from the farm to your table


There is a great new valuable resource that is available on-line that I wanted to let my readers know about. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched a new feature on their MyPyramid website that helps families make healthier food choices and gain a better appreciation for how their food is made. If you were to ask any child where food comes from, I bet the most common response is “the store.” But children need to understand really that food comes from a farmer’s field. Most food is grow and then processed. The site can teach you a lot about produce, meal planning and gardening. It even has a section that gives tips on how to achieve a healthier lifestyle.  It’s all part of the “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” campaign. The new webpage presents facts about specific fruits, vegetables and other foods and the farmers who grow them. It provides a menu tracker along with a MyFood-a-pedia, which gives consumers quick access to nutritional information for over 1,000 foods. What a valuable resource. I hope you will check it out.

Know your farmer

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Coach Lora Erickson is an Ironman All-World athlete and certified running and triathlon coach recently competing in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Africa in 2018. Lora was born and raised in Colorado and was to run for the University and Utah & Utah State University where she obtained a degree in Community Health Education with duel minors in Chemistry and Nutrition. Coach Lora has a true passion for health promotion and loves to share her experiences. Learn more: About Coach Lora Erickson