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Contact: Nancy Lee
"What are YOU Going to Be Eating in the Year 2000..and After?" is a good question to ask yourself these days, says food and nourishment consultant Nancy Lee, editor of a compact, new "Y2K and Your Food" booklet by the same name. "While the diet, nutrition and fitness bug has bitten more people than ever this year, the Year 2000 computer bug's connection to food and health definitely has not gotten enough attention," according to Lee, who puts out a free email newsletter, Y2K FAST FOOD FACTS, on the subject from her website at The Food Circle.
Why not? "Because we all just assume that our food is fine and that it will always be there, waiting for us on those supermarket shelves. But the reality is, that food is brought in every night and replenished the next day. Most people don't realize that supermarkets--even in our large cities---have only a two to three day supply of food on hand. WYSIWYW --"What You See Is What You Get"-- applies to food, as well as computers," says Lee, whose 24-page pocket booklet details the whole Y2K food story in a nutshell, along with just what anyone needs to do about it.
So, what does a computer glitch have to do with food anyway? "Plenty," Lee recounts, "The whole food system is run by computers. Computers run everything -- from the fuel pumps that fill the tractors to the temperature controls in the warehouses to the computerized cash registers that check out your purchases. Now's the time to take a look at how vulnerable our food system is before it gets too late for people to take intelligent action in preparing for what just might be "the ride of our lives," she smiles with a plan firmly in mind.
"This is nothing new. I've been talking about eating a healthier, more sustainable diet for years. And the message is simple. Eat healthier closer to home. Start eating more basic foods: whole grains and legumes --that's beans to you non-vegie types--less fat, more nutrient-dense organic vegetables, seeds, nuts. Start sprouting these natural foods to get used to their flavor and texture, in case you have to depend upon them as your main source of fresh produce."
"Eating healthier closer to home, being more responsible for your own food; this isn't rocket science or alarmist preparedness," says Lee. It's just common sense. And it's about time. Take these steps now and no one will have to be getting themselves into a panic later on, or anytime. Bonus: You'll live longer, Y2K or not. "Take your income tax refund and put it into some real life insurance. Start buying dry beans and grains, a few seeds, a water purifying filter and a deck of cards. Then start learning how to use them." It's the simplest..and healthiest..way to be "Y2K OK".
The "Y2K and Your Food: What are YOU Going to Be EATING in the Year 2000? And after" Booklet is available for $5.00 and a $.55 self-addressed stamped envelope from Food Circle Associates, P.O. Box 363, Plymouth, WI 53073 or by Master Card or VISA online at www.foodcircle.com. The pocket or purse-sized pamphlet is a complete Y2K and Your Food guide, the basics in a nutshell anyone needs to know--not just to survive Y2K, but to thrive in the New Millennium.
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