-Whole grains, which are high in dietary fiber, B vitamins, iron and magnesium
-Fruits and vegetables, which are a great source of potassium, dietary fiber, folate and vitamins A,C and E
-Low-fat milk and milk products, which provide calcium, vitamin D, protein and potassium
-Lean meats, beans, nuts and seeds which supply protein, iron, zinc, B vitamins, vitamin E and magnesium
The “nutrition from the ground up” theme encourages individuals to make use of your local grocery store or a farmer’s market to find great selections of fresh fruits and vegetables. Frozen, canned and dried produce provides greater variety and easier storage of foods particularly in winter when availability and access are limited. To find your local farmer’s market, and help support there growth and development, check out Local Harvest. Use this website to find farmers’ markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.