New Book Links Foodservice Industry to Obesity
Feb. 20, 2002 -- A new book, Food Politics: How the Food
Industry Influences Nutrition and Health,
blames America's weight problem on the foodservice
industry. The book, which hits bookstores
next month, argues that the foodservice industry
tries to convince Americans to eat, even
when they're not hungry. "We are so
programmed to eat everything in front of
us," author Marion Nestle, professor
and chairman of the department of nutrition
and food studies at New York City's New York
University, told USA Today.
Foodservice-industry spokesmen disagree.
"If you look at the supermarket,
is a wide variety of choices--regular-calorie,
lower-calorie, reduced-fat, sugar-free,
as much or perhaps more money is spent
low- and reduced-calorie foods as other
says Gene Grabowski of the Grocery
of America, Washington, DC.
USA Today, Feb. 21, 2002