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Foods For Health

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Barton Seaver, Director of our Sustainable Seafood and Health Initiative, and nutrition scientist P. K. Newby have created the ultimate shopping and cooking guide to help home cooks nourish their families while sustaining the planet.

Foods for Health: Choose and Use the Very Best Foods for Your Family and Our Planet (National Geographic Books, ISBN: 978-1-4262-1275-8; Sept. 9, 2014; trade paperback; $22.95) is an authoritative, science-based guide to healthy, everyday eating for the whole family. This culinary tour shines the spotlight on 148 foods that have huge nutritional value and the least environmental impact.

Foods for Health is a compendium that brings together key elements of what we grow and eat in an easy-to-use fashion. Each section includes historical and agricultural food facts as well as science-based nutritional information, health benefits, and environmental considerations. The authors have also included a few of their favorite methods and tips for selecting foods preparing them in ways that everyone will enjoy.

Through the book’s pages, readers will gain an increased appreciation that, from farm to fork, what they eat matters, not only for their health and longevity but for that of the Earth.

Photo credit: National Geographic

Aaron Bernstein, MD, MPH

Aaron Bernstein is the Interim Director of The Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment, a pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics.

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