Robyn’s Monthly Morsel

Pepper SmallEating your fruits and veggies is a great thing despite nonsensical ‘reports’.

About this time of year the Dirty Dozen  is published by a group called the Environmental Working Group (EWG).

Several clients this week came in and were extremely concerned about this report (as is the case every year – lots of fear mongering). I reached out to several colleagues for their responses to the Dirty Dozen and am greatly appreciative of these superstar science-based professionals for allowing me to share their nutrition science facts.

Kevin Folta is a Professor and Chairman of the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida and he wrote a piece you can find on the Dirty Dozen here.

Cara Harbstreet, MS, RD, LD also wrote a post which includes a link to Kevin’s (above) with her own opinions and includes an amazing recipe for Couscous with Pears and Gorgonzola.

I love Food Insight as it’s pure nutrition science facts. They wrote a piece you can find here, including information from Alyssa Ardolino, RD and Ali Webster, PhD.

Julie Lanford, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN also wrote a terrific blog about the Dirty Dozen in 2015 that is still pertinent.

Toby Amidor, MSN, RDN, CDN wrote her response as part of a three part series by Food Safety News.

Cara Rosenbloom, RD,  wrote a piece for the Washington Post.

Now if this isn’t enough evidence to convince you to eat your fruits and vegetables organic or conventional…. it’s still April, so April Fools!