State of Science :: Nutritional Quality
"Transforming Jane Doe's Diet"
Author(s): Charles Benbrook, Ph.D.
This landmark report quantifies the nutritional quality and pesticide risk reduction benefits of a set of smarter food choices, in the course of analyzing the "Before" and "After" daily diet of Jane Doe.
The report drives home the message that making smart food choices need not be difficult, nor must people give up their favorite foods. Overall, Jane Doe is still eating over one-half of the same foods she has always enjoyed.
Smarter food choices, including purchase of organic fresh fruits and vegetables to reduce pesticide exposures and risk, deliver substantial, dual benefits -- Jane Doe increased her nutrient intake by 79% and reduced her pesticide risk by two-thirds, despite tripling her servings of fruits and vegetables.
Small steps taken wisely can add up to surprisingly major progress, turning a diet likely to contribute to long-run health problems into one that will help promote good health and strong immune systems.
The Center recently released reports setting forth the details of the analytical tools used in quantifying the impacts of the transformation of Jane Doe's diet.
Access free of charge the methodology documents for TOC-NQI and the DRI.
See below for the consumer-friendly, two page summary of Transforming Jane Doe's Diet.