This week the LGMA is launching a new website created specifically for registered dietitians, influencers, professional food writers and consumers. LettuceInfo.org is dedicated to everything you need to know about lettuce and leafy greens and is a resource to help people access facts and get answers about lettuce safety and nutrition.
by April Ward
The website contains information about how lettuce and leafy greens are grown, what farmers are doing to make sure their products are safe and why these foods are among the safest, healthiest things we can feed our families. And, if there’s ever a problem with the safety of lettuce, this website is the place the LGMA will direct people for updates and information.
This new website was created in light of recent foodborne illness outbreaks associated with lettuce. We know that when lettuce is involved in a foodborne illness outbreak or recall there are questions and concerns that can create fear about eating this normally healthy food. By sharing information about all that is being done to make leafy green safe and why they are so nutritious, we hope to ease people’s fears and provide them with facts.
To ensure the website delivers accurate information, we’ve pulled together a team of experts in nutrition, farming and communication to serve as advisors. The team is made up of registered dietitians, growers and advocates for food safety. You can learn more about our advisors here.
The new website includes information about the lettuce and leafy greens products included under the LGMA food safety program. It has facts on production, nutrition and usage ideas. Several videos are also found on the website to help illustrate what lettuce farmers are doing on their farms to prevent foodborne illness outbreaks as part of the LGMA program.
We hope you’ll take some time to look through the new website. We encouraged you to share it with anyone who cares about food and follow new social media channels associated with the website on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. People can also sign up for health and safety alerts to keep learning more about lettuce and leafy greens.