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How do we decide what foods to eat? In recent years, this simple question has become complicated beyond belief—as supermarkets have grown to warehouse size, and as the old advice to eat foods from four food groups has been overrun by questions about organic foods, hormones, pesticides, carbohydrates, trans fats, omega-3s, supplements, health claims, extreme diets, and, above all, obesity.

Fortunately, Marion Nestle is here to tell us what’s what—to give us the facts we need to make sensible choices from the bewildering array of foods available to us. With What to Eat, this renowned nutritionist takes us on a guided tour of the supermarket, explaining the issues with verve and wit as well as a scientist’s expertise and a food lover’s experience.

Today’s supermarket is ground zero for the food industry, a place where the giants of agribusiness compete for sales with profits—not nutrition or health—in mind. Nestle walks us through the supermarket, section by section: produce, dairy, meat, fish, packaged foods, breads, juices, bottled waters, and more. Along
the way, she untangles the issues, decodes the labels, clarifies the health claims, and debunks the sales hype. She tells us how to make sensible choices based on freshness, taste, nutrition, health, effects on the environment, and, of course, price. With Nestle as our guide, we learn what it takes to make wise food choices
and are inspired to act with confidence on that knowledge.

What to Eat is the guide to healthy eating today: comprehensive, provocative, revealing, rich in common sense, informative, and a pleasure to read.
Marion Nestle received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the James Beard Foundation—the food world''s highest honor—as well as the foundation''s book prize. She is the author of Food Politics and Safe Food, and was featured in the documentary Super Size Me. A native of New York, she raised her family in California and now lives in Greenwich Village, where she teaches at New York University.
How should you decide what foods to eat? As supermarkets have grown to warehouse size, this simple question has become complicated beyond belief. Fortunately, Marion Nestle—renowned for her sage advice on food and nutrition—is here to cut through the confusion and lay out what you need to know. In What to Eat, she takes us on a guided tour of the American supermarket and shows us exactly how to feed ourselves and our families wisely and well.
 
With sharp humor, expertise, and a food-lover''s delight, Nestle guides us through the supermarket sections—produce, dairy, meat, fish, breads, and juices, and then to the "center aisles," where big profits are made. Along the way, she reveals the big food companies'' marketing practices, explains complex labels in clear language, and tells us what we need to know about:
 
·  wild and farm-raised

·  frozen and fresh

·  organic, natural, and conventional

·  carbs, omega-3s, and trans fats

·  pesticides and the environment

·  portion size, labeling, and nutrition claims

·  supplements, additives, and preservatives

·  food safety
"The industry wants you to believe there are no good foods or bad foods. Well, that''s not true. And I can''t think of anyone who knows the difference better than Marion Nestle."— Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation
"Not only is What to Eat the 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 Angeles Times Book Review
 
"With this comprehensive guide, Nestle, a nutritionist, makes the weekly trip to the grocery less daunting and a healthy diet more attainable."— Science News
 
"Part muckraking journalism, part reference book and part consumer guide, What to Eat is organized in the manner suggested by the subtitle: as a walk down each grocery store aisle with a companionable Ph. D. researcher as the guide. It is a simple, yet effective, concept for organizing what otherwise could have become a mind-numbing amount of information."— Steve Weinberg, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
 
"When it comes to the increasingly treacherous landscape of the American supermarket, with its marketing hype and competing health claims, Marion Nestle is an absolutely indispensable guide: knowledgeable, eminently sane—and wonderful company, too.”— Michael Pollan, author of The Botany of Desire
 
"The industry wants you to believe there are no good foods or bad foods. Well, that''s not true. And I can''t think of anyone who knows the difference better than Marion Nestle."— Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation
 
"According to nutritionist Nestle, the increasing confusion among the general public about what to eat comes from two sources: experts who fail to create a holistic view by isolating food components and health issues, and a food industry that markets items on the basis of profits alone. She suggests that, often, research findings are deliberately obscure to placate special interests. Nestle says that simple, common-sense guidelines available decades ago still hold true: consume fewer calories, exercise more, eat more fruits and vegetables and, for today''s consumers, less junk food. The key to eating well, Nestle advises, is to learn to navigate through the aisles (and thousands of items) in large supermarkets. To that end, she gives readers a virtual tour, highlighting the main concerns of each food group, including baby, health and prepared foods, and supplements. Nestle''s prose is informative and entertaining; she takes on the role of detective, searching for clues to the puzzle of healthy and satisfying nutrition. Her intelligent and reassuring approach will likely make readers venture more confidently through the jungle of today''s super-sized stores."— Publishers Weekly

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How do we choose what to eat? Buffeted by health claims--should we, for example, restrict our intake of carbs or fats or both? Is organic food better for us?--we become confused and tune out. In supermarkets we buy semi-consciously, unaware that our choices are carefully orchestrated by sophisticated marketing strategies concerned only with the bottom line. That we should confront such persuasion is the major point made by nutritionist-consumer advocate Marion Nestle in her extraordinary What to Eat, an aisle-by-aisle guide to supermarket buying and thus an anatomy of American food business. "The way food is situated in today''s society discourages healthful food choices," Nestle tells us, a fact that finds literal representation in our supermarkets, where food placement--dependant on "slotting fees," guaranteed advertising and other incentives--determines every purchase we make.

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, we’re 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

From Publishers Weekly

According to nutritionist Nestle ( Food Politics), the increasing confusion among the general public about what to eat comes from two sources: experts who fail to create a holistic view by isolating food components and health issues, and a food industry that markets items on the basis of profits alone. She suggests that, often, research findings are deliberately obscure to placate special interests. Nestle says that simple, common-sense guidelines available decades ago still hold true: consume fewer calories, exercise more, eat more fruits and vegetables and, for today''s consumers, less junk food. The key to eating well, Nestle advises, is to learn to navigate through the aisles (and thousands of items) in large supermarkets. To that end, she gives readers a virtual tour, highlighting the main concerns of each food group, including baby, health and prepared foods, and supplements. Nestle''s prose is informative and entertaining; she takes on the role of detective, searching for clues to the puzzle of healthy and satisfying nutrition. Her intelligent and reassuring approach will likely make readers venture more confidently through the jungle of today''s super-sized stores. (May)
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From Booklist

Nutritionist Nestle''s newest volume aims to help the American consumer determine what best to eat to improve or to maintain good health. Pursuing what she hopes is a unique and beneficial approach, she surveys a supermarket on a food-by-food basis, noting for each category what nutritional benefits are claimed and what really are the advantages and dangers in consuming any grocery offering. She documents how food industry concerns have perverted nutritional and origin labeling, dismayed that economics has once more trumped open information. She assesses the roles of trans-fats in processed food, methylmercury in fish, calcium in dairy products, salmonella in fresh eggs, sugar in cereals, and genetic modification. Nestle is particularly concerned that consumers understand all the implications, good and bad, of the perennially contentious "organic" label. Although the honest, prudent scientist in Nestle precludes her providing glib prescriptions or half-true advice on eating, she does present very helpful shopping guidelines for consumers determined to be vigilant about their food. Mark Knoblauch
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"Meticulously researched, thorough, and indispensable – Marion Nestle''s What to Eat delivers on its title. It''s a reliable, riveting guide to the amazing truth about what we’re sold by the American food distribution system. Refreshingly rigorous and fun to read." --Alice Waters, founder and proprietor of Chez Panisse and author of The Chez Panisse Café Cookbook.

"The industry wants you to believe there are no good foods or bad
foods. Well, that''s not true. And I can''t think of anyone who knows the
difference better than Marion Nestle." --Eric Schlosser

When it comes to the increasingly treacherous landscape of the
American supermarket, with its marketing hype and competing health
claims, Marion Nestle is an absolutely indispensable guide:
knowledgeable, eminently sane--and wonderful company, too. --Michael Pollan

About the Author

Marion Nestle is the most respected nutritionist in America today. Her book Food Politics was 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 NYU’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Prof. Nestle lectures worldwide and was featured in the movie Super Size Me. A native New Yorker, she raised her family in California and now lives in Greenwich Village.

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Excerpted from What to Eat by Marion Nestle. Copyright © 2006 by Marion Nestle. Published in May 2006 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC. All rights reserved.
 
Introduction
 
I am a nutrition professor, and as soon as people find out what I do, they ask: Why is nutrition so confusing? Why is it so hard to know which foods are good for me? Why don’t you nutritionists figure out what’s right and make it simple for the rest of us to understand? Why can’t you help me know what to eat?
 
Questions like these come up every time I give a talk, teach a class, or go out to dinner. For a long time, they puzzled me. I thought: Doesn’t everyone know what a healthy diet is? And why are people so worried about what they eat? I just didn’t get it. For me, food is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and I have been teaching, writing, and talking about the joys of eating as well as the more cultural and scientific aspects of food for nearly thirty years. My work at a university means that I do research as well as teach, and for the past decade or so I have been studying the marketing of food and its effects on health. Everyone eats. This turns the growing, shipping, preparing, and serving of food into a business of titanic proportions, worth close to a trillion dollars a year in the United States alone. I wrote about the health consequences of the business of food—unintended as those consequences may be—in two books: Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health and Safe Food: Bacteria, Biotechnology, and Bioterrorism.
 
Since writing them, I have spent much of my professional and social life talking to students, health professionals, academics, government officials, journalists, community organizers, farmers, school officials, and business leaders—as well as friends and colleagues—about the social and political aspects of food and nutrition. It hardly matters who I am talking to. Everyone goes right to what affects them. Their questions are personal. Everyone wants to know what the politics of food mean for what they personally should eat. Should they be worried about hormones, pesticides, antibiotics, mercury, or bacteria in foods? Is it acceptable to eat sugars, artificial sweeteners, or trans fats, and, if so, how much? What about foods that are raw, canned, irradiated, or genetically engineered? Do I recommend calcium or any other supplement? Which is the best choice of vegetables, yogurt, meat, or bread?
 
Eventually I came to realize that, for many people, food feels nothing at all like a source of pleasure; it feels more like a minefield. For one thing, there are far too many choices; about 320,000 food and beverage products are available in the United States, and an average supermarket carries 30,000 to 40,000 of them. As the social theorist Barry Schwartz explains in The Paradox of Choice, this volume of products turns supermarket and other kinds of shopping into “a complex decision in which [you] are forced to invest time, energy, and no small amount of self-doubt, anxiety, and dread.” Bombarded with too many choices and conflicting messages, as everyone is, many people long for reassurance that they can ignore the “noise” and just go back to enjoying the food they eat. I began paying closer attention to hints of such longings in what people were telling me. I started asking my friends how they felt about food. Their responses were similar. Eating, they told me, feels nothing less than hazardous. And, they said, you need to do something about this. One after another told me things like this:
 
-You seem to think we have the information we need, but a lot of us are clueless and have no idea of how to eat.
-When I go into a supermarket, I feel like a deer caught in headlights. Tell me what I need to know so I can make reasonable choices, and quickly.
-I do not feel confident that I know what to eat. It’s all so confusing.
 
- You tell me how to do this. I don’t believe all those other people. They all seem to have axes to grind.
-Tell us how you eat.
 
The more I thought about what audiences and friends were telling me, the more I realized that changes in society and in the competitiveness of food companies had made the question of what to eat incredibly complicated for most people, and that while I had noticed some of the effects of such changes, I had missed others that were quite important. Years ago, I regularly shopped in suburban supermarkets in California and Massachusetts while cooking for my growing family, but that era in my life is long past. Besides, the whole shopping experience is different now. Today, too, I live in Manhattan. For reasons of space and real estate costs, Manhattan does not have enormous supermarkets like the ones in suburbs or in most cities in the United States. I live within easy walking distance of ten or fifteen grocery stores, but these are small—sometimes tiny—by national standards. Only recently have larger stores like Whole Foods come into the city. And I do much less food shopping than many people. My children are now adults and live on the other side of the continent. More than that, my job requires me to eat out a lot. Because I do not own a car I either have to walk home carrying what I buy, or arrange to have food delivered. It became clear to me that if I really wanted to understand how food marketing affects health, I needed to find out a lot more about what you and everyone else are up against when you shop for food—and the sooner the better. So I did, and this book is the result.
 
I began my research (and that is just what it was) by visiting supermarkets of all kinds and taking notes on what they were selling, section by section, aisle by aisle. I looked at the products on those shelves just as any shopper might, and tried to figure out which ones made the most sense to buy for reasons of taste, health, economy, or any number of social issues that might be of concern. Doing this turned out to be more complicated than I could have imagined. For one thing, it required careful reading of food labels, which, I can assure you, is hard work even for nutritionists. Science and politics make food labels exceptionally complicated, and they often appear in very small print. I found it impossible to do any kind of comparative shopping without putting on reading glasses, I frequently had to use a calculator, and I often wished I had a scale handy so I could weigh things.
 
Supermarkets turn out to be deeply fascinating, not least because even the smallest ones sell thousands of products. Much about these stores made me intensely curious. Why, I wondered, do they sell this and not that? Why are entire aisles devoted to soft drinks and snack foods? What do the pricing signs mean, and how do they work? Why is it so hard to find some things, but not others? Are there any genetically modified or irradiated foods among the fruits and vegetables? What does “Certified Organic” mean, can it be trusted, and is it worth the higher price? Is soy milk healthier than cow’s milk? If an egg is “United Egg Producers Certified,” is it better? Is it safe to eat farmed fish or, for that matter, any fish at all? Is it safe to eat take-out foods? If a sugary cereal sports a label saying it is whole grain, is it better for you? Does it make any real nutritional difference whether you buy white or whole wheat bread?
 
The answers to these questions might seem obvious, but I did not find them so. To arrive at decisions, I measured, counted, weighed, and calculated, and read the tiniest print on product labels. When I s

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Condit
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Plenty of political filler, but in between all that there''s some insightful information.
Reviewed in the United States on April 13, 2018
This is a useful book but doesn''t always give you the straight, clear answers that it promises. The author is clearly passionate about the politics of food and food labelling, and gets carried away talking about that at times. Meanwhile, key questions, such as, "Is... See more
This is a useful book but doesn''t always give you the straight, clear answers that it promises. The author is clearly passionate about the politics of food and food labelling, and gets carried away talking about that at times. Meanwhile, key questions, such as, "Is there a health difference between eating vegetables grown with/without pesticides" are answered along the lines of, "Well I mean it sure seems like it''d be bad, pesticides kill bugs LOL, I''d avoid it if you can afford to."

If I wanted answers at that level of scientific rigor I could read a million casual foodie blog posts. I bought this book because I wanted more than that, so I''m dinging it 1 star.
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Funny, informative, and entertaining
Reviewed in the United States on April 14, 2019
I''ve been a vegan for a few years now for ethical reasons, and most of my food-related reading until this book has been fairly technical, focusing on getting the right nutrients and balancing my diet appropriately. This book is not that. Instead, it''s a fascinating... See more
I''ve been a vegan for a few years now for ethical reasons, and most of my food-related reading until this book has been fairly technical, focusing on getting the right nutrients and balancing my diet appropriately. This book is not that. Instead, it''s a fascinating depiction of what food is today in the US: it explains what organic means, why most fish is mislabeled and polluted, what difference whole grains make, how to decipher ingredient lists and nutrition facts labels, how advertising teaches kid to request specific foods and brands from their parents at the supermarket, how calories work, etc.

Some examples:
- in some NY state rivers, mercury levels in fishes are so high that a single fish is enough to exceed your monthly mercury levels.
- Some corn syrup doesn''t qualify as sugar (and doesn''t have to be listed as ''sugar''), but your body digests it just the same
- In the early 2000s, some large veggie producers tried to get sewage sludge allowed on organic crops to weaken the organic standard.

It takes about three or four 2-hours sittings to go through the book.
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Eye opening
Reviewed in the United States on April 25, 2016
I was required to purchase this book for a class on nutrition. I didn''t expect to be so surprised at the content. Shortly after cracking the spine, my jaw dropped at some of the details of this book. It was incredibly eye opening and I''m very glad I was forced to read... See more
I was required to purchase this book for a class on nutrition. I didn''t expect to be so surprised at the content. Shortly after cracking the spine, my jaw dropped at some of the details of this book. It was incredibly eye opening and I''m very glad I was forced to read it. This class happened three years ago, but I still have this book as a constant reminder of What to Eat.
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kate
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great read if you''re curious
Reviewed in the United States on April 7, 2016
I LOVED this book. It''s very long and encyclopedic, but I love Nestle''s take on things and her matter of factness. And I love that she gives permission to eat *some* junk food. She acknowledges that we are human - but encourages people to be careful about their dose of junk... See more
I LOVED this book. It''s very long and encyclopedic, but I love Nestle''s take on things and her matter of factness. And I love that she gives permission to eat *some* junk food. She acknowledges that we are human - but encourages people to be careful about their dose of junk food. She doesn''t exactly tell you what to eat, but she lays out some parameters for figuring it out on your own. Which is as it should be. I really prefer her middle of the road style of getting you the info and letting you decide. The info about how products are displayed in the supermarket was fascinating. I will probably reread it. My biggest criticism is that it''s a very big book - took me quite awhile to get through it.
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I *love* this book. It''s my go-to on grocery ...
Reviewed in the United States on August 6, 2016
I *love* this book. It''s my go-to on grocery shopping, understanding marketing tricks, and seeing past the conflicting food messages to read a natural-food discussion from a world-renowned dietitian. I checked this out from the library several years ago and recently decided... See more
I *love* this book. It''s my go-to on grocery shopping, understanding marketing tricks, and seeing past the conflicting food messages to read a natural-food discussion from a world-renowned dietitian. I checked this out from the library several years ago and recently decided to add it to my personal collection.
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Lisa Jason
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Informative Guide
Reviewed in the United States on November 5, 2019
This is a hefty tome of information on what to eat. It is well researched and written. I agree with much of Nestle’s philosophies on eating.
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A must have for your nutritional library
Reviewed in the United States on July 9, 2008
At last, an easy to read, comprehensive book that explains the ins and outs of the food industry. The author delivers the information without any kind of prejudice, just facts. Food is big business, and your health is not a priority to these companies; they vie for premium... See more
At last, an easy to read, comprehensive book that explains the ins and outs of the food industry. The author delivers the information without any kind of prejudice, just facts. Food is big business, and your health is not a priority to these companies; they vie for premium shelf space to appeal to you and your children, are allowed to misrepresent nutritional value in their products in the hopes of fooling you into buying it, and answers all those little questions that go around in your mind as you shop, wondering what''s healthy and what''s not. This book is for everyone who cares about what goes into their bodies , and having read it, you can enter any grocery store with confidence and know exactly what to buy and what to avoid.
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Sam nChicago
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Great book that has changed the way I view food and which ones I actually eat.
Reviewed in the United States on November 17, 2014
This book is a little out of date (2007 or so) but it''s invaluable as far as a reference too. It''s so full of so much information that doesn''t go out of date and I love Marion''s style of writing. She rarely tells you not to do something or to do something. It usually... See more
This book is a little out of date (2007 or so) but it''s invaluable as far as a reference too. It''s so full of so much information that doesn''t go out of date and I love Marion''s style of writing. She rarely tells you not to do something or to do something. It usually comes down to, if you like it, do it and if you don''t, don''t. However she does gently prod you to move into a healthier direction.
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Tomás
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Caveat emptor!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 25, 2016
This is an excellent source of down-to-earth information on the realities and deceptions of the US food industry. We have no reason to believe that the European food industry has a different attitude to the conflict of interest that exists between its own profit margins and...See more
This is an excellent source of down-to-earth information on the realities and deceptions of the US food industry. We have no reason to believe that the European food industry has a different attitude to the conflict of interest that exists between its own profit margins and the welfare of its customers. Where conflict arises, the customer comes a poor second. Read it and eat much less, and much more carefully.
This is an excellent source of down-to-earth information on the realities and deceptions of the US food industry. We have no reason to believe that the European food industry has a different attitude to the conflict of interest that exists between its own profit margins and the welfare of its customers. Where conflict arises, the customer comes a poor second. Read it and eat much less, and much more carefully.
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Two Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 6, 2016
More like a text book. Not easy reading at all.
More like a text book. Not easy reading at all.
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Livro técnico, descritivo, ultra detalhista, chato para leigos. Excelente autora, confiável. Tema atual, interessantíssimo.
Livro técnico, descritivo, ultra detalhista, chato para leigos. Excelente autora, confiável. Tema atual, interessantíssimo.
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I am a much smarter grocery shopper and am eating better because of it
Reviewed in Canada on January 4, 2016
Everyone should read this book at least once. After reading it for a class, I bought it as a gift for several family members. I am a much smarter grocery shopper and am eating better because of it.
Everyone should read this book at least once. After reading it for a class, I bought it as a gift for several family members. I am a much smarter grocery shopper and am eating better because of it.
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You must to read it
Reviewed in Canada on October 18, 2019
I really love this book!! It is easy to understand. We should all read this book for our health.
I really love this book!! It is easy to understand. We should all read this book for our health.
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