Friday, March 5, 2010

Celebrate food... from field to table! Célébrons nos aliments... de la terre à la table!

Dietitians of CanadaHappy Spring! Did you know that March is Nutrition Month

I challenge all of you to think consciously before you eat to help celebrate the diversity of food we have in this country.  Realize where your food comes from, how it was farmed, it's impact of carbon footprint, and it's delivery of optimal nutrition. Choose local, organic unprocessed  foods more often and pre-plan your daily meals.

Nutrition month also gives all of us a great opportunity to educate children about where their food comes from.  
"Dietitians of Canada’s National Nutrition Month Campaign 2010 invites Canadians to celebrate food – right from where it’s grown and harvested all the way to delicious and healthy food on our tables. Here are some great tips to help you in your celebration. Dietitians are your trusted source for nutrition and healthy eating advice."
…In your community
• Start, support or get involved with local community garden projects to grow fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs
• Work with your local school board to create ways to showcase local foods either in the classroom or in the school cafeterias
• Ask your grocery store to carry more local foods.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful site! I found it looking for a recipe for roasted purple top turnips and had to bookmark it!