Nutrition

How to Eat in a Drought

Nutrition, through all of its fads and discoveries, remains one of the backbones of our lives and of good health. A good diet (along with other healthy life style changes and quality care) can reverse, help ease, or even prevent major diseases. But it can be a tricky topic with all of the diets and food allergies and sensitivities out there. Everyone’s saying that their way of eating is the right way, but who’s right? Don’t look at me, I don’t have the answer, though I actually have lots of opinions. Mostly this stuff makes me a little batty and I want to put my head in the sand, or just not read another article about why one diet is better than another. That said, I’m posting this fun video on another diet! This is a just-for-Californians diet to guide us through this drought we’re stuck in. Lot of numbers and little plastic cups for visuals.

As a daughter of a California farmer, please don’t stop eating California produce. There’s some really good food out there, just a couple hours away, and an industry that supports so many families. If you don’t like what’s going on, help develop or support a new farming technique that allows farmers to use less water and not go out of business, like this one. (I grew up on a small farm where we grew peaches and, *gasp,* almonds. It was a great place to grow up, especially in the summer when we used to *gasp again* flood irrigate. Those were the days.)

Speaking of food, did you know that there are foods that can help support your milk supply? And there are foods that will decrease your milk supply, sometimes by a lot? Why don’t you come learn all about these and much more at the breastfeeding class tomorrow evening!

Breastfeeding Class: Tuesday, June 9th, 6-9pm at Monkey Bars in Alameda

Check out the Classes page for more details. Hope to see you there!