Bobby Kasmire '23

"Food is supposed to be fun"
UNH Nutrition Major Bobby Kasmire '23

Bobby Kasmire is a nutrition major: nutrition and wellness option from Southbury, Connecticut.

COLSA: What is your nutrition option and why did you choose it as your major?

Bobby Kasmire: My Nutrition option is Nutrition and Wellness. I chose this option because I feel very strongly about the idea that food is a part of our lives that is meant to be enjoyed. As much as food is essential to help us fuel our bodies properly, it's also essential for us to live a fulfilling and joyful life. After overcoming a poor relationship with food in my past I now want to use my newfound love and passion for food to further educate myself and others how valuable nutrition is.

COLSA: Why, in your own view, is nutrition important?

Bobby: Nutrition is so important in our lives. Proper and balanced nutrition is necessary to feel better physically and mentally. I know for me on days where I'm feeling sluggish or lethargic, I go make or buy myself a good and satisfying meal to feel more energized to finish out the rest of my day. Nutrition is also key in physical fitness or activity. For me as a CrossFit athlete, I know I need to fuel myself properly to get the best out of my workouts.

COLSA: What do you love about the nutrition program at UNH?

Bobby: All of the amazing people I have met and shared experiences with since joining the nutrition program is definitely the best part about being in the major. Being able to talk all things nutrition with my peers and professors has been so much fun, and I can't wait to meet so many more incredible people within the program during the rest of my time at UNH.

COLSA: What do you plan to do with your degree?

Bobby: After I complete my degree I would love to work with individuals who are actively looking to improve their relationship with food. Being able to play any kind of role in shaping the way someone views food for the better as a career would be a dream come true.

COLSA: If you could offer one bit of nutrition advice, what would it be?

Bobby: All foods are acceptable in moderation! Enjoying food is way more important than tracking every single macro and avoiding certain foods. Food is supposed to be fun.

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