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Nutrition Resources

Rainbow Nutrition: Green Foods

Green foods get their color from a pigment called chlorophyll, which enables plants to make their own food from sunlight. Chlorophyll, glucosinolates, lutein, and zeaxanthin

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Beets

Did You Know? Beetroot, also known as table beets, descended from sea beets in the Middle East as early as 8500 BCE where they were

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Potatoes

Did You Know? Potatoes were first grown in the Andean region of South America There are over 100 types of potatoes varying in size, color,

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Nutrition Engagement Intern

Jasmin Conklin is Birch’s Nutrition Engagement Intern while she finishes her Masters in Nutrition from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland. 

Her role is to support Birch families in maximizing their food resources and feeling their best. She’ll be offering recipes, nutrition facts, and more. 

A little about Jasmin: 

  • In my opinion, nothing beats a good taco…but pasta is a close second!
  • Food has the power to heal, but everyone’s needs are different! From nutrient density to food sensitivities to picky eating, I can help you figure out what works best for you and your family.
  • I’m a firm believer that our relationship with food matters just as much as what we eat.
  • I’m the oldest of five kids, so I know mealtime can be hectic! I love finding ways to simplify and bring balance back into nourishing my community.
  • My superpower would probably be empathy! I’ve had a lot of practice putting myself in other people’s shoes and learning how to walk with them through changes.

Do you want to get in touch? Do you have suggestions for future blog posts? email jasmin.conklin@nunm.edu with “Birch Nutrition” as the subject line. 

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