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What to Eat

ISBN: 9780865477384 | 0865477388
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Publisher: North Point Press
Pub. Date: 4/17/2007

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Since its publication in hardcover last year, Marion Nestle'sWhat to Eathas become the definitive guide to making healthy and informed choices about food. Praised as "radiant with maxims to live by" inThe New York Times Book Reviewand "accessible, reliable and comprehensive" inThe Washington Post,What to Eatis an indispensable resource, packed with important information and useful advice from the acclaimed nutritionist who "has become to the food industry what . . . Ralph Nader [was] to the automobile industry" (St. Louis Post-Dispatch). How we choose which foods to eat is growing more complicated by the day, and the straightforward, practical approach ofWhat to Eathas been praised as welcome relief. As Nestle takes us through each supermarket sectionproduce, dairy, meat, fishshe explains the issues, cutting through foodie jargon and complicated nutrition labels, and debunking the misleading health claims made by big food companies. With Nestle as our guide, we are shown how to make wise food choicesand are inspired to eat sensibly and nutritiously. Now in paperback,What to Eatis already a classic"the perfect guidebook to help navigate through the confusion of which foods are good for us" (USA Today). Marion Nestle is the most respected nutritionist in America today. Her bookFood Politicswas given the James Beard Award, the top award for food writing; that book and its follow-up,Safe Food, are backlist classics for the University of California Press. A longtime nutritionist and former head of the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, Nestle lectures worldwide and was featured in the movieSuper Size Me. A native New Yorker, she raised her family in California and now lives in Greenwich Village. Winner of the James Beard Foundation Award Since its publication in hardcover in 2006, Marion Nestle'sWhat to Eathas become the definitive guide to making healthy and informed choices about food. Praised as "accessible, reliable and comprehensive" inThe Washington Post,What to Eatis a resource packed with important information and useful advice from the acclaimed nutritionist. How we choose which foods to eat is growing more complicated, and the straightforward, practical approach ofWhat to Eathas been praised as welcome relief. Nestle guides readers through the supermarket sectionsproduce, dairy, meat, fish, breads, and juices, and then to the "center aisles," where big profits are made. She uses clear language to reveal the big food companies' marketing practices and get to the heart of the real issues. She cuts through foodie jargon and complex nutrition labels and debunks the misleading health claims made by the major companies in the food industry. Nestle explains the differences between foods that are wild and those that are farm-raised; frozen and fresh; and organic, natural, and conventional. She tells us what we need to know about carbohydrates, omega-3s, andtransfats; pesticides and the environment; portion size, labeling, and nutrition claims; supplements, additives, and preservatives; and food safety. "Not only isWhat to Eatthe most comprehensive guide to the political and nutritional choices we make shopping for food, but it's also full of up-to-date research on health."Susan Salter Reynolds,Los AngelesTimes Book Review "With this comprehensive guide, Nestle, a nutritionist, makes the weekly trip to the grocery les


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