Nutrition research

How To Research Your Lunch Pick a mealó breakfast, lunch or dinner, made at home or eaten at a restaurantóand trace the origin and journey of each of the ingredients of that meal as far back as you can possibly go. If you had a sandwich, for example, you would want to research where the filling originated (not just the store, vendor, or distributor, but where the meat or cheese or peanut and fruit was processed, harvested, raised, and grown and how it made its way from the farm to the processor to the packager to the store). And you also need to find out where the flour for the bread was grown and where it was milled, sorted packaged, shipped and sold. The same should be done for condiments, whole fruits, drinks, side salads, chips of whatever sort, dessert, and anything else consumed at the meal. You are embarking on a reverse scavenger hunt: your meal was your prize and you must trace back all the steps of how that lunch came to be on your plate. The goal is to get a real sense of how many people are involved in the