Recently, I attended a Hearts-At-Home Conference for moms in Minnesota. If you are a mom that needs practical advice and encouragement – it’s the place to be – I came home feeling recharged and educated because I learned from experts. Experts that have done research, are authors and speakers that have the goal of helping other moms be their best. While there, I met expert professional farm women at the Find Our Common Ground booth.
These women are volunteering their time to provide accurate information about the food they grow to moms who buy that food. That information is based on science and research, as well as their own experience as farm women. Walking through the grocery store, it’s easy to start thinking of a recent news clip that might affect what foods you buy for your family, but what’s the real deal? Here’s a few common questions I receive as a registered dietitian:
- Do I need to be buying organic?
- What does the word “natural” mean and should I be looking for it on foods I purchase?
- What about hormone-free?
- What is GMO and do I need to worry about it?
There are so many choices – literally tens of thousands – at the grocery store, but how to sift through them all to feed our family the best foods? And by best, I mean food that is wholesome, nutritious and tastes delicious without worrying about sensationalized terms like “hormone-free”, “all-natural”, “non-GMO”, or “organic”.
Helping families understand their food from the farm to the table is something I can’t share enough about – and Find Our Common Ground provided me with this infographic to help me help you: What to know before you buy: 5 Things Moms Get Wrong at the Grocery Store.
For more information on GMOs, which is really food biotechnology, check out my blog series.
Still have questions? Comment with your questions about food so I can help make your next grocery shopping experience worry-free! (Disclaimer: I can’t help the worries about carts that might inadvertently hit you in the heels #KidShoppersInTraining.)