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
38% cite a lack of understanding about healthy, sustainable diets
*Perceived barriers according to 20 leading voices in health and wellness.
1. Shop Smart
"Look for sustainable packaging or more sustainable versions of your favorite foods."
– Rachel Steenland
2. Start Small
"It doesn't have to be all or nothing. Choose one meal - maybe breakfast or a snack - and try to make a more sustainable choice."
– Emilie Hebert
3. Aim for Half
"Fill half your shopping cart and half your plate with plants."
– Jackie Newgent, RDN
4. Personalize It
“Have a favorite family recipe or cultural dish? Try a plant-based version of it!"
– Berto Calkins
5. Snack with Purpose
“Look for snacks and foods with whole food ingredients that have certifications, such as USDA Organic and Rainforest Alliance Certified."
– Catherine McCord
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.