Michael Pollan asks us to “eat food, not too much, mostly plants” and lays out a few simple rules to complement this adage. Ask your students to create their own rules for eating that preserve their health and the health of the planet.
| Words to Eat By|
|Don't eat anything your great-great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food. |
|Avoid even those food products that come bearing health claims. |
|Especially avoid food products containing ingredients that are |
a) unfamiliar, b) unpronounceable c) more than five in number—or that contain high-fructose corn syrup.
|Eat mostly plants, especially leaves. |
|You are what you eat eats too. |
|Eat more like the French. Or the Italians. Or the Japanese. Or the Indians. Or the Greeks. |
|Do all your eating at a table. |
|Don't get your fuel from the same place your car does. |