Not only am I “out of the weeds”, but things are moving quickly, and Out of the Weeds is growing by the day. I will be in Jacksonville this weekend at the super new, super awesome Baymeadows Winn-Dixie concept store sampling from 3 to 5 pm. If you are in the area, please come out and see me. If you know anyone in the area, I would be eternally grateful if you share this and send your friends.
As a part of our growth, I am so excited to introduce you to Lindsay Frazer, who will be with me this Saturday, and will be working with me ongoing, helping to create healthy and delicious recipes featuring Out of the Weeds products.
Greetings! I’m Lindsay; a Florida Native (hailing from Jacksonville, Florida), a lover of food and fun in the sun, and have a heart that pumps Garnet and Gold! My wonderful husband, Joe Fraser, and I met while performing in the Florida State University’s Flying High Circus over six years ago (where I also met Robin’s amazing daughter, Mackenzie, one of my best friends), got married in September 2015 (yes, Mackenzie was a bridesmaid), and are living in St. Augustine, FL. And now the Frasers are proud owners of the world’s cutest Boston Terrier puppy, Tank.
I am a Registered Dietitian, licensed in the state of Florida, and am currently working for Florida Hospital as a Dietitian in the Community Care Network program. I work alongside Registered Nurses (RN’S) and Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW’s), and provide nutrition care and support for high risk patients in the Palm Coast and Ormond Beach communities. I learn something new every day, and work with some extraordinary clinicians! Joe is a Physical Therapy Doctorate student at University of St. Augustine (expected graduation of December 2016). And as for Tank, well, Tank is a puppy and does his work from home, trying to sneak under the bed and chew on things he’s not supposed to; he’s a busy guy.
I earned both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from The Florida State University in Dietetics and Nutrition, where I also completed a 1200 hour Dietetic Internship to become eligible to sit for the Registered Dietitian exam. (Want to know something fun? I passed the exam less than 24 hours before my best friend and I went on a two-week long European backpacking trip…And then Joe and I got married a little over a month later. A whirlwind of excitement!)
I have over three years of experience working in the fitness and wellness field as a certified Health Coach and Group Fitness Instructor. While working in FSU’s Campus Recreation department as a Wellness Consultant, I performed body composition analyses, blood glucose and lipid testing, resting metabolic rate testing, fitness testing, free cooking classes for students, and had my hand in various wellness outreach events. Through Campus Rec., I got my first group exercise teaching experience (basic step aerobics), and eventually got a job as a trainer at the High Intensity Training Center in Jacksonville, post-graduation in 2014. There, I performed many of the same wellness and fitness testing techniques I learned back at FSU (isn’t that University the best?!), and had the opportunity to hone in my skills working with various age groups and fitness levels doing personal training, as well as small and large group boot camp class training. Even though I have moved to pursuing other exciting endeavors as an RD, I always tell people that my first love is Wellness. As one of my previous supervisors lovingly joked, “Wellness for everybody!” And I believe it! It encompasses everything I try and live my life by: wholesome nutrition, fitness, and wellness physically, mentally, and spiritually.
But. Let’s be honest, eating is probably the very first love, which started this all and led me to making a career in nutrition and wellness. Isn’t it great that I get paid to tell people what they can’t eat? JUST KIDDING. RD’s do more fun stuff than that. Growing up with parents that let me order off of the adult menu as a ten year-old (I don’t know if I should brag about that or not…), I legitimately get excited about good food and the experiences that come along with it.
And I am very excited for the opportunity to join Out of the Weeds on this journey dedicated to good, wholesome eating. That is the beauty of enjoying food; there are so many delicious things to try, so let’s get tasting!
Friends, join me in welcoming Lindsay to the Out of the Weeds family, and to the land of food blogging, recipe creating and retail food sales. We hope to see you all in Jacksonville this Saturday, March 12th, 3 to 5 pm, at the Winn-Dixie located at 9866 Baymeadows Road.
Out of the weeds and into your kitchen,