Hip, hip hooray it’s our 2nd blog birthday!

Nutrition News — By on February 28, 2012 at 11:08 am

Yes, that’s right, we’re celebrating big time today in the press room.  Another successful year has passed and it’s time to give thanks, make sure you caught the headlines and give you the scoop on what we’re cooking up next.

We loved….

Bringing…… you more fantastic dietitians and nutritionists, thanks for the wonderful posts Denise Leyden, Camey Demmitt, Julie Masci, Jessica Fishman Levinson, Dr Rosemary Stanton, Marsha Hudnall, Jemma O’Hanlon, Jane Read, Lisa Yates, Natasha Jo Leader, Kate Bullen, Kate Freeman, Nicole Senior, Heidi Thornton, Sarah Patterson, Trudy Williams, Nicki Briggs, Milena Katz & Liz Beavis and Amanda Clark.

Launching…… the Sub of the Month mentoring program and encouraging more nutritionists and dietitians to jump on line professionally.  Thank you to all our amazing Subs so far: Mel Haynes, Melissa Carmody, Ashleigh Jones, Deb Blakley, Jenna Obeid, Sharon Brooks and Shae Rickards. We can’t wait to have you back again soon, and to the savvy students, watching your successful career unfold.

Founding…… our live twitter chat #EatKit in conjunction with Catherine Saxelby of FoodWatch.

Helping…others and using social media for social good.  One of our most important posts was helping Japan after disaster.  Collectively with other bloggers we raised just under $67,000.

It’s time to say a huge thanks to…

You.  Yes, you. Our lovely readers and supporters.  We can’t thank you enough for your comments and interest in sound nutrition.

Thanks to Trevor Young for including us on the BlogHub Australia directory, Janet Helm for highlighting our blog as a success story at American Dietitians Association conference and to GI News and The Food Coach for our guest posting.  And to the National Library of Australia for inculding us in the Pandora, Australia’s Web Archive database (no idea if anyone uses this ancient looking site, but it sounds impressive).

Thanks to all the wonderful Recipe Redux members who inspire us in the Kitchen Klinic, especially founding dietitians Regan Miller Jones, Deanna Segrave-Daly and Serena Ball.

Sincere thanks to Ocean Spray for being our first Scoop Supporter and enabling us to have our Scoop Sub of the Month program.  If you know anyone who may be interested in supporting us contact us here for details or a media kit.

Finally to Fleur in the Scoop newsroom, for going above and beyond.

We’re excited to announce….

The launch of our new initiative, The Urban Forage Files and would love YOU to be involved.  It’s a collective way to share all our foodie finds around the globe, outside the big supermarkets.  Don’t get me wrong, supermarkets are full of fab food too, but it’s important to expand your horizons. You may like to upload a pic of your home grown tomatoes? A pin or picture and link to your local farmers market? Country cooking school? Or a speciality food store, artisan or handmade product?  If you’re a blogger, make sure you pin your related posts too. You can join in by:

- Follow or become a contributor to our shared board on Pinterest.  Email me and we’ll add you: emmastirling@scoopnutrition.com

- Use this hashtag #urbanforage to tag photos on instagram or twitter.

We’ll be selecting top picks to feature on our blog and facebook page…stay tuned later this week when I reveal my new, vintage shopping trolley.  We also have a growing number of fab boards on Pinterest, like this one on hot new, nutrition and recipe books.  But I’ll leave you with my favourite image so far below.  And ask you to please take a mo to give us feedback in the comments. Do you like us? What do you want more of? How can we help YOU?

 

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  • Frances

    Congratulations Emma and the Scoop team!

    It’s fantastic to see all your achievements.

    I think the best part of your blog (and tweet chat, and and Pinterest board – aren’t you exhausted?!) is that it is fun.

    Sometimes dietitians come across as lecturing or boring or stick-in-the-mud in the media – not because we are, but because it is so hard to constantly communicate the moderation message in the face of the newest fad diet.

    But your work shows that it is possible to promote the healthy eating message without lecturing – but instead with a sense of fun and whimsy.

    I’m looking forward to getting involved in the Urban Forage project on Pinterest, and to continue reading your blog to stay up to date with the latest info from a team with a real passion for food and nutrition.

    Keep up the great work! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    Frances :)

  • Josephine Mollica

    Emma,

    Happy second birthday for your blog. Always insightful and inspiring!
    Love the photos too.

    All the best.

  • http://www.ashleighjones.com/offdutydietitian/ Ash Jones APD

    Congratulations on two fantastic years Emma! What I love about the blog (apart from the fact that it’s fun) is that instead of being 100% self-promoting there is a huge emphasis on sharing the love and building an online, global dietetic community.

    And finally, an explanation on this #urbanforage business! I’ll be getting on board with that for sure.

  • Jenna

    Congrats and happy birthday to the Scoop on Nutrition!

    Emma when I saw you talking at the Deakin Uni careers night back in September last year I pointed to you and said to my friend sitting next to me “I want to be just like that woman!”.

    You were so inpirational and the way you told us that if we want to get somewhere – like in my case get in to nutrition writing – to just do all that you can to get yourself out there.

    Being your December Scoop Sub was the best thing I could have done and I recommend it to anybody and everybody that is interested in nutrition writing and getting yourself out there in social media… You have helped me understand what it takes to be a nutrition student that stands out from the crowd and you have helped me in gaining experience and knowing what is expected in nutrition writing and blogging. You have also helped turn me into a confident uni student that isn’t afraid to put myself out there.

    Thank you so much for everything you have done for me. Thank you for the opportunity to write a post for the Scoop on Nutrition and all that you taught me throughout December, and thank you for continually encouraging me to reach for stars in terms of my career.
    You have faith in me and as a result I have faith in myself. I’ve not only gained a mentor in this industry, I have also gained a friend.

    I look forward to staying in touch and hopefully writing another post for Scoop – maybe even again down the track once I am an APD.

    Once again happy birthday and…
    *raises glass of healthy alternative to alcohol*
    here’s to another 2 years … and beyond!

    Jenna :)

  • http://www.healthyenergy.net.au Sarah Leung

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SCOOP AND CONGRATULATIONS TO EMMA!!!!!! Hope to see more lovely food and nutrition blogs to come!

    Sarah x

  • Michelle

    Congrats Emma – fantastic blog and so much to read! Your work is inspiring and I like that you are so local – just down the road from me here in Geelong.

  • http://www.prwarrior.typepad.com/ Trevor Young

    Congrats Emma, and thanks for the plug :)
    May you have many more ‘blogversaries’!