Sponsored: Should I eat like my great-grandmother?
Question: What do you think of trying to “eat the way my great-grandmother ate”?
Answer: I call brief messages about food or nutrition that sound good or look good in print “soundbite nutrition”.
By April of 2008 Mr. Pollan gave an interview to NPR (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89876927) and had again dropped a generation and was now advising, "... If your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize it as food, then neither should you" .
Just think about all of the foods that those women never saw that many now eat on a regular basis... edamame, mango, kiwi, papaya, bananas…. Read about my interview with seniors aged 71-95 years old (http://inglesnutrition.blogspot.com/2015/09/many-of-us-have-probably-read.html) and you’ll learn that for many citrus fruit was a rare treat and most didn’t have freezers.
So before you embrace a simplistic nutrition message stop and think about it for a few minutes!
Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN
Ingles Markets Corporate Dietitian