Sorry the blog didn't make it up yesterday - I've been busy with lots of different projects lately including teaching a nutrition lab at my alma mater. I am absolutely loving it! I'm pretty sure I'm much more excited for the 2 hour labs than the students are and I'm still getting the hang of it, however the information is so relevant to what I do everyday that I'm learning so much just by teaching it!
For those of you who follow me on social media (facebook, instagram, twitter) you may have caught what today's post was going to be about. For those ofyou who don't follow me you should probably get on that. haha You can usually find me by searching "Whitty Nutrition" - just don't forget the "h"!
Often as I'm getting ready for my day I like to have my tablet sitting on my vanity and listen to music or watch an episode of something on Netflix. Last week I was getting ready to head to the university to teach a lab and I noticed a new ad on the Netflix banner for a documentary called 'Living on One Dollar.' I quickly read the the description and thought it sounded interesting so I clicked on it and began to watch. I'm a sucker for documentaries.
The film opens with a time lapsed aerial view of a what looks like small village in the middle of a tropical country. This is followed by a clip of a woman, in brightly colored clothes washing dishes by hand at an outdoor sink with chickens wandering around her feet. Contrasting that is a clip of a young male (hint - you'll see him again later) brushing his teeth in a modern looking bathroom and you start to get the idea that the film is going to compare/contrast the lifestyle differences between two cultures from across the globe. And your feeling would be right.
These contrasting images continue to flicker back and forth for a few minutes followed by an introduction of the young men that created this project and in turn, the Living On One organization.