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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Eat Green for Earth Month

Eat Green for Earth Month

April is Earth Month. In honor of Earth Month, it is a great time to think about eating green. There are many connections between conservation and food. Here are some tips for eating green.
Tip 1 – Eat smart. Know your food – what’s in it, where it came from and who it impacts.
Tip 2 –Incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your diet is good for your health and the health of the planet. Eating more plants can help curb greenhouse emissions and slow deforestation rates. Start by reducing the amount of animal products in your diet. Replace meat with healthier beans, legumes, whole grains and extra servings of fruits and vegetables.
Tip 3 – Eat local. Eating food grown close to home is a simple strategy to help the environment. Buying local reduces the distance a food item travels from farm to table and helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and often reduces packaging. Find in-season produce at grocery stores and farmer’s markets
 Tip 4- Plant a vegetable garden. For more information on starting and growing a garden, contact your county extension office.

 Tip 5 – Try some new recipes using food grown locally.

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