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A Peruvian Nutrition Clinic

For the past two weeks I forged ahead alone far, far away from our house (an hour walk there and back) to the nutrition clinic where I worked with a Peruvian nutritionist.  Before I went, I was looking forward to the experience and had done some research on the nutritional issues in Cusco.  I knew iron deficiency anemia was a huge problem.  Being here six weeks, I could now see why.  We have been pumped with so much rice, corn and potatoes that it isn’t even funny anymore.  The clinic is called MONET and basically is like the American version of Early Intervention, WIC and a cooking class all in […]

A Peruvian Farmer’s Market

I am traveling and working in Peru right now.  What a delight it has been!  I am living with a family who takes care of my meals and I asked Ana, the woman who prepares the food, if she would take me to the market. Last Saturday I had the pleasure to accompany her to her local farmer’s market to buy the food for the week.  Her trek is similar to my trek every Saturday morning in Laguna Beach…well…almost.   The first few stands looked quite similar to my market, but I can never find pineapples or bananas. Then I saw the cheese…just laying there…out in the open.  I am […]