Pt. 1 • Healthy Eating Habits from Respected Voices in Our Community
START THE NEW YEAR OFF RIGHT WITH GUIDANCE FROM LOCAL FOOD & NUTRITION EXPERT, WHITNEY GEORGE.
With the dawning of a New Year, there is an opportunity to look at the future and be inspired by what’s possible. This is particularly relevant when it comes to our food habits and turning over ‘new leafs.’
For many of us, the beginning of a New Year is an opportunity to improve our eating habits and the quality of food we put in our bodies. Nourishing, immunity-boosting food matters now more than ever. With this in mind, we offer guidance from local food and nutrition experts to provide advice for those that have better eating at the top of their New Year’s Resolutions.
MS, AFPA CERTIFIED NUTRITION & WELLNESS CONSULTANT
Ampersand Integrated Wellness
NUTRITION & HEALTHY EATING HABITS FROM RESPECTED VOICES IN OUR COMMUNITY
We are always honored when colleagues with nutrition and dietary background in our area refer clients to us as a preferred source of local, nourishing food. Once again as we enter the New Year, we reached out to some respected voices in our community when it comes to nutrition and healthy eating habits. One of those voices is Whitney George from Ampersand Integrative Wellness. Whitney holds a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, CT., is a Certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant and is a former Functional Nutrition Resident of Dr. Kara Fitzgerald. This week we caught up with Whitney to hear what she’s saying to her clients as they begin the New Year and here is what she had to say:
As we embark on a new year, many of us are ready to shed the weights of the past few that have held us down and wish to renew or develop a healthy and sustainable relationship with foods.
There is no better way than to choose local, organic, pasture-raised, grass-fed, free-range animal foods and organic, locally grown produce. It has become glaringly apparent that we as a country need to shorten our supply chain and get as close to the source of our foods as possible.
Patronizing small local businesses like Dundore & Heister is also an excellent way to stimulate our local economy and support local farmers and producers, removing our dollars from an increasingly problematic supply chain. Choosing organic and sustainably grown and raised foods also reduces the use of disease-causing synthetic chemicals in the environment and in our bodies.
Some of the simplest nutrition and wellness tips start with examining what's on the end of your fork and choosing whole foods, minimally processed, sustainably raised, as close to how they're found in nature as possible. This brings the greatest health to you and your environment! Challenge yourself to "eat whole foods and eat local" in 2022!!
* Disclaimer *
These tips are general advice. For a more personalized plan, seek professional advice. There is NO one-size-fits-all diet.
Like what Whitney shared? If you’d like to learn more about her and what Ampersand has to offer, click on the link below for more information.