On average, Americans spend over $7,000 per year for food, and nearly a week shopping for it — so understanding food choices is key, according to Michele Payn, author of a newly-released aisle-by-aisle grocery guidebook.
Her aim? Offer an informed voice of reason within an overly sensationalized food and health arena to help consumers feel better about the food they buy and eat.
Payn’s “Food Truths from Farm to Table – 25 Surprising Ways to Shop & Eat Without Guilt,” a #1 New Release on Amazon, outlines “25 food truths” — providing a transparent window into today’s farming and ranching practices. Each chapter includes a story about food producers and answers questions around major food issues such as organics, animal welfare, and sustainability. Fifty-five food, agriculture, and health experts contributed to the book, which references 119 research studies.
“During National Nutrition Month and National Ag Day, March 21, it’s a great time to grow your understanding of how food is produced, said Payn. “It can lead you to confidently make food choices that are nutritious, a good value, and consistent with your own beliefs.”
Payn also wrote “No More Food Fights! Growing a Productive Farm & Food Conversation.”