Mary Pesek, Nutrition and Physical Activity Program Coordinator with the Wisconsin Division of Public Health, says healthy eating also includes food safety. That includes knowing where your food comes from and what types of pesticides or herbicides may be involved in the food product. However, she's not willing to say organic is a 100% safe bet either.
She notes any crops may experience dangerous run off such as harmful manure contaminants. Outside of the produce aisle, Pesek says it's important to inspect labels.
"Potato chips might say they are Trans fat-free but they still have fat or are fried." She warns people not to over consume foods like these, just because they have a healthy element.
As part of Nutrition Month, Pesek recommends adults try to engage in 30 minutes a day of physical activity, 60 minutes for kids.