach" on the front of my card. That's right folks! I enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition last weekend. I start in May, but have access to some of the optional courses before my official start so I can sink my teeth in as soon as I have a minute to breathe (things are too busy right now, but should calm down in a month). IIN is based in NYC and has a remote learning program that covers a lot of different nutrition theories and at the end of the program, I'll be able to provide Health Coaching. I enrolled because I love to learn about food and nutrition and because some of my favorite people are IIN faculty and IIN graduates. I can't wait to share what I learn with FSTS readers and to share my journey with you. I'll spend roughly 6 hours a week listening and watching online lectures and doing homework. I'll take a few tests along the way and will meet with a Health Coach assigned by the school eight times over the next year. I know a few IIN graduates and they're all very impressive. My favorite cookbook author, Terry Walters is a graduate and just last week I met the founder of a superfood product called BudiBar who also attended IIN. Some graduates focus on coaching. Others teach cooking classes, write cook books, or start food companies. I'm really excited to learn about something that I'm truly passionate about and can't wait to see where this IIN adventure goes!