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Eating "Green"

Updated: Jul 1

Did you know the food choices you make and the way you shop for, prepare, and serve food can negatively impact the environment? Well, that is absolutely true—and it is becoming increasingly important that we all help our environment in every way we can. Here are some great “eating green” tips to help you get started.

Try eating non-meat meals a couple of times per week. It is now known that the cost to the environment of meat production is far greater than the cost to produce non-meat protein foods such as soybeans, legumes, etc.

Buy local and organic. Buying locally grown foods cuts down on the environmental costs associated with transporting produce to your community from great distances. In the summer months, farmer’s markets are the ideal place to buy local produce, and certain grocery store chains actually feature local produce! Choose organic produce whenever possible to reduce exposure to pesticides and help reduce the runoff and pollutants that may contaminate our water, soil, and air.

Make a shopping list. Take inventory of everything you need for preparing healthy meals before you head to the store. A shopping list helps prevent impulse buying and multiple trips back and forth. You’ll also help reduce emissions and save wear and tear on your car.

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