New! Since mid-February 2013, the author is now a registered dietitian in France and can also practice nutrition in the United States and the United Kingdom.
This blog is particularly dedicated to my dad (Jim Brighton 1943-2012) who had a brain stem stroke in February 2009.
My dad has been the inspiration for BrightonYourHealth. His stroke in 2009 left him and our family struggling with the effects of a severe health change. I was angry at my dad. Why didn’t he see a doctor before his stroke to help control his diabetes and high blood pressure?
This blog has helped me vent some of my frustration by using written media to share messages, tips and techniques to help readers live a longer healthier life.
Let me tell you a bit about myself. My name is Mary and I am a registered dietitian in the United States, United Kingdom and France. I have a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition and Exercise and Sports Science from Colorado State University.
For the past 13 years Europe has been home base, with summers spent in America and time devoted to raising 4 children. I do volunteer nutrition work and counsel private clients. I belong to a food club and love to travel to Italy to enjoy Italian cuisine and culture. I am fluent in English and French.
Take some time to read the articles on the blog. I like to add recipes (see the recipe section) and focus many articles on helping parents feed your kids healthy. There is a section on school lunches and lots of stories on comparing how the French culture is different to the American one.
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