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Man, is there anything more delicious then a peice of fresh fruit or a tasy dish of vegetables with rice & potatoes? Over the past year, I have been working hard to eat right & the right food to eat turns out tasting better then the wrong food. I really enjoy taking fruit with me, especially oranges, on the go, slicing it up & sharing a piece with whoever is around. Many people confide its been a while since they tasted fruit & had forgotten how good it is!
This year, I have helped start three gardens. I'm sure whatever work I put in will be worth it ten times more with some fresh fruit, herbs & veggies I had a personal hand in. I also like to cook & share my food with others. After cutting red meat out of my diet & severely limiting all other meat, I don't even crave it anymore!
So that's my contribution so far: gardens, turning almost vegetarian (I don't refuse non-red meat when cooked for me...yet) sharing fruit & good old home cooked food. As sustainability officer for my Americorps program, I have been trying to think creatively about out-of-the-box solutions to helping others eat better. If anyone has any ideas about community advocating, sharing food, etc. please let me know. I look forward to hearing from you.