TIPS FOR A HEALTHIER YOU AND A HEALTHIER PLANET
FARMERS MARKET/BUYING DIRECTLY FROM A FARMER
Good for you – you get fresh & flavorful produce
Good for the environment – you reduce your carbon foot-print
Good for the farmer – you support local economy
Choose foods that are in season & grown close to where you live
Befriend your farmer – ask questions, create connections
Bring your own bags – there is not always a need for packaging
SUPERMARKET – if there is no farmers market
Know what’s in your food. Read labels. Don’t be fooled by health claims – look at the ingredient list
Prefer small companies and brands to big corporations – it helps to evenly distribute wealth
Do your research. Buy from companies who are transparent, who treat workers, animals & the environment with respect
Make your kitchen, along with cooking and eating, the central part of your home
Cook from ‘one-ingredient’ real foods
Let children help and try new foods
Take time for your meal, enjoy it with all your senses
Eat together with your family, or invite a friend or neighbor over
Be kind. Always.
Get enough sleep
If you feel down, go for a walk. If you still feel down, go for another one.
Be gentle with yourself. And others.
Disconnect from technology when possible
Read that book you’ve been wanting to read
See the friend you’ve been wanting to see
Befriend your neighbors
Plant a garden
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Spread the Word. Tell your friends and family.
There is no better way to make an impact than to be the impact.