I am a freshman at Missouri State University majoring in Dietetics. I decided to go into Dietetics because of my interest in foods and how they effect our bodies. Because of this, one of my major goals in life is to help change the way people eat to better themselves and their health. I believe that many people in the U.S. are uneducated when it comes to nutrition and it is a goal of mine to better that education and better the eating habits of the people in this country before the effects are irreversible. With this trip, I can witness the takes on nutrition of another country and use that experience to widen my knowledge of nutrition and apply that knowledge to my future career. I will also be fulfilling a goal of mine to travel. I love travelling and getting to understand/experience the diversity and cultures throughout different countries/areas. This trip to Italy through the Missouri State Nutrition/Dietetics program would prepare me to accomplish my future career and life goals.