My name is Marie Lightner and I am a Dietetics major at Montana State University. I am returning to school after graduating in 2007 with a Liberal Studies major, now understanding what I want to do with my life. I have experienced some of my own trials with health, the digestive tract in particular. After dealing with numerous frustrating and emotional obstacles over a long period of time, I am now healthy and have learned a lot about the power of nutrients. I am also devoted to physical fitness, and hope to incorporate these two fields in my career. I would love to work with people (particularly athletes) who want to learn more about nutrition and how to incorporate it into their life, allowing them to be in the best health and shape of their life. This blog is to allow me to discuss the many topics we will be reading about in our class Nutrition and Society. I hope to explore the many ways in which nutrition is involved in our community, anywhere from health care policies to food handling policies and how to make the community more nutritious.