The Real Truth About Clean Eating

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Season 1, Episode 25 Guest: Rosanne Rust, MS RDN LDN

What exactly is clean eating? According to food packaging and the media, it could mean a fad diet, consuming only whole foods and avoiding sugar, gluten, dairy, grains, convenience and processed foods. But, the real truth about clean eating is there is NO legal or government definition of clean eating.

Join Kathleen Zelman and author of Zero Waste Cooking for Dummies, Rosanne Rust, RDN to learn how to eat clean, reduce food waste, enhance food safety in your kitchen, navigate grocery shopping, and understand processed food for healthy eating that is good for you and the planet.

Key Messages on the Real Truth About Clean Eating:

Clean eating is a marketing term, not a descriptor of food.

Take stock of the your food in your kitchen and make a plan to reduce food waste.

Learn how to use your freezer. Almost all foods can be frozen so you don’t waste food.

Other than baby formula, expiration or “best by” dates are only guidelines so don’t throw out unless the food smells and/or looks suspicious.

Evaluate your waste habits. Identify what you throw out routinely and adjust purchasing habits.

Produce and dairy are the foods we waste the most.

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Rosanne Rust, MS RDN LDN

Rosanne is a nutrition expert, author, blogger, and owner of Rust Nutrition Services, and Chew the Facts blog brand where she provides a variety of nutrition communication services to the food industry and science-based organizations.

Rosanne has a wide variety of experience spanning over 30+ years in both clinical and outpatient nutrition settings, long term care, teaching, and consulting. She’s been a nutrition entrepreneurial for over 20 years, working as a clinical consultant and in nutrition communications, and a freelance writer for over 26 years. Her books include textbook chapters, journal articles, and have both, written for and have been quoted in, magazines and newspapers. She’s also authored and coauthored several diet and nutrition books.

Rosanne is a registered dietitian with a Master of Science degree in Nutrition from the University of Pittsburgh. Her undergraduate education was obtained from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Dietetics. Her internship was completed at the Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh.

A member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and Past-Chair of the Nutrition Entrepreneur Dietetic Practice Group, Rosanne has held numerous positions on the boards of Local, District, and National Nutrition and Dietetic Associations.

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