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Concerned (or just curious) about climate change and think you can't make a difference? Think again! What you eat (or don't eat) matters. Mary Purdy, RD chats about how you can reduce your carbon footprint with a few simple dietary tweaks. PLUS: The Nutrition Challenge of the Week!

SHOW NOTES: How our diets can have an impact on climate change (What you eat or don't eat matters)

How to modify your diet to help reduce your carbon footprint (You don't have to be vegan)

How much food is wasted per year (How you can cut back on waste)

"The Great Food Transformation" - a movement aiming to benefit our planet and our species (All it takes is a few tweaks here and there)

Which diet/diets have the most positive impact?

Three easy ways to eat to support the planet?

Cooking tips to reduce your carbon footprint?

Four easy ways to incorporate lentils into your day?

How to eat cookies/brownies to support the planet and your health?

PLUS: The Weekly Challenge!

* Challenge yourself to incorporate lentils into a recipe or meal…our friends at USA Pulses know a thing or two about delicious affordable and sustainable recipes. 
 * Check out there website in the show notes and work on that half-cup habit to add beans to any meal

https://pulses.org/nap/half-cup-habit/


MENTIONED ON SHOW:

NY TIMES QUIZ: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/30/climate/your-diet-quiz-global-warming.html

RECIPES: https://www.thereciperebel.com/no-bake-chocolate-peanut-butter-lentil-cookies/ https://pulses.org/nap/recipe/lentil-oatmeal-cookies/

https://pulses.org/nap/recipe/delectable-lentil-brownies/

https://minimalistbaker.com/zucchini-pasta-with-lentil-bolognese/

SO MANY SOURCES: https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/how-your-diet-affects-climate-change/

https://eatforum.org/eat-lancet-commission/

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/sustainability/plate-and-planet/

https://www.michiganradio.org/post/20-american-diets-have-highest-carbon-footprint

http://www.fao.org/food-loss-and-food-waste/en/

https://www.nationalpeanutboard.org/more/heal

 

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