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Name: Zee (aka batchickcrazy or cheapgraduate)
Year: 1st year Grad Student
Degree you're working towards: Master's and RD credentials
Field of study: Nutritional Sciences

Research interests (if any): mangoes and prediabetes, mangoes and osteoporosis, mangoes and cardiovascular disease

Hello! I just got signed on with livejournal and stumbled across this livejournal. I am currently starting a Master's degree and 9-month internship to become a Registered Dietitian. Some of my professors and professional networks recommended starting a blog about nutrition and things pertaining to nutrition. So, I started one up about being a broke grad student trying to eat healthy and maneuver the coupon and craft world.

I am excited to begin my new classes AND begin doing research for the first time. I'm nervous about doing research,too, mostly because I'm a lead on a human study that may/may not get finished by my internship. Wish me luck!


Aug. 17th, 2011 06:56 pm (UTC)
Welcome! I didn't start looking into financially-conscious food choices until I was a poor grad student. Now I'm averaging around $75 per month on groceries and I'm eating pretty well. I'm learning to cook at home more, which has been fun. I think it's near that you focus on mangoes!
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Aug. 22nd, 2011 01:19 pm (UTC)
It also depends on where you live. The cost of living in Oklahoma and Texas isn't too high (depending on location within those states, too). But, when I first moved off campus two years ago I only got a $50/week food budget. I stocked up on frozen fruits and veggies and would only buy one or two of other veggies, depending on what I was cooking.It also helped that I lived with two other girls who had some basics lined up. It didn't turn out to be too expensive after that. Hopefully with coupons we'll be able to knock that down for our dry-goods and essentials so we can buy more fresh foods.

We'll see!


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