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Hi I'm Molly

I'm a Registered Dietitian from Colorado and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I sometimes refer to myself as “# 4” because I am the fourth of eight children. I love being part of a large family. I grew up in Colorado on a small farm. My dad always tells us that the main reason we have the farm was to teach us how to work... but we also learned how to play. I love being out in nature. I grew up hiking, rafting, and camping. I recently learned how to swim for real and completed my first sprint-triathlon! I graduated with a degree in Nutrition & Fitness and completed a Dietetic Internship in order to become a Registered Dietitian. I now work as a Dietitian in private practice and at a hospital.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was young I was Mormon because that is how I was raised by my parents. Now I am Mormon because I believe. I believe that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. I believe that because he does not change he will speak to us through prophets today. I believe that he loves us and wants to be involved in our lives. I have found that as I apply the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ I can feel of the Spirit and draw closer to my Father and my Savior.

How I live my faith

Right now, I serve Sunday school teacher helping young adults prepare to serve as missionaries. I served a mission in Alabama a few years ago and now LOVE helping others prepare. We review the basic principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ and practice teaching these so people from any background can relate and understand.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Molly
God gave us the ability to choose. There are substances in coffee, tea, alcohol, tobacco and other harmful drugs that limit our ability to choose. The intent of the law of health we follow is to preserve our ability to make good choices. This law of health is called the “Word of Wisdom”. It not only guides us regarding the substances to avoid, but also those to include in our diet. We are told to eat fruits and vegetables in their season, include grains, and eat meat sparingly. We are promised that if we follow these guidelines we will be healthy, able to learn and accomplish all that is required of us by our various roles in life. I am grateful for the blessings I receive from following the Word of Wisdom. As a Dietitian I especially love this law of health because as I’ve seen the US guidelines for nutrition develop they are now aligning with what the Lord told us many years before. I believe that the guidelines set forth in our law of health are the minimum requirements for good health. It may be necessary for some people to avoid certain foods or eat a lower fat diet, or avoid caffeine entirely, but these specifics are not mentioned in the law of health and are to be determined by each individual. Show more Show less