Want to learn how to eat healthier, while cutting your food budget? Jenn Koffs, RD, of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, explains how shifting to a local or organic diet not only provides healthier, fresher and more nutritious food, but also helps the environment and supports local farms. Click the link below to listen to the 25-minute podcast.
Jenn Koffs, a registered and licensed dietician, explains the “Dirty Dozen” and the “Clean Fifteen” foods and which to buy organic vs. conventional.
Among her other tips:
- For healthiest eating, try to limit meals outside the home to no more than two per week.
- Create monthly/ weekly food budgets to help cut down costs, which can help you afford organic foods at the grocery store.
- Consider planting a small garden or at least organic herbs in pots at home.
- Buy in-season organic produce in bulk and freeze the extra for use later in the year.
She also shares helpful online resources, including:
Pennsylvania Buy Fresh Buy Local®
Local Harvest/Community Supported Agriculture
Environmental Working Group
Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture
Food Routes Network
USDA National Organic Program
Green America/Safe Seafood
Food Babe/How to Eat Organic on a Budget
Read the full transcript below or listen to our conversation with Jenn for more helpful hints on healthy eating.
About Jen Koffs, RD, LDN, CSO: Jenn is a registered and licensed dietitian. She strongly believes in the integrated, patient-centered model of care at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). She says it inspired her to join CTCA at Eastern Regional Medical Center, the national network of cancer hospitals’ Philadelphia location, in December 2010.