Thursday, February 25, 2010

Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual

In December 2009, Michael Pollan published a slim book called Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual. Pollan provides 64 rules that are supposed to help people make better dietary choices. Most of them sound similar to the ideas he talked about in In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. Nancy Stohs from the Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee) takes a look at his new book and gives her thoughts on the rules. She gives a run down of the most memorable rules and adds her own thoughts on how to interpret and use them. Stohs does say in the beginning of her piece that she felt pretty comfortable with her diet after reading this small book and that echoes what others, including Pollan himself, have indicated. Pollan chooses 20 of his favorite food rules from readers of Tara Parker Pope’s health blog, Well. These are others’ rules on how they eat. Pollan freely admits that the new book is a work in progress—he’s ready and willing to add or subtract rules.

P.S. If you want to know what Michael Pollan put in his new book, here’s an article he wrote about it for the Huffington Post.

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Anonymous Sara Evans said...

Great post. It is important to have "food rules" as well as make sure you incorporate activities that increase your heart rate and keep you on your feet. This is something that as adults we can instill in children at an early age.

March 9, 2011 at 2:54 PM  

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