Quinn on Nutrition: What is sustainable? | Columnists


Cara Harbstreet, intuitive eating registered dietitian, talked more about how to sustain healthful eating habits.

“Sustainability is sustainability of the whole… how my actions influence those around me,” Harbstreet said. “We sometimes need to relax some of our rules about dieting. It’s important to eat for our individual self…aligned with our personal values.”

How we can be more sustainable?

“Producers of our food need to be transparent with how we raise our animals and produce food for consumers,” said Sjostrom. “We invite you to visit our farm versus listening to a third party who may have another motive in mind.”

“Define what sustainable is to you personally,” said Jordan. “I look to how I can minimize waste, which we see a lot of in restaurants. Being profitable is also a big part of sustaining a business, so we need to think about portion sizes and composting leftovers.”

“Repurpose leftovers,” Howard added.

She uses onion peels and corn husks in her soup stocks. Brilliant.

“Dairy food is sustainable,” explained cheesemaker Sjostrom. “Cows eat grass and produce high-quality milk, which is made into cheese, yogurt and other products.”

This includes whey, a high-quality protein known for its important role in supporting muscle mass.

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