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. “Eating Real” means putting vegetables, fruits, and healthy whole grains at the center of your diet—and for most people it also means eating less meat and junky snack foods. Take the short quiz below to see how your diet impacts your health, the environment, and animal welfare. And then help spread the Food Day message by sharing your results on Facebook and Twitter—and encourage your friends to observe Food Day by taking this quiz also.
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.