PushLiving is pleased to introduce our newest contributor, Liz Dunn!
Liz is currently in her first year in the Coordinated Master in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Pittsburgh. She graduated in spring 2014 with a Bachelor’s in Nutrition and Dietetics, also from the University of Pittsburgh. Her ultimate goal is to become a Registered Dietitian and work with others with spinal cord injuries to not only reach or maintain a healthy body weight, but also understand the role proper nutrition plays in the body.
While Liz has always been interested in nutrition and exercise, she never considered it as a major until after her accident. She was injured four years ago at 20 via a car accident and is a quadriplegic. She was into sports before her injury, participating in soccer and snowboarding, and recently joined her local quad rugby team. She also participates in other sports like sit skiing, handcycling, and rowing.
“I’m very passionate about helping people to eat well and find ways to incorporate healthy choices into their lifestyle. I realized just how important it was not only in the healing process, but also in prevention of other conditions or problems. In addition to eating well, I also believe in the benefits of exercise.
That being said, I cannot wait to begin this new journey with Push Living!”