Runnermamma1...... Not everyone knows what foods belong to what groups. Not everyone has "the slightest clue about healthy eating". Some children are reared not knowing what a fruit is let alone what healthy eating is. The nearest some get to a strawberry is the flavour in the chewy sweet they are eating. You are lucky, you obviously have more than an idea of what is healthy eating, but, the disparaging remarks you make about the author, I felt were less than charitable.
The list is there for the benefit of those who are in need of help. And, surely that is us all to some degree.
Don't know about where you live, but usually, if you buy food that is locally sourced and in season, it is much less expensive than buying food out of season and therefore imported from all around the world. It is also much better for the body because the body takes nutrients best from from foods that are whole and grown nearest to where the body is physically living.
Personally, I think the list is excellent, clear cut, and for anyone at all unsure about the varying groups of foods and what foods are in what groups, this list is spot on. As a result of it, hopefully, it will help many hundreds along the way, especially young mothers against the onslaught of marketing madness in every aisle in the supermarket Well done the author, I say. And thank you very much. xxx
- 11/13/2010 8:35:42 AM