Source: NBC Chicago
By: Jenny Westerkamp
The holidays are fast approaching, and, with food and festivity preparations underway, consumers are on the hunt.
With the launch of Chicago’s latest holiday “Buy Local” campaign and “Small Business Saturday” fast approaching, consumers are buying gifts from local shops more than ever. But with the emphasis on gift-giving and holiday purchases, it can be easy to skip over one of the most prominent proponents of the local movement– the food industry.
Jenny Westerkamp, RD is a holistic-minded registered dietitian and author of You Are What You Retweet: 140 Social Media Rules to Eat By. She is the nutritionist for CJK Foods, a prepared meal service featuring organic, local, gluten-free, dairy-free, and superfood ingredients.