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The Resource Why calories count : from science to politics, Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim

Why calories count : from science to politics, Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim

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Why calories count : from science to politics
Title
Why calories count
Title remainder
from science to politics
Statement of responsibility
Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim
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Language
eng
Summary
"Calories--too few or too many--are the source of health problems affecting billions of people in today's globalized world. Although calories are essential to human health and survival, they cannot be seen, smelled, or tasted. They are also hard to understand. In Why Calories Count, Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim explain in clear and accessible language what calories are and how they work, both biologically and politically. As they take readers through the issues that are fundamental to our understanding of diet and food, weight gain, loss, and obesity, Nestle and Nesheim sort through a great deal of the misinformation put forth by food manufacturers and diet program promoters. They elucidate the political stakes and show how federal and corporate policies have come together to create an "eat more" environment. Finally, having armed readers with the necessary information to interpret food labels, evaluate diet claims, and understand evidence as presented in popular media, the authors offer some candid advice: Get organized. Eat less. Eat better. Move more. Get political"--Provided by publisher
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Summary
Explores food issues in America including understanding how calories work in the body and understanding how the food industry presents calories on labels
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10116161
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Nestle, Marion
Dewey number
613.2/3
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
QT 235
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Nesheim, Malden C
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True
Series statement
California studies in food and culture
Series volume
33
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  • Food
  • Diet
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity
  • Energy Intake
  • Diet
  • Food Industry
  • Marketing
  • Obesity
  • Politics
Target audience
adult
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from science to politics
Label
Why calories count : from science to politics, Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
2011044785
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
288 p.
Isbn
9780520262881
Lccn
2011044785
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(DNLM)101571858
Label
Why calories count : from science to politics, Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
2011044785
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
288 p.
Isbn
9780520262881
Lccn
2011044785
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(DNLM)101571858

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