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Follow the 5 Cool Foods Principles

Center for Food Safety

Walk into any supermarket and you’ll find yourself bombarded by thousands of packages vying for your attention. It can be pretty overwhelming, but you don’t need a Ph.D. to make climate-smart choices. In fact, our straightforward Cool Foods Principles will help you cut through the noise and choose climate-smart foods. By following these five principles when you shop, you’ll come home with a basket of healthy, delicious food that is good for you, your family, and the climate.

1. Eat fresh, unprocessed foods

2. Buy local and in-season

3. Choose organic foods

4. Eliminate industrial meat and dairy consumption and opt instead for pasture-raised products

5. Plan ahead to prevent food waste

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