When I originally started this web site, I created this page to catalog the posts that detailed how I’d been incorporating local, seasonal, and sustainable foods into my diet (see dates, below). I wanted to hold myself accountable; make a commitment and then stick to it by way of documentation. Much like a food diary, actually; which is a very credible tool to affect positive behavior change.
But as I evolve, this web site evolves, and I’ve really come to enjoy this new way of food selection and curiosity. I no longer feel I have to title these posts with “Responsible Eating;” that each post in this blog captures this commitment. As a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Public Health, I am supplementing my food knowledge by learning about the current issues that confront our food system. I joined my first CSA this past winter and have thoroughly enjoyed experimenting with new, healthful foods, grown close to home, which has helped to create a greater appreciation for farming and sustainable agriculture. The idea of knowing where our food comes from is so basic, yet a highly abstract idea to so many for a myriad of reasons (i.e. policy, socioeconomic conditions, and education). Please browse the “Resources” page for some interesting articles around this subject!
Within each post (particularly the recipes) I provide hyperlinks to the local farmers and purveyors that provide these healthful foods, as well as recipe suggestions and nutritional tidbits. Join me, as I take the challenge to implement a more thoughtful approach to the food I eat.
Here is the original list of “Responsible Eating” posts: