The Real Life Nutrition Book

Susan Calvert Finn, Author, Linda Stern Kass, With Penguin Books $15 (368p) ISBN 978-0-14-013174-1
The eating habits of six ordinary but busy people--including a well-known syndicated newspaper columnist, Judy Markey--here provide a taking-off point for the authors, who insist that good nutrition is within reach of everyone. In this upbeat (for a change) book on nutrition, there is no scolding of dietary ``sinners.'' Instead, Finn, president of the American Dietetic Association and a professor in Ohio State's College of Medicine, and medical writer Kass show how to incorporate sound nutrition principles into our lives, whether we hunger for the highbrow, use a microwave every day, or habitually eat in fast-food dives. They also provide ``less than perfect'' dietary options, along with means of making better choices. The secret: integrate smarter nutrition into each meal and each day, from wiser shopping at the supermarket to healthier meals. Readers and cooks short on time will appreciate the authors' ability to slice through the myriad myths about nutrition--and will admire their recipes. Especially effective is an annotated list of cookbooks. And for those unwilling to give up Big Macs, dietary ratings and selection tips are surrendered. (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1992
Release date: 01/01/1992
Genre: Nonfiction
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