Safe Groceries for Goody-Goodies and Others

[ 3 ] January 3, 2008 |
Food Guide

By Katy Killilea

My good intentions come and go, but I know that I am – at least theoretically – committed to not single handedly destroying the earth or feeding my children with pesticides and other scary things. (Except for when I’m not committed.) To help me move toward this grocery ideal, I am grateful to the conscientious people who produce wallet guides. Having a little card reminding me what’s most earth-friendly and kid-healthy in terms of berries or fish or tissues can be very reassuring. And frankly, by the time February rolls around, I don’t consult the wallet guides any more. I just buy the same safe-seeming things over and over. But of course, research continues and the recommendations keep changing, so with every new year, revised versions of the wallet guides are available to download.

There are many to choose from – I’ve included the ones I think of as reliable.

• Regarding fish (download pdf)
• Regarding produce (download pdf)
• Regarding household paper products (download pdf)

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Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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  1. hildy itkin says:

    Katy thanks for this valuable information, I will pass it on and use the handy wallet sized print out for reference.

  2. I live in NY. I don’t have children. But yet I find this website because I am a huge fan of Katy Killilea. You Rhode Islanders are lucky to have her. This is the most useful condensed guide I have seen. Thanks to Katy! Hurray!

  3. Super info, I am always trying to remember that kind of info when I wander up and down the aisles!

    Thank you!

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