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.