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National Geographic Foods For Health

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For health-conscious cooks, clean eaters, and smart consumers, National Geographic introduces a science-based guide to healthy, everyday eating for your whole family—and the planet. Featuring dozens of tips, food pairings, and sample menus, this attractive book is a culinary tour of the 148 foods that have huge nutritional value with the least environmental impact. This guide explores food and its place in cultures around the world; highlights what it adds to healthy menus today; and advises consumers on what to look for, how to choose, how to prepare, and what to avoid in order to make best choices for the table and for the planet. Barton Seaver, acclaimed chef and author of For Cod and Country and Where There's Smoke, and nutritional scientist P.K. Newby, have created the ultimate shopping and cooking guide to help you nourish your family while you sustain the planet.


  • Softcover
  • 320 pages; 350 color photographs
  • 7 5/8" x 9 3/4"
  • © 2014

Barton Seaver is a National Geographic Fellow and acclaimed chef, author, and speaker who wants to restore our relationship with the ocean, the land, and with each other through food. Seaver works closely with Harvard's Center for Health and the Global Environment to bring together Boston-area hospitals and health-care providers with healthier and more sustainable food service opportunities. Seaver has been featured in top media, including NPR, CNN, O! Magazine, Cooking Light, and the Washington Post. He is the host of a three-part television series entitled In Search of Food on the Ovation network and a web series called Cook-Wise with National Geographic. 


P.K. Newby is a Harvard- and Columbia-trained nutrition scientist and educator with more than a decade of experience researching diet, obesity, and chronic diseases; studying how people eat; and teaching students about why what you eat matters, farm to fork. Newby works to bring together her passions for science, food, health, and sustainability to help people bring principles of sound nutrition to their plates in delectable ways.


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