An introductory guide to food inequity and access for health coaches

    Food inequity, food insecurity, and food access are all terms that are often used to refer to the current global nutrition situation. In many cases, however, the terms are used interchangeably or incorrectly. For food justice activists and those who work with people who have experienced periods where they have struggled to access enough nutritious food, the terminology is important.  

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    Raw Foodism and Vegan Subgroups

    You may have heard the term “raw food diet.” Health and wellness professionals put a lot of emphasis on eating more fruits and vegetables in general to support overall health. Some take the recommendation a step further and tout the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables raw. While there is no one way of eating that is best for everyone, the question remains: are the raw foodism or raw vegan lifestyles good for your health?

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    What is Functional Nutrition?

    Modern nutrition science likes to pretend that it simplifies the age-old question of what’s for dinner. In reality, most of us are more confused than ever. If you’re sick of struggling to sift through contradictory advice about optimal eating plans, it’s time to adopt a different framework—functional nutrition.

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    6 Healthy Herbs and Spices and How to Use Them 

    Fruits, vegetables, grain dishes, legumes, and meats are commonly consumed around the world. But if you’ve ever tried collard greens from Brazil and then from the south of the United States, you know that they taste very different.  

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    A Quick Guide to Changing Nutrient Needs as We Age 

    From the moment humans are conceived, they require nutrients to grow, develop, thrive, and adapt. Over the course of the human life cycle, nutrient requirements change significantly to accommodate the demands of the physiological priorities of tissues and cells.  

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    Bio-Individuality in Nutrition: An Introduction 

    Do we really need 2,000 calories a day?  

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    11 Strategies for Introducing Nutrient-Dense Foods to Babies, Children, and Teens 

    No matter the age of their child, it seems parents have worry engrained in them.  

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    Plant-Forward Diet, Plant-Based Diet, and Vegan Diets: What’s the Difference?    

    A diet rich in whole or minimally processed plant foods offers numerous benefits to your health. 

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    12 Tips for Eating Well on a Budget

    It’s no secret that food prices are not what they used to be. This year, you might be paying anywhere between 5 to 14% more for certain food items than you did at the same time last year. 

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