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3 Tips for a Healthy & Green Thanksgiving: Today's the perfect day for reflecting on what the traditional Thanks...

3 Tips for a Healthy & Green Thanksgiving: Today's the perfect day for reflecting on what the traditional Thanks...

By Sarene Marshall, The Nature Conservancy Happy Thanksgiving! Today’s the perfect day for reflecting on what the traditional Thanksgiving meal can teach us about the right food choices for the environment, and for our health and happiness. Here are my top three tips: Eat the foods that are in season. Think about traditional Thanksgiving desserts, such as apple pie and pumpkin pie. Ever stop to ask why strawberry shortcake isn’t typically on the menu? It’s because apples and pumpkins are in abundance in the fall. Meanwhile, berries (which are summer fruits), aren’t typically around in November, unless they are flown from around the world. That’s an option that the pilgrims didn’t have at their disposal, and it’s best to follow their lead here, as transporting out-of-season produce to our grocery shelves comes with an enormous carbon footprint. In fact, studies show that th...

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