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Eating Green

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"Going Green" is a buzz phrase you are hearing a lot from people trying to find ways to help protect our environment now and for future generations. You may have started to switch your lightbulbs, unplug appliances, recycle papers, cans, and bottles, and bring your own reusable bags to the grocery store. All of these things are great ways to protect our planet. Have you thought about how to eat to protect the planet?

 

10 tips on how to eat "green" to reduce your carbon footprint:

  1. Choose foods in packaging that is recyclable or biodegradable
  2. Buy foods in bulk and make your own smaller packages to reduce packaging waste
  3. Eat organic food that is grown without pesticide use
  4. Become a Locavore. Choose food that is locally grown
  5. Choose foods that are USDA organic certified
  6. Reduce the amount of meat you are eating or
  7. Become a vegetarian or flexitarian and reduce the amount of meat you eat
  8. Choose foods that are Fair Trade certified
  9. Choose meats that are grown using free range practices
  10. Support companies who have a smaller carbon footprint and have sustainability programs in place
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MS, RD, CSSD, LD/N

Tara Gidus is a nationally recognized expert and spokesperson on nutrition and fitness.

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