14 Questions that Could
Save Your Life and the Planet

Food Day aims to solve problems in our food supply. Some of the solutions start with what we put on our plate at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Describe your typical weekly diet to see how it impacts your health, the environment, and animal welfare.

Help spread the Food Day message by sharing your results on Facebook and Twitter!

1.Fruit (1 piece or ½ cup)
2.Vegetables, beans, tofu
(omit white potatoes, French fries) (½ cup; 1 cup for leafy greens); nuts (¼ cup)
3.Whole-grain bread (slice), cereal (½–1 cup), or pasta (1 cup); oatmeal (1 cup); brown rice (¾ cup)
4.White/multi-grain bread (slice), non-whole-grain cereal (½–1 cup), pasta (1 cup), white rice (¾ cup), French fries (small), snack chips (1 oz.)
5. Beef (include hamburgers), Pork (3 oz. cooked)
Do you usually eat “extra-lean” or grass-fed beef?
6.Processed meats: ham, hot dogs, bacon, sausage, luncheon meats (2 oz.)
7.Chicken, Turkey (3 oz. cooked)
8.Milk or yogurt, whole or reduced-fat (6–8 oz.); ice cream (½ cup)
9.Milk or Yogurt, low-fat or non-fat; fortified soy milk (6–8 oz.)
10.Cheese, hard (Swiss, cheddar; 1 oz.)
11.Fish, shellfish (count wild salmon and trout twice) (3 oz. cooked)
12.Sugary drinks, fruit juice, candy, doughnuts, pastries, cookies, etc.
13.How much beer, wine, or liquor do you drink?
14. Do you eat organically grown food:
Total Raw Score         TOTAL RAW SCORE 
Three final questions to adjust your score for approximate calorie intake:
Are you:

Scoring scale:   75 or more = A  |  25 to 74 = B  |   -24 to 24 = C  |  -74 to -24 = D  |  -75 or less = F

Scores are determined by such considerations as:

  • Health: saturated fat, sodium, added sugars, dietary fiber, calcium, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, correlations of foods with cancer, heart disease, etc.
  • Environment: air and water pollution from manure, fertilizer, pesticides, cattle belching; depletion of groundwater; unnecessary use of land to produce feed grains; soil erosion; over-grazing.
  • Animal welfare: castration, hot-iron branding, de-beaking, de-tailing, cramped cages and feedlots, cattle feed high in grain, and inhumane shipping and slaughterhouse practices.
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