Why What You Eat Matters: The Benefits of Shopping Locally
Post by Liz M.
With the holiday season in full swing, it’s easy to load up on carbs and your co-workers’ latest kitchen creations, but let’s not neglect the importance of maintaining a balanced diet and working in some brightly colored vegetables among those starches.
I recently accompanied Dr. PK Newby, a nutrition scientist and co-instructor for the course From Farm to Fork: Why What You Eat Matters, to the Copley Square Farmer's Market to get her take on the benefits of shopping locally and why vegetables are so important for maintaining a healthy diet (and planet).
Revisiting a tale of two plates
Take a look back at Dr. Newby’s commentary on the challenges posed by the new USDA and Harvard food plates in MyPlate, Harvard’s plate, and your plate: The devil is in the dietary details.
And for help in applying sound scientific principles to your own plate, visit Play a Good Knife and Fork, Dr. Newby’s blog about healthy cooking and eating.