Callie Anne Troutman
Welcome to Callie Anne Troutman ‘Real Nutrition;’ formerly ‘Our Culinary Thing!’
I started this blog back in 2013 with my (then) boyfriend (now husband) as a way of sharing our love of food while dating long distance. Since then, this blog evolved significantly as I navigated through what it means to have a peaceful, satisfied, healthy relationship with food. I am still learning daily how to eat intuitively; how to fuel my body healthfully; how to combat normalized, orthorexic lifestyles; and how to have grace with my humanness. In the last couple years I was fortunate enough to be able to turn my interest and passion into a career.
I am a pre-med drop-out… in the sense that I made the decision not to go to medical school my senior year of college. Enter school for public health: no blood, no guts, no gore. I moved from the conservative state of Texas to a liberal university in the middle of Washington DC, where I got my Masters in Global Health Communication.
For my thesis, I analyzed healthy food availability, quality and prices in corner stores located in the lowest-income wards of DC, and found through my research that education is a crucial component of any assistance programs. EDUCATION! From there, I focused my efforts on marketing and communications at a health tech startup and at a massive PR conglomerate.
Because I just seem to love the grind, and because I am a perennial student, I decided to go back to school to get my Masters of Science in Nutrition Education and to become a registered dietitian. I now spend my days studying; working as a ‘Policy Scholar’ at the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy; assisting an undergraduate class at Columbia on food policy and public health; recipe-testing, writing and brainstorming for Joy Bauer and her team; and writing on this blog every now and then. 🙂
I currently live in Manhattan (NY) with my husband. I love and hate the city. As a midwesterner at heart, I find the pace to be quick and the energy a bit abrasive. That said, you CANNOT beat the opportunities, the walks, the restaurants, the excitement, the diversity or the talent.