Your guide to parenting in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts

E_RHO_Fall13_COVER Welcome Fall! Edible Rhody KIDS is created in collaboration with Edible Rhody magazine. This seasons’ topic, “Be a locavore hero!”, shares what it means to eat local, how you can take action and design your food plate from the seasonal bounty this autumn!

lo·ca·vore noun \ılō-kə-ıvôr\

definition : one who eats foods grown locally whenever possible
origin : local + -vore (as in carnivore)
first known use: 2005

CRANBERRIES.100What's on your locavore plate?

Rhode Island is home to a wide variety of food options all year long. Design your food plate from the seasonal bounty this autumn!

Take the “100-mile meal” challenge!

See if you can eat 1 meal a week where everything on your plate comes from within 100 miles of where you live. It’s OK to make a few exceptions for things like cooking oil, our and spices! what’s grown - veggies, fruit what’s raised - meat, poultry, eggs what’s caught - seafood what’s made - cheeses, breads, maple syrup

1. Plan meals. A healthy balanced meal includes fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins.
2. Eat fresh and in season. Avoid “fast” or overly processed foods.
3. Food shop with your family from grocers who oer local foods, at farmers’ markets, join a CSA.
4. Do the local lunch box challenge and take a locavore lunch to school every week.


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