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What the Fork Are You Eating?: An Action Plan for Your Pantry and Plate

3.53  ·  Rating Details ·  87 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
It's labeled "natural," "grass-fed," or "free-roaming;" yet it might be anything but. It's time to find out what you're actually eating...

When yourgroceries are labeled “low-fat,” “sugar-free,” and even “natural” and "antibiotic-free," it’s easy to assume that you’re making healthy choices. Yet even some of those seemingly wholesome offerings contain chemical preservatives
Paperback, 400 pages
Published December 26th 2014 by TarcherPerigee
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Jennifer Nicole
Oct 01, 2015 Jennifer Nicole rated it it was amazing
As a professional with a Masters in Public Health and a Bachelors in Health Fitness, I have read thousands of pages on nutrition and diets over the years. Most recently, in my spare time, I have read Marion Nestle, Michael Pollan and several other books from about half a dozen authors all on food science, agribusiness, etc...

Of all of them, this book, "What the Fork" stands out the most as the best go-to guides for someone that wants to not only eat clean, but also understands that maybe that's
Feb 28, 2015 Jessica rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cooking-food
This book is a REALLY great overview of the processed food industry and how to make better choices with food. The author is a nutritionist, a certified chef with a master of science in nutrition from Columbia University, so she definitely knows what she's talking about. The book is divided into 4 sections - Top Rated Terminators (the really bad crap that's in almost all processed food), Pantry Rehab (how to overhaul your pantry in order to make better food choices), Supermarket Strategies (how ...more
Aug 17, 2015 Ben rated it liked it
The library was showcasing this particular book and I suppose I was intrigued by the current health food craze/revolution going on in the world. I did learn a lot. Then I forgot mostly all of it. There is so much information that you would need flash cards to remember which bad stuff is in which foods. In that sense, it was really more of a textbook. I also wish there had been more scientific explanations or diagrams, e.g. why trans fats are bad (rather than the wordy general explanations which ...more
Feb 22, 2015 Judi rated it really liked it
An excellent guide to the additives in foods - describing what they are and where they come. Lists "Better for you alternatives" Here's one sentence that will make you gasp -
"...natural vanilla flavor is derived from the vanilla bean itself, while artificial vanilla flavor comes from synthetic chemicals whose origin is unrelated to food (as in wood or even cow poop..." Do you want to know that Saccharin is a coal tar derivative, or Splenda is "...made by reacting sucrose (table sugar) with chlor
Jan 03, 2015 Amy rated it liked it
Most of the information in the book is stuff that has been written about before, so I didn't learn a lot, but I like her approach. She's realistic, and she's not trying to sell you on anything 'fad'. Most of this information is common sense. My favorite aspect of the book was the portion where she goes into depth about food product labeling - I did learn quite a bit from that, and now know what to look for.
Roland Brawner
Mar 31, 2015 Roland Brawner rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great informative book

I would rather spend my money on quality, organically grown vegetables and fruits, whole grains and humanely raised and properly fed food than a doctor and a pharmacy. This amazing book is a complete blueprint to accomplish this mission. I will be buying copies for all my family and friends. Loved it, easy to read and understand.
This only gets categorized as an unfinished title because I knew that I had too much other and similar reading right now. I really liked what the author has to say and I would like to take a look at it again sometime soon!
Grace P.
Jan 11, 2015 Grace P. rated it it was amazing
A good resource for healthier eating, what brands to buy, and what is going on in the food industry that isn't keeping us healthy (but does keep the companies profitable).

Here's one tip: if you see recycling code 7 on the bottom of plastic containers, avoid it. It most likely contains BPA.
Feb 17, 2015 Jennifer rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
A lot of this I knew already, and I don't really like the author's easy-breezy writing style. (Personal preference.) But there's good information here about food additives, how to read the labels on processed foods, and healthy alternatives.
Apr 09, 2015 lisa rated it liked it
Most of this information was stuff I picked up on my own years ago, but it is great to have all of it one place. This would be an excellent reference book for anyone who is interested in learning about the food they eat.
Alex Devero
May 03, 2016 Alex Devero rated it it was ok
Shelves: health
It’s not difficult or expensive to nourish yourself in a healthy manner. But you need to know what’s in the food you’re eating to understand what you have to change and how to change it. With this knowledge, you can outline a plan to improve your eating habits with minor yet important adjustments.
Mar 04, 2015 Diana rated it liked it
As a mostly healthy eater this was a little too basic and repetitive for me. It's probably good for someone who eats a lot of processed food and needs guidelines on how to eat healthier.
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