Hi, I’m Hanna and I live in Boston MA. After working as a bartender for several years, I went back to college to pursue a degree in nutrition. When I finished my undergraduate degree, I thought, “Why not continue and get a graduate degree, for after all, what’s a bit more in student loans?” My graduation from Simmons is in May 2015, and I can finally throw in the bar mop!
I have always been fascinated with the connection of food to health, and the correlation of nutrition to health status. I was raised in a holistic household, and have always been fascinated by food choices in other households. I want to have a positive impact on people as they improve their health but not from a medical profession, which usually is more of a treatment modality versus prevention.
An important part of my degree is to conduct a senior research project. I chose to use a survey to ask about the reasons people who do not have Celiac disease choose to eat a gluten-free diet. To date, there is very little published on this topic, and by participating in this survey, you will not only help me complete my research (and graduate) but also help health professionals understand personal reasons behind this decision. Thank you for your time and aiding my research!
Here’s another way to get to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/
Disclaimer for my readers: Hanna is a guest blogger who is a graduate student at Simmons. I’m helping her spread the word about her work there. I’m deeply appreciative of any time you can offer to the survey!!