March is Nutrition Month and the Creative Craft Bloggers Group decided to make Nutrition the theme. I thought about making some felt softies for a “food” playset for the grandchildren but rejected the notion due to time constraints. Then I thought about making prints using cut up fruits and veggies. I’m going to save that idea for when the boys are a little bit older. Finally I decided to revisit a graphic I made a long time ago when I first started blogging in order to update it.
It’s from Michael Pollan’s book Food Rules: An Eater’s Manifesto (affiliate link). You might be familiar with his work. He writes a lot about the logistical side of food and how it’s marketed. He argues that the way we produce food in the United States might be efficient in terms of profits for the producers but it doesn’t deliver the healthiest foods. I agree with a lot of what he says and find the reasoning behind his food rules to be sound.
The first rule is: “Don’t talk with your mouth full”
Just kidding. Although it’s a very good rule.
The first rule is: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”
That’s pretty much the philosophy in my home and that approach is reflected in the recipes I share at Lydia’s Flexitarian Kitchen.
The photo was taken years ago at a farmer’s market in Virginia where my in laws live. It was one of the biggest I’d seen until we moved to Spain and experienced their regional food distribution system that’s an amalgam of local coops and larger distributors. Click here or on the image above to download a high resolution file that you can print and frame.
Janet over at Try It – Like It has created a nutrition game I think everyone will enjoy. It emphasizes portion control and food choices.