Bethany's food benchmark

Chocolate Breakfast Pudding
Makes 2 servings

1/2 avocado
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 cup of milk
1/4 cup of ice
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons of honey
pinch of cinnamon

Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend on high until it is thick, creamy, and smooth.

Of the ingredients 90% if them are whole foods and only the cocoa powder and the cinnamon is nonorganic. The raw milk came from Chambersburg, PA. The avocados came from San Juan Bautista, CA. The Bananas came from Ecuador meaning it traveled the farthest at about 2630 miles. There is about 20 grams of sugar in one serving and about 125 calories. Over all nether of those numbers are a lot and one can add less honey. If you ate nothing but this meal you would die of malnourishment because there isn’t enough fat and other stuff in it. It wouldn’t have any negative affects as long as you didn’t eat to much of it and ate other food as well. The raw milk cost $4 for a half of a gallon, though this is a lot the milk is fresh and is a small business. The cows are raised organically and are grass fed. The milk is also raw and is subject to more tests then is required by PA state law. They then make biweekly drop offs to different locations where people can go and pick up what they ordered. The avocados and bananas cost around $1.50, not sure exactly because they come as part of a box with different produce. The produce comes from different organic farms, is then put into select boxes and delivered to one's door.    

Personal Reflection 
One of the biggest problems with are food system is what food is made available to people. This deals with not only the location of good supermarkets but income levels as well. Sometimes it seems that people do not have a choice when it comes to what they eat because low quality food can be found almost everywhere and is cheep while it is harder to find high quality food and when one does it is usually expensive. My role in the food system is that stores sell what people will buy so by myself buying healthy alternatives, though it won’t seem like much, will slowly show stores that people want high quality food and so it will hopefully become more available to society as a whole. The problem isn’t just that people are not eating healthy but that the system sometimes prevents them from doing so. Some of the changes I should make to my diet is variety, specifically with different fruits and vegetables. Also I need to eat less of some things and more of others to balance things out more. Over all I don’t think this unit will affect how I eat because I already knew most of the information we talked about in class.        

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