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New Zealand Government promotes sustainable diets for personal and planetary health.

New Zealand's Ministry of Health has released a new guide focused on "Sustainability and the Health Sector". This guide highlights ways the food and health sector can make changes to improve the quality of personal and planetary health. The aim of this guide is to support and encourage the New Zealand health sector to take an active role in implementing sustainability as an integral part of its practice. " Pollution of air, soils and waterways, along with sedentary lifestyles, negatively…

Watch for these top 4 food trends in 2019

2019 is a big year for sustainable foods, and these trends could not be more fitting. Our food system is caught in the middle of numerous environmental catastrophes. Plastic pollution is suffocating the oceans, rain forests are being destroyed to grow more food, and people are less healthy than ever. See it to believe it.Check out Brazil's deforestation first hand! (zoom out for scale) Our food system is in need of an extreme makeover. Top 4 food trends to watch for in 2019 1) Plant Based Meals…

The perks of a vegetarian diet with registered dietitian Ginger Hultin

I am excited and honored to be featuring a post by a good friend of mine, Ginger Hultin, MS, RD, CSO, LDN, as she speaks on the vast benefits that are associated from eating a vegetarian diet.  Check out her website and bio at the bottom of the page. Thanks Ginger! Vegetarianism continues to gain popularity; from Meatless Monday to consumer questions about vegetarianism for pregnancy, children and adolescents, to improve health or the environment, and an ever-increasing rate of veggie-based foods…

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