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Book and Media Reviews
January 10, 2007

Diet and Nutrition

Author Affiliations

Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA.

JAMA. 2007;297(2):215-220. doi:10.1001/jama.297.2.218

Although I am a registered dietitian with both a personal and professional interest in food and nutrition, my weekly trip to the grocery store is often a whirlwind affair. However, Marion Nestle's What to Eat took me on an unhurried and edifying stroll through the aisles, with information and advice for making smarter food purchases.

Nestle, a nutrition professor at New York University, is known for confronting and writing about controversial issues related to food, diet, and nutrition. In one of her previous books, Food Politics, she exposed the interests and tactics of the food industry in persuading Americans to eat more despite the negative effects this can have on health.

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