Confession #12

I was chatting with a coworker about our favorite cultural foods (coworker is Colombian, I am Puerto Rican) and my white manager butts in and says “Wow, don’t you guys have any healthy food, do you?” I immediately felt defensive and tried to spout off some healthy cultural foods of ours, to be met with a dismissive, “Sounds like a lot of carbs.” It made me sad to think that she has been a nutrition professional for 20 something years and has been similarly dismissing her clients for that long.

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