Featured Intern: Tanja Amholt
What program are you enrolled in (what are you studying)?: I’m studying at Metropolitan University in Copenhagen, Denmark, and my program is called “Nutrition and Health.” I’m specializing in prevention of health issues and promotion of a healthy lifestyle. Besides Nutrition and Health studies my program also gives classes about psychology, pedagogy and sociology.
Why did you want to intern at Fresh Approach?: I think Fresh Approach adds a different set of thoughts when it comes to approach people about their health. The approach of reaching people at their terms in their communities, combined with the financial support recognizes that everybody isn’t given the same opportunities and privileges by birth. I find that message very important to spread, because a big part of the professional health world doesn’t pay attention to that. What I find appealing about the programs is that they are well planned and based on recognized studies, not trying to make someone adopt a specific set of rules, but leaves room for each individual to create a healthier lifestyle based on facts and advice. Also I was captivated by the wish to use local produce instead of collecting it from other countries.
Describe the most impactful project you are working on at Fresh Approach, and explain how it fits into what you studied or the career you want to get into: Freshest Cargo has made a great impression on me. It’s not the perfect fit for what kind of work people from my program would normally do, but I think that’s what I like about it. It’s a really brilliant and new way to make it very easy for people to access fresh healthy food. I definitely want to work with something like that set of mind once I finish my education.
Do you have a favorite farmers’ market fruit or vegetable? What’s your favorite way to eat or prepare it?: My favorite fruit at the moment must be oranges. Basically all kinds of fruits are better over here – much more flavor! My favorite vegetable right now is cauliflower, I like to roast my vegetables in general, and cauliflower is so good with some salt, pepper and olive oil.
If there’s one nutrition or health tip you could share, what would it be?: Don’t overthink it. We are all different, so do what’s best for your body, and sort out advice from “experts” who aren’t really educated. To be happy must be the most important health tip of all.