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How to Eat Well for People and the Planet

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How to Eat Well for People and the Planet

Food has the power to do more than fuel us. Thoughtful choices about the foods we choose can positively impact our health, the health of the planet, and the health of generations to follow.

Clif Bar & Company asked 20 leading voices in health and wellness, including registered dietitians what it means to eat a healthy, sustainable diet.

Here’s what they said.

“Food that provides nourishment, promotes earth health, one that is accessible and culturally tailored.” – Naudia Jones, RDN

When considering sustainability, understanding how a food is grown and made is just as important as where it fits on the plate.

Here are a few things to look for:

43% cite concern about the affordability of healthy, sustainable diets

Healthy, sustainable diets don’t need to be expensive or inconvenient! While the foundation of any diet should be whole foods, nutritious packaged foods can provide on-the-go nutrients and beneficial ingredients that are good for both people and the planet.

38% cite a lack of understanding about healthy, sustainable diets

The good news is that making sustainable food choices can mean a variety of things! Selecting foods with a lower carbon footprint, creating less food waste at home or choosing brands that pay workers a living wage are all steps towards eating a more healthy, sustainable diet.

*Perceived barriers according to 20 leading voices in health and wellness.

With the help of these leading voices in health and wellness, Clif is committed to getting the word out about how we can work together toward a more sustainable food future.