Today we’re back with Mira and Jayson Calton – examining what makes a
healthy diet and how preppers can utilize the material and online resources we have available today – including Naked Calories, and Rich Food, Poor Food.
If you missed the first part of the interview you may want to go read New Health Resource for Preppers and Others Seeking to Provide Healthy Food for their Family: Interview with the Authors first and come back for this!
Read on for Part Two of our Calton Nutrition interview series!
1. What gave you the idea for your Grocery Purchasing System (GPS)?
“We wanted to make the book extremely user friendly. We knew a map of the grocery store would be essential. But yesterday’s map is really today’s GPS, and it is programmed to navigate the driver to their destination quickly and safely. Our GPS, or Grocery Purchasing System is just that. We take the reader down every aisle from dairy to desserts locating the foods highest in vitamins and minerals that leave the Poor Food, potentially dangerous ingredients on the shelves. It makes super market shopping fast by naming the names of the best products we found and even showing product photos to guarantee a successful shopping road trip.”
2. What do you think is the most useful aspect of your book, Rich Food, Poor Food?
“I love that we have two parts to the book. The reference part (Know before you Go) at the beginning educates as to some of the potential pitfalls one might encounter. Most people don’t know what the long scientific sounding words on an ingredient list mean, so we give quick little definitions, often illuminating hidden dangers. The rest of the book is organized into aisles and readers can use the STEER HERE sections to see our favorite choices. However, our personal favorite part are the coupon clipper icons. We know that it can sometimes get expensive to by the healthiest options in the store. So we went to the manufacturers of our RICH FOOD picks and asked them to offer coupons for these items. About 75% of the manufacturers said “yes”, so now we can offer not only an education as to the safest products, but discounts for them as well.”
3. If there is one thing you would like to share with our readers, moms interested in providing better food for their families, especially in the case of an emergency, what would it be?
“We would like to remind people that we vote with your hard earned dollars as to what we want the stores to carry. Make sure your money is saying what you want it to. If a product is a Poor Food, leave it on the shelves. This will send a clear message to manufacturers as to what we do not want to be feeding our families any longer. Imagine the impact we can all have on the quality of the products stocked on store shelves. We can literally crowd out Poor Foods simply by requesting that Rich Food options are stocked and collectively boycotting products that blatantly disregard human health. Together, we can make a difference in the quality of the food supply. It is time we join in and start a Rich Food Revolution.”
What’s Next, Preppers?
Well there you have it, folks! We have prime advice from the pros – to cease buying processed foods, read the ingredients, and do more research to know what you and your family are buying and eating. Let’s build a movement — let’s stop allowing companies to feed us this junk – as Mira and Jayson say, “This will send a clear message to manufacturers as to what we do not want to be feeding our families any longer!”