We have become obsessed with food – growing it, shopping for it, preparing it, eating it, taking pictures of it, writing about it, thinking about it. We’re talking about food everywhere – on TV, online, in magazines. But are we having the right conversations?
Good nutrition can seem like an inaccessible goal. Nutrition information is often presented as if we all live in laboratories – straightforward and factual, yes, but difficult to translate into real-world usefulness. It can be tough to understand how we can incorporate the information on a personal, day-to-day level. And when it comes to changing our habits, the lack of understanding is a gateway excuse: once you’ve got that one, others will follow – we don’t have the time, we can’t afford fresh produce, we don’t have the right kitchen gadgets, our kids would surely revolt, etc.
We’re hoping that the information provided in this new blog will make nutrition information understandable in a real and personal way, show you that “good for you” can be a lot easier and tastier than you had imagined, and take away at least that gateway excuse (the others are up to you). Good nutrition doesn’t have to consist of inflexible rules and it doesn’t have to taste like cardboard. With a little effort and attention, we can eat remarkably well and still maintain – and improve – our health.
Our Real Life Nutrition bloggers are all registered dietitians who will share sound information from their individual perspectives. Each one has a different approach to making that connection between laboratory and real-life. We hope they will inspire you to have new conversations about food, that are headed in a healthy direction.