Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Teaching Wellness, October 1, 2017

How Do Your Eating Habits Impact the Environment?

WARNING: Once you realize the importance of food selection in reducing your carbon footprint, you may never be able to eat mindlessly again. 

But here's the good news!  With a few simple changes, you can save the planet while improving your physical health, sense of wellbeing, weight and weekly food budget. 

Here are some tips to get you started.  Stop by the Green Tent this Sunday and learn more or share your own suggestions.  

Buy only what you need.
 Buy an assortment of foods that include some that can last a week or more.  

Eat foods in their original form.  No processing to degrade food value, no packaging to deplete the environment.

Grow your own  No processing to degrade food value, no packaging to deplete the environment.  Food is right outside your door.  Don't have space for your own garden?  Help a friend or neighbor with their crops and share the bounty.

Save Water
Eat Lower on the Food Chain
Eat Lower on the Food Chain
Replace beef with other forms of protein to save water, money and lives.  And when you do consume animal protein, look into how it was raised.  Choose farmers who use more humane practices at all stages of meat production.

Prepare  and eat meals at home. You will burn about 250 calories for each meal you prepare.  If you have young children, you will teach them a valuable skill which is empowering and a money saver.  

Mar Vista resident and Green Committee Chair Jeanne Kuntz is a certified wellness coach.  Stop by the Green Tent and get a free consultation on habit change.  Learn more at her  website, Teaching Wellness .
Our Food Pyramid is heading in the right direction for a healthier planet!

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