The exhilarating truth is that scientists know an astounding amount about the power of food.
In Food & Nutrition, Harvard- and Columbia-trained nutrition scientist Dr. P.K. Newby examines 134 stand-alone questions addressing "need to know" topics, including how what we eat affects our health and environment, from farm to fork, and why, when it comes to diet, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts-and one size doesn't fit all. At the same time, Newby debunks popular myths and food folklore, encouraging readers to "learn, unlearn, and relearn" the fundamentals of nutrition at the heart of a health-giving diet. Her passion for all things food shines through it all, as does her love of the power of science, technology, and engineering to help create healthier diets for ourselves, and a more sustainable future for the planet we share.
Dr. P.K. Newby is a scientist and author who has been forging connections between the biological, behavioral, and environmental aspects of nutrition and food for more than two decades. She holds a doctorate from Harvard, two master’s degrees from Columbia, and served on the faculties at Tufts University and Boston University. She’s currently an Adjunct Associate Professor and award-winning educator at Harvard and dedicates most of her time to fighting anti-science in all the ways that she can.