How to Save the Planet: Diet and Climate Change


Podcast Episode 66

Concerned (or just curious) about climate change and think you can’t make a difference? Think again! What you eat (or don’t eat) matters. Tune into to hear Mary Purdy, Registered Dietitian chat about how you can reduce your carbon footprint with a few simple dietary tweaks.

PLUS: The Nutrition Challenge of the Week!


How our diets can have an impact on climate change

  • (What you eat or don’t eat matters)

How to modify your diet to help reduce your carbon footprint

  • (You don’t have to be vegan)

How much food is wasted per year

  • (How you can cut back on waste)

“The Great Food Transformation” – a movement aiming to benefit our planet and our species

  • (All it takes is a few tweaks here and there)

Which diet/diets have the most positive impact?

Three easy ways to eat to support the planet?

Cooking tips to reduce your carbon footprint?

Four easy ways to incorporate lentils into your day?

How to eat cookies/brownies to support the planet and your health?

PLUS: The Weekly Challenge!

Challenge yourself to incorporate lentils into a recipe or meal…our friends at USA Pulses know a thing or two about delicious affordable and sustainable recipes.

Check out there website in the show notes and work on that half-cup habit to add beans to any meal

About the Show

Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, dishes out easy-to-digest info, tips, and advice about nutrition & lifestyle, backed by over 10 years of clinical experience, an expertise in sustainability and a healthy sense of humor. Join the weekly conversation! Episodes come out weekly.

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ABOUT MARY Mary Purdy is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Clinical Nutrition from Bastyr University. Past experience:

  • Private practice (8 yrs)
  • Adjunct Professor at Bastyr University
  • Clinical Supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health.

Mary currently works as a Registered Dietitian Coach at the Scientific Wellness company, Arivale. Mary takes an integrative/holistic approach to diet, health & wellness and believes that food is medicine! MARY’S NEW BOOK: Serving the Broccoli Gods DOWNLOAD MARY’S FREE GUIDE: 2-Day Body Reset

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is intended for entertainment purposes only. Please consult your doctor before following any information you hear here. The opinions expressed here are those exclusively of Mary Purdy, the Show’s producers, and guests, and do not necessarily represent the views of Arivale, Bastyr, Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine, or other entities.



First things first: I love chocolate. I love kale. And I consume them both regularly, but generally not at the same time (although, ask me about my chocolate, berry & kale smoothie!) I also love helping people find easy ways make their body, mind, and life better while also making eco-friendly choices that support the health of our planet.


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