Today is National Food Day.
The effort behind this movement is a “nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.”
We believe there is room for all foods in how we feed ourselves. We also believe food is medicine. When we nourish well, we feel well.
So many we work with have:
- an obsessive;
- a fearful;
- a love/hate;
- a distant
- a frustrating
relationship with food. Food does not have to take away your power. Instead, it can empower you to live, be, and serve well.
When our clients begin to heal their relationship with food, they discover their food preferences, the joy of caring for their bodies and, yes, the joy of eating.
Eating well = fun + freeing.
Eating well = freedom from the loud voices in your head that shame you for eating a food deemed “bad”.
Eating well = energy, clarity, slowing down, enjoyment, community, connection.
The grassroots effort of the Slow Food Movement to maintain the diversity + quality in our food supply while supporting farmers through purchasing locally grown whole foods is exciting because it brings home the fact that how you feed yourself not only impacts you but those in your community.
Slowing down and feeding ourselves well: It’s good for our bodies, our community and our planet. AND it’s totally affordable. (Seriously!)
Wow! A big part of healing your relationship with food, your body and your story involves being a part of something bigger in your life. One simple way you can jump start that process is by checking out your local farmer’s market and connecting with those who grow/raise your food.
Several venues here in San Diego County will be hosting events in honor of National Food Day. Visit www.foodday.org to find an event near you.
Also, check out the San Diego Farm Bureau’s website to find your local farmer’s market. (or the FB in your local area.)
Go get some farm fresh tomatoes for your tomato sauce. Or grab some fresh apples and free-range eggs for your apple spice cake. Pick up some freshly harvested greens for your dinner salad tonight.
And if you see us at the market, please say hello! We are honored to be a part of your community.
Slowing down and eating well –
Rebecca + Megan