Healthy UNH Blogger: Courtney Eaton

Name: Courtney Eaton

Home Town: Bedford, NH

Major: Nutrition

Graduation Year:  2014

What I do to make a Healthy UNH: Help explain the purpose of the portion plates and write for the blog.

Favorite Food: chocolate

Favorite Movie: Shutter Island

Favorite Book: A Prayer for Rain by Dennis Lehane

Place I’d most like to visit: Rwanda

Favorite Dining Hall: Philbrook, because they have the best stir fry with the shortest line.

What I love most about UNH: The people! Everyone is so unique and fun!

As a healthy UNH intern, I am most excited about hopefully helping fellow students improve their overall wellness,
while keeping them interested and enthusiastic.

Why Cadbury Chocolate Tastes Like Victory

Monday, August 5, 2013
By: Courtney Eaton

When most people think of good chocolate they think of Belgium and Switzerland, but England should not be forgotten! England is home of Cadbury chocolate! The creamiest chocolate I have ever tasted. You know those little Cadbury eggs you get in your Easter basket? They’re so tasty! They are from England and here in England, Cadbury eggs are sold year round. It’s fantastic! Brits can all agree that there is no chocolate but Cadbury chocolate.

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Tagged In: Cadbury, chocolate, cocoa powder, Courtney Eaton, creamy, England, Healthy UNH, history, John Cadbury, travel abroad

The Lack of Recycling in London

Friday, July 26, 2013
By: Courtney Eaton

I love almost everything about London, but what I don’t love is their lack of recycling. It is impossible to find a recycling bin at Regent’s College, where I currently study. Quite frankly it breaks my heart. Throughout the city you can find them, but they are not nearly as common as they are in Durham or even Boston for that matter. There is really only a bin for bottles and it looks exactly like the “rubbish” bin next to it. I had to swat my friend’s trash out of her hand once when she almost put it in the recycling bin.

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Tagged In: Courtney Eaton, Health, London, public health, Recycling, Trash, Waste

The Moroccan Cuisine

Friday, July 19, 2013
By: Courtney Eaton

During the first weekend in April, my best friend and I traveled to Morocco! Morocco is located in Northern Africa, just across the Gibraltar Straight from Spain. Since the Islamic invasion of the 7th century AD, Morocco has been a Muslim country so everyone speaks Arabic.

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Tagged In: food, Health, Healthy UNH, Morocco, Nutrition

The British Love Fairtrade Products

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
By: Courtney Eaton

Fairtrade products are all over the UK. In the States, you may only hear about these products when you are looking for them or in health food stores. They are not mainstream yet, but in the UK, Fairtrade is growing bigger and bigger by the year.  This came as a surprise to me because the English do not seem to care about the quality of their food or where it comes from. Evidently, I was quite wrong.

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Tagged In: child labor, Courtney Eaton, discrimination, fair price, Fairtrade, Fairtrade Foundation, farming, Healthy, Healthy UNH, London, municipal purchasing, poverty, quality, safe food, safety, sustainable

The Delicious Italian Cuisine

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
By: Courtney Eaton

Two weeks ago I toured around different parts of Italy. Italy is obviously home to the most delicious food in the world, in my opinion. The cities are beautiful and so much fun, but the food is what sold me. This is no Olive Garden. Italian food is part of the Mediterranean diet so it is considered quite healthy, to the surprise of many. There are three major differences between genuine Italian cuisine and what Americans think is Italian.

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Tagged In: Courtney Eaton, Cuisine, gelato, Healthy UNH, Italian, Italy, Nutrition, overwieght

Religion’s Impact on Peoples’ Diets

Friday, June 14, 2013
By: Courtney Eaton

I am taking a world religions class originally to simply fulfill my general education requirement, but I have come to realize that it is more important than I thought. It is especially crucial for those going into the nutrition field to study different religious dietary rules and practices in order to be successful in helping an individual reach their nutrition goals.  

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Tagged In: Courtney Eaton, Diet, Healthy UNH, Nutrition, Religion

The Nutrition of Haggis, Neeps and Tatties

Friday, May 24, 2013
By: Courtney Eaton

I spend last weekend in Edinburgh, Scotland. If your geography skills are subpar, Scotland is north of England.  Scotland, though still part of Britain and consequently the United Kingdom, Scotland is quite different from England. It is sort of like England’s Canada, in my opinion; cold, less people, but better food. The food is better; however the food in England is pretty bad, so better is still not good.

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Tagged In: Courtney Eaton, Health, London, Nutrition, Scotland, Traveling

Smokers in the UK

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
By: Courtney Eaton

Each day I think I lose a few hours of my life due to the amount of smokers here in London. It is not like in the United Sates, where if you walk past a smoker you can just hold your breath and happily breathe fresh air after you pass them. If you tried to do this on the streets of London you would pass out. According to the ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) foundation , one in five British adults smoke, compared to less than a sixth of Americans.

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Tagged In: Action on Smoking and Health, Champix, Courtney Eaton, Healthy UNH, London, National Health Service, Nicotine Patches, smoke, Smoking Kills, withdrawal symptoms, Zyban

What is Prawn and Why DO the English Love it So Much?

Friday, May 10, 2013
By: Courtney Eaton

Prawn is something I had not seen before arriving here in London. I came across it in places you would expect such as on pasta or in a stir fry or fried, but I also came across it in unexpected places such as in a salad on a sandwich and as a flavoring on crackers and chips. I wanted to see what the hullabaloo was about.

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Tagged In: Courtney Eaton, Healthy UNH, London, Prawn, shrimp, Study Abroad

Food Bans in the UK Versus Band in the US

Monday, April 22, 2013
By: Courtney Eaton

The United States has a long list of food bans due to negative health outcomes of certain foods and ingredients. The United Kingdom has banned some foods and ingredients but it is not nearly as easy to research as foods banned in the US. This could be a result of the fewer restrictions placed on foods in the UK or perhaps less resources announcing these food bans. The difficulty I had researching this topic could also have to do with my lack of knowledge of British “food regulators” (for lack of a better term).

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Tagged In: Absinthe, Courtney Eaton, Food Bans, food restrictions, Healthy UNH, horse meat, Konjac, London, United Kingdom, unpasteurized milk