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
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.
In addition to a good amount of practical advice, the author provides a lot of interesting information regarding the food industry in general.
Most importantly the information is applicable to everyone who shops for food at grocery stories be it healthfood stores or grocery chains.
Love this book. I read it several years ago and lent it to someone who didn't return it so I'm buying a replacement copy. Very informative and well-written!Published 6 days ago by Lisa Diaz
Anyone in this day and age who will tell you that an "omnivore mammal" (humans) should get the majority of their nutrients from fruits and vegetables, is ignorant,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Silver Flutist
This book could easily be reorganized like this without losing much content.
Part One: Horrible Dietary Advice (Featuring Outdated Scaremongering Nonsense About Why Fats... Read more
The book was a gift. I did not read the book myself but I know the person I bought it for enjoyed the book.Published 6 months ago by Theresa Gedert
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 10 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 11 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 12 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 12 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 13 months ago by M. Lewis, MD