What Does “Better Choices” Really Mean, Anyway?

Food is important to people. It’s personal to people. And for good reason. We learn from our parents, family and friends about food, cooking and what we like and dislike. It becomes even more personal when we start to connect the food and lifestyle choices we make with our health. What happens when what we think we know about what we eat meets what we need to know about what we eat?

Done at the Grocery Store…Now what?

Your food shopping experience doesn’t stop when leave the grocery store. It goes on into the home, where you have to unload the groceries, promptly refrigerate or freeze items that need cold storage, and put away canned and dried goods. But you know how that goes. When you’re busy, tired, or distracted, even the best intentions for maintaining a neat and tidy kitchen go by the wayside, and everything just gets crammed into the cabinet, freezer or fridge while you tell yourself that you can just sort it out later.

When it comes to our food, what do we really mean when we say local?

Where does our food come from? This question is top of mind for many people these days, especially when selecting food and making the best choices we can to support our health goals. As we become more removed from the farm (most people are at least four-plus generations removed from farming), we are intrigued by farmers, and want a closer connection to our food. It feels good to say we support local farmers and ranchers, but what does “local” actually mean?

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