Team Nutrition Genius needs an intern!

tng logo attempt5We have been ridiculously busy over here at Team Nutrition Genius. So much so that we are looking for an intern to join our team!

Ideally, we would like our intern to be an undergraduate or masters nutrition student on a RD tract but we are happy to accept applications from other real food enthusiasts. We are looking for someone who is passionate about health & wellness, a real food lifestyle, and who has an entrepreneurial spirit. The ideal intern will be self-motivated, hard working and have knowledge of social media platforms especially Pinterest, YouTube, Facebook & Twitter. Blogging and wordpress background a plus! Opportunities include content and educational material creation, research on current nutrition topics, social media planning, recipe testing, and more. We are asking for a commitment of 5-10 hours per week (will be variable depending on work load).

If you are interested in applying please send an email to with your resume and the following information:

1. Tell us about yourself.

2. What does “real food nutrition” mean to you? (200 words or less)

3. Why do you think you will be a good fit for Team Nutrition Genius?

4. If you could be a fruit what kind of fruit would you be and why?

*Bonus* if you live in Rochester or Albany you can meet with us weekly to learn the ropes.

We are super excited to be able to pass on our nutrition knowledge bombs and can’t wait to have a new team member join us! Let us know if you have any questions or would like any additional information.

#35 No Coffee, No Workie with Kao Jai Coffee


Is #nocoffeenoworkie your motto too? If you have listened to us AT ALL you know how much we love coffee here at Team Nutrition Genius. So we decided to bring Megan Armstrong, founder and owner of Kao Jai Coffee, on to Nutrition Genius Radio to talk answer all the questions we’ve always wanted to know. 

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Belizean Adventures Part 3

Yeah, yeah. The end of my Belizean Adventures is LONG overdue but lucky for you I saved the best and tastiest part for last. In Part 1 we talked about real food airport style and the first week in Belize. Part 2 consisted of Guatemalan adventures and some really amazeballs curried pescada fresca.

At this point in the adventure I am all rested up from enjoying my coffee with view and hammock time so clearly I needed to relocate again. We headed back to San Ignacio so we could stop at the farmers market one more time then continued on alllllll the way back to the eastern coast. We landed in the chill little beach town of Hopkins, Belize where we watched the sunset at the Kismet Inn.

IMG_20150115_173730279_HDRThe Kismet is run by Tricia, an ex-New Yorker who just couldn’t get enough of Belize. She is hilarious, crazy, and a phenomenal cook. She loved my sandals so much she tried them on and wanted to buy them off of me but they were too small for her (I have little elf-sized feet). Instead, she let us stay for free our first night if I promised to buy her a pair when I got home and ship them to her. I love the trust you have to have in others when you backpack. I have yet to be disappointed by these strangers and have been helped so many times by others in my travels that I made sure to fulfill my promise when I got home. Continue reading “Belizean Adventures Part 3”

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

EDR symbolThis week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week! Okay so there is nothing exciting about eating disorders BUT there are plenty of reasons why awareness is important, mainly the fact that eating disorders are one of the deadliest mental illnesses. So here you go, a little ED Awareness from my experience working with individuals with eating disorders over the last year.

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#31 Nutrition in the News

Nutrition in the News

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Protein Powders, Smoothies and Shakes (Q&A #15)

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Protein Powders Revisited

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#29 Prenatal Nutrition with Real Food RD Lily Nichols

lily nicholsToday we are super excited to have special guest Lily Nichols join us to talk all about prenatal nutrition! Are you getting ready for a fetus? Or think a few years down the line you might be? In that case, this podcast is for you! As Lily says, no time is too early to start prepping for pregnancy!

Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN), Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT), and Certified Pilates Instructor whose approach to nutrition embraces real food, integrative medicine, and mindful eating. Her fascination with the dietary practices of traditional cultures combined with an abnormal love for medical research, especially regarding prenatal nutrition, has led her to become one of the country’s most sought after ‘real food for pregnancy’ experts. Lily has a book called Real Food for Gestational Diabetes which can be found at at

***Bonus points for anyone who counts how many times Pearl says fetus***

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Guatemala and Belizean Adventures Part 2

Are you ready to hear more about my adventures in Belize and Guatemala?! Don’t know what I’m talking about? Go back and read Part 1.

Ready? Hokay! So I left you off with my exploration of the Mayan ruins of Caracol…


Well the next day we were supposed to do some cave exploration but sadly it rained so much the day before the cave flooded and was closed! I wasn’t going to let it (literally) rain on my parade so I sat outside a cafe in San Ignacio and enjoyed a coffee and the view.

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Pearlplexed Packing & Belizean Daily Dish Part 1

Confession: I, Pearl, have commitment issues. In pretty much every area of my life. Once, my aunt asked me if I wanted to buy season tickets to the off-Broadway theatre we frequently went to. I started to sweat. Heart palpitations. That meant staying in the Albany area for another year. Never mind the fact that I was still in school and was going to be living there for that. I couldn’t do it. I panicked. Told her I couldn’t do it. I know I’m crazy, you don’t have to tell me twice.

Anywho, my commitment issues cause me to be an extreme over-packer. The clothes are what used to trip me up. How am I supposed to commit to one outfit I will be wearing a week from now? What if the weather is bad? Or my shoes don’t match? I once brought 4 coats for a 4 day weekend home from college. Backpacking has certainly helped this because I’m limited to what I can carry on my back in addition to my toiletries, towel, first aid kit, and necessities like a knife, lighter and my lucky twine. Yes, I have lucky twine. I’ve had it since my junior year in college and I bring it on every trip with me. I have yet to actually need it but because it’s been on so many trips with me I’m terrified to go anywhere without it.

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#26 Sleep to Catch Your Zzzz’s


Are you a walking zombie? Is your motto “I’ll sleep when I’m dead”? Then you need to tune in today to see why sleep is important for your health! Find out what Sassy & Pearl recommend and get your sleep back!

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