23 Mar 31 Days of Healthy Eating: Tip 23 from Maggie Moon
Happy National Nutrition Month! Healthy eating tip 23 is from my long time colleague Maggie Moon. Maggie and I used to be co-editors of The Grapevine, the publication at our graduate school Teachers College, Columbia University. Maggie’s words of wisdom are always inspiring. Today she reminds us how important it is to eat seasonally and locally.
Eat peak season produce that has been grown locally. Locally grown fruits and vegetables tend to be at their best quality and most affordable (double score) when they are at peak season. Taste is king, so eating fruits and vegetables when they are at their best is a great way to get hooked on and loving these healthful foods.
How To Do It?
Many retailers will tout their locally grown produce, so keep an eye out for in-store signage. It should also be affordable, so look for good price points. For a general overview of what’s in season, check out Produce for Better Health’s list here. To get to know what’s specifically in season in your region, find a community supported agriculture (CSA) group near you, here.
Maggie Moon, M.S., RD, is a Los Angeles-based registered dietitian. She recently authored a book on food sensitivities, “The Elimination Diet Workbook,” continues to contribute to healthy living media as a writer and an expert source, and provides nutrition counseling. Connect with Maggie on her website and on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.