Food Sustainability

CSNN is all about food sustainability practices and eating organic! Check out the below for articles and tips on how our health is connected to the quality of food we eat, what are the “Dirty Dozen”, how to eat organic on a budget, and more. 


Eating Organic on a Budget

  • Eating Organic on a Budget – It’s a common complaint that organic food is too expensive, but there are tons of benefits to eating organic. Debora Palmieri, R.H.N., shares the benefits and also some tips.

Food before Supplements

Why Organic?

  • Eating Organic – ‘Organic’ has become a very loose and overused term in our society. Rachel Murray, R.H.N., explains what ‘organic’ really means, and why it matters.
  • The Link Between Organic Food and Our Health –  “While it’s positive and empowering to have organic food become a mainstream item, it’s important to have a firm understanding of its benefits and impact on our health and the health of our planet.” Mara Panacci, R.H.N., shares how organic food can boost your health.

Environmental Working Group

Dirty Dozen: EWG’s 2021 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ – Reduce your exposure to toxic pesticide residues with the Environmental Working Group’s ‘Dirty Dozen™’ and ‘Clean Fifteen™’ lists.

Christina Anania, R.H.N., has a simple but tasty recipe for Sweet Potato Gnocchi. These are a pillowy, comforting, and nutritious fall dinner. Try them! 

Laura Brining, R.H.N., makes a rich and delicious classic comfort dish that is vegan and gluten-free. Try her shepherd’s pie recipe tonight! 

Pantry Staple Pancakes

Beth Whalley, R.H.N., shares a hearty, healthy, and delicious take on pancakes. You can even make them ahead and pop them in the toaster for a quick breakfast.

Vegan Apple Pie Smoothie

Kathy Chrzaszcz, R.H.N., shares an innovative way to use your apples that is perfect for September. Give this autumn-worthy smoothie a try!

Tanya Church, R.H.N., writes about how we can all choose better produce with fewer pesticides and chemicals, even if you’re on a budget, and why it’s important. Article from EcoParent. 

Fall Spiced Apple Chutney

Andrea Brown, R.H.N., has a delicious way to use up those apples this fall.  Full of warming spices, this versatile chutney can be eaten many ways!

Food sustainability and eating organic go hand-in-hand with the green movement and caring about the environment. Random Acts of Green lets you earn green points for your eco-friendly actions and redeem them for real-life rewards. Download the app today. 

Recommending Readings

“Digging the City: An Urban Agriculture Manifesto” by Rhona McAdam and “Ripe from Around Here: A Vegan Guide to Local and Sustainable Eating” are great reads to add to your list. You can find more books on holistic nutrition and cookbooks on our “Books Written by CSNN Graduates” page.

Eco-Nutrition Course

Eco-Nutrition explores the facts about metal and other elements in food, air and water and their effect on our health. Students gain insight into both the major causes of pollution and the existing threats to both the Earth’s and human immune systems. Students learn to make food choices that are wholesome and safe for everyone.

My education with CSNN has been life changing for me and I cannot express how grateful I am for this experience to work with others everyday on their journey to better health and wellness.

Joanna Brown, C.H.N.C.Rejoice Nutrition & Wellness