It’s NOT food if it arrives through your car window…

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April 16, 2013 by Dr. Sana Keller

Author Michael Pollan has a great book called, “drive thruFood Rules.” It’s one of those small books with just a few words per page, making it a quick read. It’s witty, funny at times, and is packed with great wisdom. Despite the fact that we, as a nation, should NOT need a book like this, Michael realized the need for it and made it happen.

Here are some of my favorite “Food Rules” from Michael’s book:

*It’s NOT food if it arrives through a window in your car

*Avoid foods you see advertised on TV

*Eat only foods that will eventually rot

*Avoid food products containing ingredients that a 3rd Grader cannot pronounce

*Eat only foods that have been cooked by humans

*Get out of the supermarket when you can (Think Farmer’s Markets & CSA’s)

*Don’t eat breakfast cereals that change the color of the milk

*It’s NOT food if it’s called by the same name in every language. (Think Big Mac, Cheetos, Pringles…)

And…My Favorite:

*Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food

Pretty basic rules, right? May we all remember them when we’re shopping and making personal & family food choices. More importantly, may we all remember to teach these rules to our kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews—anyone who will listen. food rules Pollan

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