Nestle walks readers through every supermarket section--produce, meat, fish, dairy, packaged foods, bottled waters, and more--decoding labels and clarifying nutritional and other claims (in supermarket-speak, for example, "fresh" means most likely to spoil first, not recently picked or prepared), and in so doing explores issues like the effects of food production on our environment, the way pricing works, and additives and their effect on nutrition.
What Nestle reveals is both discouraging and empowering. Through ubiquitous advertising, almost universal food availability, the growth of portion size, and unchecked marketing to kids, were encouraged to eat more than we need, with consequent negative impact on our health. Knowledge is indeed power, and Nestle's lively, witty, and thoroughly enlightening book--the work, readers quickly see, of a food lover intent on increasing sensual satisfaction at table as well as promoting health--will help its readers become completely cognizant about food shopping. It's a must for anyone who eats and buys food and wants to do both better. --Arthur Boehm
This book was informative and organized very well.
There is so much helpful information in this book and its a book I think anyone interested in healthy food should own or at least read.
If you are really concerned about what is in the food you eat and how it is raised and brought to market you must read this book.
The book is some what out dated and some of the information follows traditional medical advice which is perpetuated by MD'S without nutritional training.Published 2 months ago by kim riley
The book targets the mostly consumed foods in the United States and tells the end consumers if they are heading in the right direction. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ali BaderEddin
If you're a beginner in nutrition or have studied Food, Nutrition and Health, Marion Nestle: What to Eat is a great book to find information regarding how our food culture is not... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Nicholas Figueroa
This book goes into detail on most difficult and controversial food topics and explains the "so what?" And "how does this effect me?". Read morePublished 5 months ago by Magilacudy
This book draws on a large amount of reliable research and thoughtfully addresses just about any question a person might have about selecting foods. Read morePublished 6 months ago by M. Lewis, MD
This is an excellent book, although I think that there is more to good health than eat less, move more. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Julian Fisher
The book has a lot of great information on types of food, but is unfortunately littered with the Author's point of views on the environment and like issues. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Seth
I feel this is a must read. I've read it and read it and read it. Now I lend it out to my friends. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Marilyn O. Chase
I really like this book. Good information. I purchased the Kindle version. I was going to purchase paperbacks for three people (a friend, and my two adult children), but I won't... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jogee