December 3, 2018

Social Media and Food

This picture won't do well on social media.
It won't go viral, be swooned over by foodies, and no one will pin the recipe to a board so they can impress their guests next time they have company.
It's a reasonable portion, easy to make, and healthy - but it just doesn't have that social media zing. But it's important to realize that the "social media zing" can influence our relationship with food, and can determine everything from what to how much we put on our plates - for better or for worse.
What makes a great picture may not make a great meal...or it might. Education and having a nutrition plan in place can act as a healthy filter, helping us choose good food and discard unhealthy food, as we scroll through Pinterest or Instagram.
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