Fun activity with kids and students to educate about Healthy Foods of each category! See activity instructions below. Enjoy!
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Whole unprocessed oats are better for you as it takes longer to digest (steadier rise on blood sugar) compared to Cheerios and other processed cereals which are rapidly digested, creating a spike on blood sugar which doesn’t last through morning.
On the article, Dr. Mozaffarian also mentions about a practical way to choose healthful whole grain products: look for products with a total carbohydrate-to-fiber ratio that’s less than 10 to 1 (which means products with less total carbohydrate and more fiber are better).
This is a list of prohibited food additives of School Food in NYC. Although these additives are approved by FDA for consumption, they aren’t necessarily essential or nutritious in a diet. For some of these additives, there are studies showing that they can even be harmful to our health and/or the environment in the long run. For example, processed/ cured meats (e.g. ham, hot-dogs, sausages) which have sodium nitrate are considered as carcinogenic by WHO (IARC).
This list can be a helpful guide for you and your family to shop and consume more nutritious and safer foods.
It’s impressive the efforts of farmers trying to provide healthy food and facilitate access to groceries in West Virginia food deserts through agriculture training and mobile farmer’s market. However, there is an important aspect that need to be solved: unemployment.
Balanced and nutritious lunch box idea:
Check out Brooklyn Grange‘s timelapse video on how they started their rooftop farm: