The Standard American Plate
I love love love the Nutrition Action Healthletter from the Center for Science in the Public Interest. CSPI does such great work advocating for healthy school lunch legislation, exposing misleading food labeling and calling-out food purveyors for their 'food porn'.
They are truly America's food and health watchdog. With so much misinformation about health and wellness in the media, they are a solid source of science-backed info we all can trust. I recommend anyone interested in health follow them in social media and consider their very readable and affordable monthly healthletter.
The latest one page healthletter stand-out was their 'State of the Plate' where they contrasted the typical American diet of 1970 vs. 2016. Bottom line? We could do much better. And it's no wonder we've got such a challenge with obesity in our country. In the 70s, the typical daily caloric consumption was just over 2,000. Today we average 2,515 calories every day with added sugars, fats and oils being an increasing portion of that total. Indeed, we need to raise our standards. For a look at that State of the Plate, click here.
My invitation to you:
May your food choices be with a balance of taste and good health in mind.
Note: I proudly don't endorse any products or accept any sponsor money from anyone or any companies. All of my endorsements are unbiased and based on my own knowledge and professional expertise. Whenever considering partnering with any professional, be sure to check 'under the hood' for their credentials. Many 'health coaches' and wellness pros are product salespeople in disguise.
To your good health!
Certified Whole Health Coach
Certified Personal Fitness Trainer