In 2008, congress officially defined “locally grown” agricultural products as those that are less than 400 miles from its origin, or within the State in which it is produced. While supporting farm stands and seeking local food is not exactly a new idea (after all it used to be the only way we got our food!), seeing a strong presence of local options in supermarkets is relatively new. Today, retailers look to source and highlight local produce and other agricultural goods because they acknowledge it is what their current customers want and what future customers are looking for.
Need some quick advice on every day issues with healthful eating? Our series of video tips from Consulting Dietitian Allison Stowell will provide you with practical advice on getting the most out of Guiding Stars to bring better nutrition to your day.
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