Did you know that less than 2 percent of the American population are farmers? They help feed 100 percent of us. Dairy farmers make up part of that 2 percent with 47,000 dairy farm families across the U.S.
As I have been out talking to fellow health and wellness professionals and people from across the U.S., it’s clear that there is a disconnect about where food comes from. This infographic from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics does a great job of explaining farming 101 to help registered dietitians and other educators share the story with the public. It also highlights that we all have a role in ensuring healthy people and a healthy planet through behavior changes such as portion control and less food waste. Would love to hear your thoughts on this; reach out to me on Twitter @JeanRagalieRD.