Foods selected for the Good Foods for Good Health program must meet certain criteria. Our nutritionist, Susan Moores, MS, RD, created the Good Foods for Good Health program and the criteria used to feature certain foods. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has guidelines for "healthy" foods – those guidelines are part of the equation, too.
Good Foods for Good Health is about both whole and wholesome foods. Besides selecting foods for the nutrients they contain:
- We take into consideration the amount and type of fat, sodium, cholesterol and added sugars in a food.
- We pay attention to and steer clear of artificial colors, sweeteners and ingredients that research questions as healthful.
- We avoid highly fortified foods. Mother Nature seems to have created a natural synergy amongst nutrients in a food. Too much of any one nutrient affects that natural balance and potentially how nutrients are used in the body.
For specific questions about the program, please contact Sue Moores, MS, RD.