Latest News from News 3
Summerlin Hospital
Dr. Troell
Green Valley Fertility Partners Banner Ad
Stardocs Success Stories

Eat Well To Be Well

Written by Kimberly Pinkson, Ecomom Alliance

What to Know

Most food travels over 1,200 miles before it gets to your plate, losing nutritional value along the way, as well as depleting natural resources and adding to global warming in the transportation process. The food we choose for ourselves and our family impacts everyone's health and wellness, and though ideally we would all be growing our own veggies, milking the cows, and eating every home cooked meal, together around the family table, that's just not a reality for most of us in today's world. But there is a lot you can do!

By choosing organic, locally grown, and seasonal produce, meats, dairy, and legumes whenever possible you protect your family from exposure to toxic pesticides and help keep our waterways and food chains healthy and clean for generations to come.

What to Do

  1. Utilize EWG's Shopper's Guide To Pesticides to learn how you can make the best choices for your budget and avoid giving your family chemically-sprayed and grown food. For the produce with the most pesticides, you definitely want to buy organically grown, and then go conventional on the least heavily sprayed items.
  2. Grocery shop at your Farmer's Market whenever possible, and get to know your local farmers. Many small farms can't afford to be certified organic, but they know that chemicals aren't good for anyone and choose not to use chemical or petroleum based fertilizers and pesticides. Their products are good, clean, and healthy. Locally grown also has nutrients that are more beneficial to your body than are foods grown thousands of miles away.
  3. Read In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan
  4. Recipe ideas: Family Eats, Organic To Be, Organic Authority

Get More Involved

  • Join the Slow Food Movement, and rediscover a sense of pleasure and community in your meals
  • Visit Local Harvest, to find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.
  • Teach children about how food is grown through programs like Edible School Yards and Project Lunch.
  • Hold an EcoMom Party and screen the Sierra Club video, The True Cost of Food
Article Reviewed: June 15, 2012
Copyright © 2014 Healthy Magazine

Related Articles
Experts suggest that staying fit and trim doesn't have to be a drag
Article Reviewed: June 7, 2013
A new report outlines the best ways to treat and prevent colds
Article Reviewed: January 30, 2014
Fire Is Everyone’s Fight
Article Reviewed: January 31, 2014
Why dehydration is sapping your energy.
Article Reviewed: March 16, 2014
Improving your memory is easy and fun
Article Reviewed: November 6, 2013

Nevada's Information Network

All content © Copyright 2013 Intermountain West Communications Company. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service
You may also view our Sitemap.

FCC assistance for any person with disabilities can be provided by contacting us at publicfilehelp@mynews3.com

KSNV Profile & Public Inspection Files

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.