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  • Published: 26 December 2014
  • ISBN: 9780399167966
  • Imprint: Tarcher
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $29.99

What the Fork Are You Eating?

An Action Plan for Your Pantry and Plate



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 your groceries 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, pesticides, and artificial flavors and coloring that negatively affect your health. In What the Fork Are You Eating?, a practical guide written by certified chef and nutritionist Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN, we learn exactly what the most offensive ingredients in our food are and how we can remove (or at least minimize) them in our diets. Sacks gives us an aisle-by-aisle rundown of how to shop for healthier items and create simple, nutritious, and delicious meals, including fifty original recipes.

  • Published: 26 December 2014
  • ISBN: 9780399167966
  • Imprint: Tarcher
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $29.99

Praise for What the Fork Are You Eating?

"Essential reading for anyone interested in eating a clean, healthy diet.  Stefanie Sacks explains the additives in food and how to avoid the harmful ones. This book will guide you in cleaning up your pantry and refrigerator, shopping wisely, and storing food properly. All this and easy, appealing recipes too!” —Dr. Andrew Weil, founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and author of True Food   "While Sacks writes in a similar style to Marion Nestle and ­Michael ­Pollan, her book is more accessible and practical for people seeking the motivation and tools to follow a healthier lifestyle, emphasizing that even very small changes in diet can make a big difference in health.... This is a valuable guide to evaluating, choosing, and preparing food for wellness." —Library Journal “An approachable, sensible guide that delivers on its promise of helping readers make healthier choices without breaking the bank or alienating family members.” —Publishers Weekly “This is a good primer for those who want to give themselves and their families a nutrition makeover. Sacks, a chef with a master of science in nutrition degree, provides can-do ways to make healthier choices.” —Booklist "Stefanie Sacks shines a bright light on the dark side of our food supply, but she doesn't resort to fear-mongering and she doesn't leave you hanging. Rather, she offers a sensible, step-by-step plan for making the best food choices in the real world. Her non-judgmental, balanced approach and inspiring recipes are just what we need to make healthy changes that last." —Ellie Krieger, MS, RDN, host of the Food Network’s “Healthy Appetite” and bestselling author of Weeknight Wonders “Stefanie understands how we need to nourish ourselves. She has helped me shift food choices to support my mind, body, and spirit, and I believe she can do the same for you.” —Donna Karan “In a time when labels are meaningless, Sacks cuts through consumer confusion and tells the truth about our food system. What the Fork Are You Eating? is an informative, accessible guide on how to choose healthy—and safe—food. A must-read for anyone who cares about what they put in their body.” —Anthony Fassio, CEO, Natural Gourmet Institute             “Stefanie reminds us to slow the fork down, encouraging us to learn the story behind our food so that we can make better food choices that will truly nourish our body, mind, and spirit.”  —Richard McCarthy, Executive Director, Slow Food USA®   “In a world where our children are expected to have shorter lifespans than ourselves and where the leading cause of death for children under 15 is cancer, it is imperative that we are all educated on our food choices. What the Fork Are You Eating? is an invaluable tool to help you feed yourself, your family, and your friends the ‘best,’ healthiest food possible. With Stefanie Sacks as your guide, you can positively impact the health of your family, our food supply, and possibly our planet as well!” —Ann Cooper, founder of the Chef Ann Foundation and author of Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed Our Children   “Stefanie Sacks really stirs the pot in her must-read book, What the Fork Are You Eating?  With wit, wisdom and authority, Stefanie clearly lays out what nasty additives are hiding in our food, and empowers us with concrete solutions on how to make cleaner food choices. This book is a must-have for all of us looking to enha

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