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Oregon dietitians educate policy makers on food waste reduction

Every other year, the Oregon Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics hosts Oregon Legislative Day, where RDNs, NDTRs and dietetic interns across Oregon are invited to meet at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, OR meet with their legislators, communicate the role of RDN/NDTRs and advocate for nutrition-related policy. RDNs advocating for sustainable food systems Using their power in numbers, nutritionists from all over the state congregate for an educational session around public policy and the opportunity to meet with their…

Readers Digest article on GMO foods.

Readers Digest article on GMO foods, quoted below: Wondering what GMOs are and if they're beneficial or pose a threat? Here's what you need to know, and how to tell if a food is genetically modified. What exactly is a GMO? The official USDA definition is “an organism produced through genetic modification.” What does this really mean, though? Strictly speaking, all plant breeding methods, including simple cross breeding, alter a plant’s DNA, notes Erin MacGregor, RD, a dietitian in Toronto. “So all agricultural…

Palm oil is killing the planet. Here’s how you help.

You're likely not reaching for palm oil when making your favorite meal, but you'd be surprised how often we use it in our everyday lives. Palm oil is found in a wide variety of products we use everyday. Goods such as instant noodles, ice cream and even laundry detergent contain palm oil. It's a ubiquitous line item on the list of many ingredient lists. But what is palm oil? Is it healthy for us? Is it okay for the planet?…

The Sustainable Plate – Free Infographic

Eating foods that are healthy for us and for the environment is essential if we want to feed the future sustainably. This free 'Sustainable Plate' infographic is a simple way to visualize the global warming potential (GWP) of foods we regularly eat. Feel free to pass this resource along to a friend, client, or even print a copy off for your fridge! Loading... FREE Download

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…

Ultra-processed foods

There are processed foods and then there are ultra-processed foods. While this may sound like an arbitrary difference, it's quite important. The processing of foods is not innately negative. In fact, many processed foods are packed full of nutrients. Think crushed tomatoes in a can, frozen broccoli, or dried lentils. All of these foods are processed and still healthy. Ultra-processed foods are different. These foods have been processed so heavily that they are generally void of valuable nutrients. They typically…

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