Hello there!

Photograph from Wan I am a doctoral student in Nutrition, yoga teacher, wellness coach, enthusiastic cook, and a voracious eater.

I think about growing, cooking, and eating food for most of my day. I love to share what I am learning with others, and I am passionate about improving health and wellness through how we purchase, prepare, and eat food.
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More about what you’ll find here:

    Nutrition, health, and lifestyle blog: At Happy Healthy Human, I share my strategies for buying or preparing delicious and healthy foods. It can be hard to know where to start when navigating grocery stores, restaurants, and your own kitchen…I want to help you feel more comfortable and confident in your ability to buy or prepare delicious and healthy foods. I’ll also share interesting findings from the scientific literature and tips on making healthy decisions across your life – from being active to stress management, from getting enough sleep and spending enough time with loved ones. Let’s be happy healthy humans together!
    Yoga: As I go through training to be a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) at Franklin Street Yoga, I’ll also be sharing poses, sequences, and insights from my vinyasa (flow) training.
    Research: I am currently completing my dissertation in nutrition. My dissertation focuses on the impacts of community environment on eating and physical activity behaviors and BMI in adults, with special attention to differences in these effects by age, gender, or socioeconomic status. It’s pretty cool.
    Et Al.: Et al. is the dinner club I host with my friends, Julia Colgrove and Karen Caffrey. We have monthly themed dinners with expertly-prepared foods, paired with delicious wines from small producers. Friends from all over the Triangle come by to share good food, nice wine, and great company.

Thanks for stopping by! Contact me at samantha.attard[at]gmail.com if you have questions or comments – I’d love to chat!

Just a note: any opinions or views expressed do not represent the opinions of the Nutrition Department, the Gillings School of Global Public Health or the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.