Today I came across 3 different articles regarding health and the food industry that I wanted to share with you all.
The articles are well written and bring to light some food and health related issues that really interest me, and are part of the reason why I have decided to become a health coach.
The first article my friend Eileen shared with me: Hospital Food So Fresh, Even The Healthy Come to Dine. My Favorite part of the article is the ending: “If patients eat better, they’ll feel better and leave the hospital quicker.” Food = medicine.
The second article I found through a Facebook group through my school, Institute for Integrative Nutrition: Why The Campaign to Stop America’s Obesity Keeps Failing. I love how the author is looking deeper into the issues of obesity and how the answer may not just be from working out more and eating less. Although both of those factors definitely contribute to weight loss and a healthier lifestyle, it’s the food choices we make that are part of the obesity crisis in America; it’s the ingredients that is in our food.
The third article I found through Seacoast Eat Local: Localvore Index 2012. I am happy to see that my home State of New Hampshire is near the top of the list, ranking at #13! And I am proud to say that I am part of the localvore movement in my State, by belonging to a CSA and buying from farmers markets and local farms. I couldn’t help but think this article was a great answer to the second article – perhaps buying and eating local, wholesome food is the answer to obesity crisis?
Which article is your favorite, and why?