Grab a Slice of (Whole Wheat) Bread with a Bit of Butter

January 6, 2014
Whole Wheat Bread Sliced

Welcome to Bread and (a Bit of) Butter (B&BB). For my first post I would like to introduce you to who I am, and what I will be writing about on this blog.

I’m Danielle Kemp, the Dining Services Dietitian at UCSB. Originally I am from the Bay Area, but headed south to study at Cal Poly. After graduation with a BS in nutrition, I moved to the Big Apple where I completed a yearlong dietetic internship at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Upon completion of my internship and test I became a Registered Dietitian (RD) and moved back to California, more specifically Santa Barbara where I worked at Cottage Hospital. Since 2011 I have been with UCSB and have enjoyed my time here am excited to start sharing nutrition information with you.

On this blog I will be writing about nutrition, in a straightforward and realistic manner. Essentially what I want to answer is “what should I be eating?”

My intention is to post a couple times a week, but in the meantime, I’m open to receiving requests for topics. So check back often! And before you go, I’ll leave you with these facts about me:

• I am a runner, I ran track at Cal Poly, and my event was the 800. And I still run almost every single day
• I have completed one half marathon and one full marathon (never doing that again)
• I eat vegetables everyday
• I am married- just over 2 years
• I am a twin- we are fraternal


Blog Topic- Paleo Diet

Eriko, thanks for the topic idea. I will be sure to include this topic in an upcoming post!

baby carrots

What is the truth about baby carrots? Thanks.

Carrot Blush

Thanks for your question jlevangie. To answer your question- what is the scoop regarding baby carrots being cleaned with chlorine. And what is the white film that becomes visible after a few days in the refrigerator? Well first off the white film on the carrots is known a carrot blush. Carrot blush happens because the carrots are peeled and the surface of the carrot dries out faster than its unpeeled counterparts. So the white film is not chlorine. Now in regards to the carrots being cleaned with chlorine. It is possible that carrots are sometimes rinsed with a dilute solution of chlorine. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends baby carrots and many types of fresh produce be washed in an antimicrobial water solution during fresh produce processing. This is done to kill bacteria that causes foodborne illnesses, which prevents you from getting sick. The baby carrot myth has been around for some years. Instead of representing a cancer health hazard, carrot processing with chlorinated water is a health-protective step that helps prevent foodborne outbreaks. So it seems safe to go ahead and eat your baby carrots.

Sprouted grain bread

I eat sprouted grain bread on the recommendation of my alternative healthcare practitioner. However, at $5.20 per loaf, it is quite pricey. Is it that much healthier than regular 100% whole grain bread? Here's the brand I use:


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