Today, meet Cassandra Bjork, R.D., L.D., a Clinical Dietician at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. You may recognize Cassie from her “Fast Food and Healthy Eating” video that provided healthy on-the-go eating tips. In case you missed it, watch and ‘share’ the video link below. If you have any additional questions for Cassie please comment below!
Q. What are some of your hobbies outside work?
A. Anything active and/or adventurous! I like to rollerblade, paddleboard, run marathons (just did Grandma’s Marathon on June 17th!) and tried skydiving last month (and succeeded!) Any kids or pets? Not at the moment, but hopefully both someday J
Q As a child, which superhero did you admire?
A. I always admired Ariel from The Little Mermaid for paving her own route and always being true to herself, even if it meant going against the choices others wanted her to make.
Q. Do you have favorite food?
A. My favorite food is peanut butter. I always keep peanut butter packets in my purse and a jar in my trunk for emergency snacks.
Q. If you could travel anywhere where would you go?
A. I would go back to Switzerland, and spend some quality time hiking through the mountains. I spent the month of October 2011 backpacking through Europe, and of the 4 countries I trekked across, Switzerland was my favorite.
Q. What was your favorite subject in school?
A. I loved math and writing.
Q. Do you have a favorite musician/band/type of music?
A. Christian music is my favorite because it is so uplifting and always brings hope and positivity to my day.
Q. Who did you admire when you were a kid?
A. I admired Mother Teresa for her generosity and Jesus for his sacrifice.
Q. Do you have a favorite story/memory from Gillette?
A. My favorite memories are all moments when it seemed as if a light-switch went off in the head of the person I was teaching a nutrition concept to. I love when it makes sense and becomes something personal and achievable!
Q. What do you enjoy most about your job at Gillette?
A. I love showing people how making small changes can give big results! Whether it’s adding in some healthy fats at meals, incorporating a bit of exercise or making sure to always have healthy snacks on hand, these small things can have a big impact on every day life!