Good News from Pew Charitable Trusts:
"The University of California at San Francisco Medical Center has committed to phasing out purchases of meat and poultry products that were raised with routine antibiotic use.
Because the hospitals and other medical facilities are directly affected by dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the medical center has a strong business case to support policies and purchasing decisions that promote judicious drug use for both people and animals.
For the medical center, which serves more than 650,000 meals annually and has a food budget of $7 million, this decision sends a strong message to both policymakers and the animal agriculture industry."
The Healthy Eating Plate, created by experts at Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School, points consumers to the healthiest choices in the major food groups. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's MyPlate, they say, fails to give people some of the basic nutrition advice they need to choose a healthy diet. They also state The Healthy Eating Plate is based exclusively on the best available science and was not subjected to political and commercial pressures from food industry lobbyists. More vegetables are needed, since Americans are deficient in vegetable consumption and drinking water is best. Some Vegetable Recipes are on the Harvard website. If you're looking for weekly or monthly Healthy Food Deliveries in the San Francisco Bay Area, contact Gratitude Gourmet. What are your thoughts on the Healthy Eating Plate?