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1 Jennifer Lucas, MSN, RN, FNP-BC Loyola University Chicago

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3 Illnesses Case Study Current Guidelines What’s in Food Two Types of Gardens Pesticides Two Types of Farms Growth Hormones Know Your Sources

4 Diabetes Heart Disease Cancer Hypertension High Cholesterol Thyroid Conditions Fatty Liver Disease Sleep Apnea Gallbladder Disease

5 8 year-old male Stomach pains #7 for dinner 28 year-old female Stomach pains Bacteria and food intolerances

6 Calories Fat Sugar Serving size Fruits and vegetables

7 Antibiotics Aspartame BPA Corn Dyes Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) Mercury and PCB’s MSG Nitrates Pink Slime Pesticides, insecticides Preservatives, additives, artificial flavors rBGH (recombinant bovine growth hormone)

8 Pesticides Fruits Vegetables Meat Dairy Growth Hormones (rBGH) Meat Dairy

9 Family GardenMonoculture

10 Pesticides are toxic Designed to kill insects, plants, fungi Pesticides on food Absorbed through lungs or skin, consumed through foods Pesticides in food GMO seed Health Consequences Nervous System Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD) Cancer

11 Family Farm Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs)

12 Family Farm Cow Diet Herbivores (grass) No supplements, drugs, hormones, additives 4-5 years old to reach slaughter weight CAFO Cow Diet Corn, grains Antibiotics, growth hormones (rBGH) months to reach slaughter weight

13 Daley, Abbott, Doyle, Nader, & Larson (2010) Grass fed cattle have meat lower in total fat Grass fed cattle have better omega 6 to omega 3 ratio Grass fed cattle have glutathione (GT) Daley, C., Abbott, A., Doyle, P., Nader, G., & Larson, S. (2010). A review of fatty acid profiles and antioxidant content in grass-fed and grain-fed beef. Nutrition Journal, 9:10, 1-12.

14 Cows Grow faster Produce more milk Products Beef Dairy Health Consequences Disrupt hormone balances Developmental problems Reproductive system problems Cancers: breast, prostate, colon

15 Shop Beyond the Grocery Store Community Supported Agriculture Farmers Market Reconnect with Food Grow Something Know Your Farmer Ask Questions

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17 Codes: View the stickers on fruits and vegetables 5 digit number, starting with 9: Organic 4 digit number: Non-Organic, grown with use of pesticides 5 digit number, starting with 8: Genetically Engineered

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22 Your Share Across the Country

23 Awareness Food Knowledge Planning Action

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25 Center for Disease Control (October 2012). Retrieved March 20, 2013, from Center for Food Safety (March 2012). Retrieved March 20, 2013, from Cornucopia Institute (September 2010). Retrieved March 20, 2013, from Daley, C., Abbott, A., Doyle, P., Nader, G., & Larson, S. (2010). A review of fatty acid profiles and antioxidant content in grass-fed and grain-fed beef. Nutrition Journal, 9:10, Environmental Working Group (January 2012). Retrieved March 20, 2013, from Green Polka Dot Box (September 2011). Retrieved March 21, 2013, from Local Harvest (March 2012). Retrieved March 22, 2013, from My Plate (June 2011). Retrieved September 22, 2012, from Pesticide Action Network (2009). Retrieved March 21, 2013, from Prevent Cancer Coalition (2011). Retrieved March 18, 2012, from The World According to Monsanto: Pollution, Corruption, and the Control of the World's Food Supply Marie-Monique Robin (2010) United States Department of Agriculture (2012). Retrieved March 21, 2013, from What’s On My Food (2011). Retried March 20, 2013, from


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