Are You Fed Up With Nutrition Flim-Flam?


1. Consider the source. Is it coming from an individual or organization that has credibility in the nutrition science space? Does this individual or organization have any special interests (e.g., the Gatorade Sports Science Institute), and are they declared? Does this source have an established track record and position in the nutrition science field? Is the source a kettle bell instructor? (No offense - we love kettle bell instructors. We're just not sure that we want to get our nutrition science from you!) Are they grabbing your attention to sell you a product, service, diet plan, philosophy, etc.? Are they making their point at the expense of others in the field? 

2. Content is king. What is the nature of the content? Does it start with a sensational headline, a list of the top ten things you should or shouldn't eat, or use hyperbole to make its point? Are there any references to real data, peer reviewed science, or an established field of study? Are scientific elements referenced, or is it entirely opinion? Is there reference to a "study" but no original sources provided?

3. Establish reliable relationships with sources you can trust and pay attention to what they are saying. Establish the context of their work (medicine, nutrition, diet, policy, etc.). Truly effective food system change is about establishing and re-establishing relationships with primary sources of real-whole-natural food and those who have knowledge about food (farmers, chefs, nutrition scientists, doctors, public health advocates, etc.).

4. Trust us. We provide reliable, scientific, research-proven resources to make it easier on you. Visit our Facebook page for daily updates!  


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