At a glance:
- Author: Marion Nestle
- First Published: 2002
- Type of Work: Current affairs, economics, and science
- Genres: Nonfiction, Current affairs, History, Science and technology, Economics
- Subjects: Children, United States or Americans, Food, Medicine, Health, Mass media, Agriculture, Consumers or consumer rights, Bioengineering or biotechnology, Obesity, Advertising, Natural foods
Most Americans are familiar with the food pyramid developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It emphasizes the importance of eating more food from the grain, fruit, and vegetable groups (plant foods); fewer servings from the meat and dairy groups; and limited intake of animal fats, oils, and sweets. Most Americans also understand that keeping their weight within normal limits is important to good health and that people who are overweight need to eat less and reduce sugar and foods high in fat in the diet. Yet the number of people who are overweight (over the ideal weight for their...
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