A review of Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition, and Health, Revised and Expanded Edition.

Key Take Away Points

  1. The food industry is very influential.
  2. Dietary advice is confusing, and the food industry, as well as government, are responsible.
  3. People must educate themselves about the food they consume.

Author Biography

Dr. Aldo Maspons is a current pediatric gastroenterology fellow at Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine. His pediatric residency was completed at the University of New Mexico. He completed his medical doctorate at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center-Dallas and he received his undergraduate degrees at Santa Clara University. His current research projects focus on quality improvement and patient education within pediatric gastroenterology. His clinical interest is in advanced endoscopy, obesity and its morbidities as they relate to gastroenterology, and health outcomes in underserved communities. His current advocacy focus is working with policymakers and grass roots organizations to use policy and education to address the obesity epidemic in a multifaceted approach.