University of Colorado Colorado Springs
United States of America

1 in 3 American adults are obese, and yet 88% consider themselves healthy (Mintel Research)
Why it's important to consider what you eat:
-Nutrition is vital to maintain a healthy lifestyle
Paying attention to where your food comes from can help you avoid foodborne illness
-Builds awareness of the impact of big farming on food safety and quality standards
-Which foods your purchase determine which companies and farming practices you support
-The popularity of processed foods in the US has been linked to negative health effects
-Eating foods that are grown healthfully can have an impact on your own health, and the health of your social and physical environment

“Very simply, we subsidize high-fructose corn syrup in this country, but not carrots. While the surgeon general is raising alarms over the epidemic of obesity, the president is signing farm bills designed to keep the river of cheap corn flowing, guaranteeing that the cheapest calories in the supermarket will continue to be the unhealthiest.” -Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma
So what can you do?
Many resources exist to guide and inspire you to make food choices driven by nutritional goals, political goals and social goals:

& Sign the commitment Today to consider your food!!!

I, the undersigned, commit to being more mindful of what I eat, where it came from, and understand that each time I make a food choice, I cast a vote for how I think food should be produced.

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The Consider Your Food! petition to University of Colorado Colorado Springs was written by Morgan Deegan and is in the category Health at GoPetition.