By Jennifer Dorsett

For many of us, healthy eating was one of our top New Year’s resolutions. But what does that really mean?

To me, it’s nutrition and moderation and not based on a trendy label.

Now, I’m not a dietitian or a nutritionist. But I do know that most foods are good in moderation. And that variety helps give my body the supplement it needs and flavors I crave.

When it comes to food choices, we have plenty. There are fruits, vegetables, dairy products and grains grown right here in Texas and the U.S. You can’t forget our protein options—like beef, pork, poultry and lamb and goat.

We all have a sweet tooth—some larger than others. Again, moderation is key.

A little bit from a large variety helps keep our diet balanced and healthy.

And I trust the farmers and ranchers behind our food.

You see, I grew up with many of their children, and I’m related to a few of them, too. No farmer or rancher I know would intentionally do anything to harm those consuming their crops or beef. After all, their families are eating it, too.

My lifelong connection to farmers and ranchers shapes the way I look at our food supply and what choices I make when it comes to buying food.

Conventional or organic—both taste good to me and they’re good for me!

We should be thankful we live in an age and country where it’s possible to have such a wide variety of choices when it comes to feeding our families and nourishing our bodies.

Jennifer Dorsett

Field Editor
Texas Farm Bureau
I love the smell of rain hitting hot red dirt, a sunset view from the porch and the melt-in-your-mouth taste of a piece of moist brisket. I love everything about Texas, plain and simple.