Soon, I’ll be on my flight to Indonesia. I cannot wait. Over the past few days I have been preparing myself physically–buying 100% DEET lotion, receiving 5 shots and picking up my malaria prescription. I have also been preparing for my research project–translating and printing of surveys for mothers, developing excel sheets to organize my data, collecting previous anthropometric data for children nutrition and creating community-specific qualitative questions. I will be using four major anthropometric calculations to assess malnutrition: height-for-age (stunting), weight-for-age (underweight), weight-for-height (wasted) and BMI (overall assessment). Looking forward to filling the excel sheet in!