Your family’s food should be safe and nutritious because what’s more important than the health of your child? Choosing certified organic food is a simple way to help promote health. You can do it by taking small steps that have a big impact.
This week, prepare a meal for your family that includes at least one organic ingredient.
Choose one of your favorite family meals to adapt.
Identify at least one ingredient from that meal to buy organic.
Enjoy making food! Savor the sights, smells, and textures and encourage children too, as well.
Wondering which organic ingredients to start with? Try those that your family eats the most — milk, meats, yogurt, fruits, vegetables.
Find deals and discounts on organic foods by using this guide.
Use one of the following tools to learn about risky chemicals in specific foods.
What’s on My Food
Brain Food Selector
There’s an app for that! Check out this app: iScan My Food- This iPhone app allows you to scan food ingredients and contains information on harmful food additives, toxic ingredients in food and genetically modified foods.
Many pesticides have been linked to a variety of health problems, including: nervous system toxicity, cancer, and hormone system effects.
You can lower your pesticide consumption by nearly four-fifths by avoiding the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables and instead eating the least contaminated produce, according to the Environmental Working Group.
The US EPA has concluded that carcinogens average 10 times the potency for babies than for adults, with some chemicals up to 65 times more powerful. http://ht.ly/3MgxH
How your family will benefit from this challenge:
By eating organic, you reduce your family’s exposure to chemicals that pose health risks like pesticides and synthetic hormones.
Since babies and children are especially vulnerable, choosing organic for them is an enormous investment in their health.
Share your experience!
What did you learn? Your story can help inspire others to live healthier! Please share your tips and trials. Here’s how:
- Talk about it on Facebook. Share a story about this challenge using @healthy_child and/or @stonyfield.
- Tweet about it. Use the #ezorganic hashtag to give a quick example, tip, or link.
This blog post is part of the Easy Organic Living program co-hosted by Baby Center and Healthy Child Healthy World and sponsored by Stonyfield.