Are you passionate about being on the forefront of a healthy lifestyle? Do you love eating food in its purest form? Do you want to inspire others to live the same way by following these same principles? Don't Stop Eating is looking for original content that identifies with the meaning behind being Food Smart. Our definition of Food is broad; it goes beyond what we ingest and digest...it is also what we absorb, hear, see, and feel around us. What it comes down to is the fact that we believe Food is anything that influences both the body and mind.
We are looking for all type of contributions (see below for a suggestion list)- ideally it should be something that you have experienced personally or that you can identify with as a result of a direct experience. Your stories should be backed up by research and evidence, timely statistics, and corresponding references. We like content that has a positive outlook on things, but that doesn't mean avoiding the truth either. For example, if you feel the need to talk about colorants being bad in your food and the health benefits of avoiding them, you should talk about it granted you are backed by reliable references.
We highly welcome IIN students that want to guest write or practice their knowledge with a small publisher that has an ambitious vision for the future. At the least, you are versed to stay on top of the latest food industry buzz, the do's and don'ts, pitfalls, and have a grasp of most diets and trends out there.
Language: Don't Stop Eating currently targets an English-speaking audience. Please submit your content in English. Translations can be arranged for International collaborations.
Posts should be no more than 500 to a 1000 words. When necessary, the content will be split in multiple posts
Original content: use your own words, especially when reposting someone else's content/news. Duplicate content is plagiary and also bad for SEO.
No "porn click" titles and content allowed: be sensational in your authenticity. Let the originality of the topic and the ethical twist in your content lure visitors in to read your story.
Always investigate the original source of news and make it the main reference. Make sure you go up the stream and research the original post and references. Most times, the content published down the stream has been modified just to generate traffic.
Reputable references: Make sure you research the reputation of your sources and evidence. Just because it has been published on the internet, doesn't mean that it has to be true. Consider researching also paper and other medias as well.
Blog Vision and Definitions
Don't Stop Eating believes in the following concepts: (ideally, you would reflect these concepts in the content you submit for publishing).
Food. We write Food with the capital "F" to identify the broader meaning of the word. We believe that eating food goes beyond ingestion. In other words, nutrients can also be acquired from light, sound, emotions, and energies.
Provide a solution. Even if there isn't one, simply express your honesty to the reader. The most important part of your content is your personal experience and educated opinion.
Food Smart. Being Food Smart means being knowledgeable and curious for the sake of one's health. Food Smart people go beyond the simple taste of food, and understand concept such as food energetics.
Bio-Individuality. What works for you may not work for someone else. Think about it when you swear to your visitors that the magic of Kale will cure their cancers.
Prevention. "An apple a day..." Western culture teaches us to fix what's broken. By taking a holistic and preventive approach many modern diseases and conditions can be avoided. Our content should encourage prevention.
Moderation. Even water consumption taken to the extreme can cause our body and mind harm. While Kale is good for you, eating too much of it has been show to cause thyroid issues.
Calories. In post-modern nutrition, the calories-in -calories-out + exercise model have been shown to be insufficient in defining food's real value against our health, and nonetheless to identify food's quality. There are many more important factors to keep in mind. Among those: processed food, sugar, fat, portion size, GMO's, toxicity, food energetics, to name a few.
Diets and Detox.
Preferred Topics and Subjects
We encourage you to write about the following subjects:
Food to Farm
Guest posts and contributions are subject to edit by the editorial staff at DSE. Changes might be also suggested to initial submitted content in order to to adhere to blog policies and standards. Please don't be offended by it!