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USDA

USDA Organic

When you buy organic foods, do you know what you're getting? Thanks to a national standard, you can lay those worries to rest. As of October 2002, any food product making an organic claim must now meet stringent requirements set forth by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The following criteria also must be met to qualify as organic:  meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products must be derived from animals that have not been given any antibiotics or growth hormones. Other organic foods, such as coffee, seeds, nuts, and produce, will be considered organic only if they have been grown without the use of most conventional pesticides, petroleum-based fertilizers, or sewage sludge-based fertilizers. Genetic engineering and ionizing radiation are not allowed.

Visit the USDA Organic web site to learn more about the National Organic Program by clicking here.

 

Feingold Association of the United States

Feingold

The Feingold Association is an organization of families and professionals founded in 1976, The Feingold® Association of the United States is dedicated to helping children and adults apply proven dietary techniques for better behavior, learning and health, and to generating public awareness of the potential role of foods and synthetic additives in behavior, learning and health problems.  Click here now to visit the Fiengold Association web site.

 

Organic Trade Association

Organic Trade Association

Nash Brothers Trading Company organic items will follow all regulations in accordance with the USDA National Organic Program.  OTA is a leader in advocating and protecting organic standards so that consumers can have confidence in certified organic production. Click here now to visit the Organic Trade Association web site.

 

Kids Health

Kids Health

Nash Brothers Trading Company and KidsHealth both believe that healthy eating is the cornerstone to healthy Kids.  KidsHealth.org offers parents, kids and teens a place to go for nutritional recipes, fitness, growth and development information and much more.  For information you can trust about kids and teens that's free of "doctor speak," visit KidsHealth.org.

 

Gluten Free

Gluten is a protein that is found in any food or product that contains wheat, barley, rye, and potentially oats.  For people who have celiac disease, it is a must that they avoid gluten.  Some medical practitioners believe that gluten-free diets may benefit other conditions:

-irritable bowel syndrome
-ADD/ADHD
-autism
-fibromyalgia
-multiple sclerosis
-cystic fibrosis
-thyroid disease
-other autoimmune disorders

Avoiding gluten can be very challenging. Other than food, some every day items including toothpaste, make-up, and stamps contain gluten.  As you are learning to avoid gluten, you will become an ‘ingredient detective.’ To learn if a food or a product contains gluten, it is crucial that you read the ingredient list.  Several published lists exist to guide you on specific ingredients to watch out for.  When in doubt, call the food manufacturer explaining that you are avoiding gluten and need to verify that their products are gluten-free.  

Nutritional deficits are common among those avoiding gluten.  It is important to ensure that you are getting in nutrients that you miss when avoiding gluten.  These nutrients include folate and other B vitamins, iron, calcium, and fiber.  

Click here for Nash Brothers Trading Company Gluten Free items.