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Every day, we make choices about the food we eat and our lifestyles. We can make choices for ourselves and our families that make a real difference to our ability to remain healthy and active now, and enjoy life to its fullest in the future. Healthy eating promotes and supports social, physical, and mental well being for everyone, at all ages and stages of life.
Let’s Stop And Think About What Food Is For One Moment
Food is organic material, coming from either Plants, Animals, or Fungus. Meat comes from a slaughtered animal that has been dissected piece by piece and ground up into hamburger meat or dipped in batter to later be fried. Vegetables grow right up out of manure from the ground. Mushrooms are, in fact, a Fungus. Food is inherently unsanitary. Food comes from once-living things that have been harvested, taken apart and repackaged in hopes of arriving at their final destination before decomposition sets in. In short, food is kind of gross when you think about it, and it can get even grosser if you don’t know how to properly prepare, store and cook it.
The fact is that food is not merely prone to come in contact with germs and parasites and the like, but that food is inherently tainted. Food inherently carries bacteria and other pathogens. Keeping food safe is not a matter of preventing the food from coming into contact with germs, but of keeping those germs to a minimum, killing bacteria through freezing and cooking processes, and in keeping the Food Safe and healthy as possible.