We know the United States has a problem with ultra-processed foods, and we can point to the well-documented health effects of overconsuming these foods. If the food industry wants to hijack and reframe the dialogue on processed foods, it is important for health advocates to have an alternate strategy that clearly communicates the importance of making room for whole, unprocessed foods.
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I’ve known for a while that Redwood Hill Farm is the “real deal” when it comes to humane treatment of their animals, stewardship of the land, and of course delicious cheese. So when they invited me to come take a tour, I jumped at the opportunity.
The food industry adds salt, sugar, fat, “natural” and artificial flavors, flavor enhancers, and even texture enhancers to make food products not just palatable, but hyper-palatable.
A few weeks ago, Andy Bellatti created Dietitians for Professional Integrity, advocating for greater financial transparency as well as ethical, socially responsible, and relevant corporate sponsorships within the Academy. Here’s why.
I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “clean eating” hundreds of times. But what about the opposite of clean? Yep, I’m talking about eating… dirty.
There’s just something downright nasty about the word “consumption.” It implies that we’re never satisfied, that we never have enough, that we’re all just here to take and take and take. Is that the best inspiration we can muster?
In articles and discussions of food, food policy, food business, and food politics, there’s one word I keep encountering again and again: Consumers.
Next time you see any of these words used on a label or in an advertisement, think of them as a red flag and consider your choice carefully.