We Promote the Health of Our Stakeholders Through Healthy Eating Education

Education

Healthy eating is a basic foundation for optimum health and well-being. By providing healthy eating education we inspire and empower our stakeholders to make the best health-supportive, delicious food choices to maximize personal health and vitality. At Whole Foods Market, we believe that focusing on the following four pillars of healthy eating offers the greatest health benefits:

Whole Food

  • Choose foods that are whole, fresh, natural, organic, local, seasonal and unprocessed.

  • Eliminate the consumption of refined, highly processed foods and foods void of nutrients, such as artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, sweeteners and hydrogenated fats.

Plant-Strong™ / Reconfiguring the Plate:

  • No matter what type of diet you follow, including those that incorporate dairy, meat and/or seafood – eat more plants, like raw and cooked vegetables, fruits, legumes and beans, nuts, seeds and whole grains.

  • Eat a colorful variety of plants to ensure you're getting the best nutrients for your body, which leads to feeling satiated.

Healthy Fats

  • Get your healthy fats from plant sources, such as nuts, seeds and avocados.

  • Minimize extracted oils and processed fats.

  • If eating a diet that includes animal products, choose leaner meats and seafood as well as low-fat dairy products.

Nutrient Dense

  • Choose foods that are rich in nutrients when compared to their total caloric content, also known as foods with a high nutrient density.

  • Build your menus around plant-based foods to ensure highly micro-nutrient-dense meals.

  • Choose foods with a wide spectrum of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants.