As you know, I am training for my first marathon and over the past few weeks, the topic of nutrition as be top of mind for me. I reached out to my network on Facebook and a friend connected me with registered dietician Cassandra Silveira.
Enjoy the conversation and listen all the way through for her answer to our final question. What she shares with us is priceless!
PS – Special thanks to Teresa Weiland (Southdale YMCA in the Twin Cities) for connecting us with Cassandra.
About Cassandra Silveira
Cassandra Silveira is a registered dietician and education coordinator at Dream of Wild Health (DWH). DWH began in 1998 as a program of Peta Wakan Tipi, a St. Paul based non-profit that provides transitional housing for American Indian people in recovery.
At the heart of Dream of Wild Health is a collection of more than 300 rare heirloom seeds that have been donated by tribes and families from around the country. In addition to growing out a select number of heirloom seeds each year, they raise organic vegetables for sale at Farmers Markets in the Twin Cities, and provide educational programs for Native youth and families. They also partner with urban organizations on programs that work to restore the mental, physical, and emotional health of our community.
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