Choosing fresh vs. packaged foods

Gigi Lee Chang, CEO of Healthy Child Health World, explains the health differences of fresh foods and packaged foods for your family
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Choosing fresh vs. packaged foods

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When thinking about the best way to feed your family a healthy diet, oftentimes it can be confusing because you might be drawn to certain types of diet such as gluten-free or vegetarian. I think the most important thing is to always remember fresh food is always the best. So whether it is gluten-free or vegetarian, if you can chose fresh ingredients, ingredients that you can identify, that's always the best choice. When looking at vegetarian food, again, you know just because it is vegetarian, if it's packaged and processed, that may not necessarily be healthier for your family. The same is true of gluten-free, and certainly if you have gluten allergies or gluten sensitivities, you want to make sure that you are avoiding foods with gluten, but the same rule applies in choosing fresh ingredients. So in the case of gluten, you might want to opt for non-gluten grains such as Keynoir instead of flour or, you know, wheat.

Gigi Lee Chang, CEO of Healthy Child Health World, explains the health differences of fresh foods and packaged foods for your family

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Gigi Lee Chang

Former CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World

Gigi Lee Chang is the CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World, a national non-profit organization which empowers parents to protect their children from harmful chemicals. She is a frequent speaker on various topics, including children’s health, food and nutrition, as well as socially conscious/sustainable business practices and entrepreneurship and was awarded “Brand Innovator 2008” and “2010” by Brand Packaging. In addition, Gigi has been featured in over 250 national and regional media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, MORE magazine, Yogi Times, KIWI Magazine, Cookie, Parenting, OK! Weekly, Celebrity Baby Blog, TODAY Show, Newsweek and Time Out New York Kids. Gigi is also the Founder of Plum Organics and on the advisory boards of Environmental Media Association (EMA), Pregnancy Awareness Month (PAM), International Baby Planners Association (IBPA) as well as Friends of Baby Buggy.

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