Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Why Eating Locally Is Better

Concerns about freshness and energy conservation are only two of the many reasons tens of thousands of people are reorganizing their shopping and eating habits around locally grown or raised foods. Farmers’ markets have exploded in growth; artisan dairy farmers and cheese makers, family farms, local vineyards and livestock have grown to meet this huge demand. But eating only local foods can be challenging. The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Eating Local by food expert and nutritionist Diane A. Welland makes it clear and easy. She explains what local eating really is (and isn’t) and how to start moving families and communities toward a more sustainable kind of eating.

In The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Eating Local, readers will
• Learn the types of foods that are considered local in each region of the U.S.
• What’s in season and out of season
• How to take advantage of harvest by learning to store foods for another season
• The difference between organic and local
• Where to find truly local foods in any area such as U-Picks, Food Co-ops, etc.
• Tips on shopping at local farmers’ market to save money
• How to help schools and eateries adopt this sustainable way of eating

About the author:
Diane A. Welland, M.S., R.D. (Springfield, Va.) is a registered dietitian, freelance writer and award-winning recipe developer based in the Washington, D.C., area. She is the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Eating Clean and a regular contributor for Clean Eating Magazine. Her work also appears in Relish Magazine, Spry Magazine, Northern Virginia magazine, Cooking Light blog, Cowboys and Indians and Today’s Dietitian. In addition to writing she also teaches nutrition and food science at Northern Virginia Community College. Visit her website at http://eatwelleatclean.com/.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Eating Local
ISBN: 9781615640768, May 2011, $16.95
Author: Diane A. Welland, M.S., R.D.

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