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Chew On This

Chew On This: Everything You Don't Want to Know About Fast Food
by Charles Wilson and Eric Schlosser

Genre: Nonfiction

Topics: business, health, food science, diet and nutrition, American culture

For adults who enjoyed Fast Food Nation, Chew On This makes information about the fast-food industry accessible to a younger audience. Reviewers call this book "an outstanding read for young people" that "will get their attention and get them to think about their eating habits." One said, "this book should be required reading for every child, teen and parent."

From the publisher: "In the New York Times bestseller Chew on This, Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson unwrap the fast-food industry to bring you a behind-the-scenes look at a business that both feeds and feeds off the young. Find out what really goes on at your favorite restaurants–and what lurks between those sesame seed buns."

"Praised for being accessible, honest, humorous, fascinating, and alarming, Chew On This was also repeatedly referred to as a must-read for kids who regularly eat fast food. Having all the facts about fast food helps young people make healthy decisions about what they eat. Chew On This shows them that they can change the world by changing what they eat."

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