Living the Good Life
Why, hello there. I suppose an introduction is in order. My name is Ann Scheufler. I'm a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, lover of food, and avid explorer of the world. I consider myself a minimalist in the sense of material items, but I am beyond rich in friendships. I tend to get too excited about everything I do, but I think it makes life better. Here are a few things about me.
I love food. No, really. I love it. I love cooking it, eating it, growing it, learning about it, thinking about it, planning meals, going to the grocery store... I could go on. But you'll probably get a pretty good sense of how much I love food if you spend more than five minutes with me.
I believe in science. I have a master's degree in nutrition and dietetics and one of the most important things I learned in school was how to read research. In my job as a registered dietitian I practice evidenced-based nutrition counseling. When I write about nutrition, I will provide appropriate citations. If you disagree with me, I encourage you to respond with your point of view and also cite your references.
I have the best friends and family. Hands down, the best. The best parents, the best friends, and amazing co-workers. I am the luckiest.
I love travel. I have learned a lot from school. I have learned a lot by reading. From watching the news, from talking to people who have different beliefs than my own. But what I have learned from traveling has surpassed it all. Ever since spending three months studying abroad in Spain in college, I have yearned to see and experience as much of the world as I can.
I came from the farm. A large, "industrial," family farm in Central Kansas that grows wheat, corn, soybeans, and milo. My parents also believe in using science to answer questions and taught me to think critically, solve problems, and work hard. I am ever thankful for the experience of growing up where I did with the parents I have.
My Credentials: I have a BS in Dietetics from Kansas State University and an MS in Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Kansas Medical Center. I completed my internship at the University of Kansas Medical Center, with my clinical rotation in the KU Med Hospital, my community rotation at Wyandotte County WIC clinic, and my management rotation at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.
I passed my dietetic registration exam in 2011 (and am now an RDN - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist) and began working full-time after I finished my master's degree. Since graduating, I've working in two separate outpatient endocrinology clinics (Cray Diabetes Self-Management Center at KU Med and Banner Medical Group - Endocrinology). I've worked mostly with patients with diabetes, weight management, and some food intolerances (such as Celiac disease). In 2014, I earned my Certified Diabetes Educator certificate (CDE) and regularly work with patients to manage food, exercise, and insulin to maintain near-normal blood glucose levels.
I think that's all for now. So, here we go. Thanks for joining me on this ride.