What is "Good Food"? Good food is eating a variety of foods that give you the nutrients you need to maintain your health, feel good, and have energy.

Good food is more on the healthy side. Healthy food is described as a plant or animal product that provides essential nutrients and energy to sustain growth, health and life while satiating hunger.

Healthy food also defines as food that provides nourishment and enables people to thrive.

Many think of good food as primarily fruits and vegetables, but it also includes meat, dairy and grains. While good food is nutrient-dense it is also tasty and visually appealing.

Good food examples: Apples, avocado's, banana's, blueberries, oranges, strawberries, eggs, meats, nuts, seeds, peanuts, vegetables, fish, seafood, grains, breads, legumes, dairy, fats, oils, tubers, apple cider vinegar, and believe it or not, dark chocolate.

Eating well balanced and healthy food can help you reduce or maintain or weight, and it can also reduce the risk of diseases. Food amount and variety has a big influence on your health.

Healthy eating means consuming the right quantities of food groups in order to lead a healthy life.

You could also be on a diet. The crucial part of healthy eating is a balanced diet. A balanced diet or a good diet means consuming from all the different good groups in the right quantities. Nutritionists say there are five main food groups- whole grains, fruit and vegetables, protein, dairy, and fat & sugar.

Good food is known as: Healthy, (Meets the USDA dietary guidelines for Americans.) Affordable, (people of all income levels are able to purchase.) Fair, (High quality food is equitably, physically, and culturally accessible to all.) and Sustainable. (Produced, processed, distributed and recycled locally using the principles of environmental stewardship.)

A good food system:

  • Prioritizes the health and well being of our residents.
  • Makes healthy, high quality food affordable.
  • Contributes to a thriving economy where all participants in the food supply chain receive fair compensation and fair treatment.
  • Protects and strengthens our biodiversity and natural resources throughout the region.
  • Ensures that good food is accessible to all.

Lastly, examples of bad food: Sugary drinks, most pizza's, White bread, industrial vegetable oils, margarine, pastries, cookies, cake, french fries, potato chips, gluten free junk foods, agave nectar, low-fat yogurt, low-carb junk foods, ice cream, candy bars, processed meats, processed cheese, most fast food meals, and most highly processed foods.


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