Lisa Tillinger Johansen is my guest on today’s “A Book and a Chat” talking about food and health in general as well as her book “Fast Food Vindication”.
Lisa spent seven years as a real estate manager for McDonald's Corporation before enrolling at California State University Los Angeles and earning a Master's Degree in Nutritional Science. She is now a registered dietitian and health educator who teaches a variety of classes on diabetes, pre-diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, weight management, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, and healthy eating for adults and teens.
The fast food industry has been criticized by best-selling books (“Fast Food Nation”), documentaries (“Super Size Me”), and countless television, newspaper and magazine news stories, yet are they really the ones to blame.
Twenty six million people in the US for instance have diabetes and it’s being said that with all these problems including obesity today’s children might well not outlive their parents.
About Fast Food Vindication”(Taken from The Publicist’s Desk)
Johansen takes the reader from the industry’s scrappy, entrepreneurial beginnings to its emergence as a global business generating hundreds of billions of dollars annually. Far from a blight on society, the fast food industry has distinguished itself by providing a product that meets high standards of quality and safety, often healthier than meals served at home and in sit-down restaurants. The mysth of the “mcJob” is debunked by true-life cases of corporate titans who succeeded by virtue of the fast food chanins’ practice of promoting from within. And, relying on her years of counseling patients at one of the nation’s largest health networks, Johansen shows the reader just how easily fast food can be incorporated into a healthy lifestyle.
Lively and informative, Fast Food Vindication destroys the media myths and paints the true picture of an industry that touches the lives of millions.
During the show Lisa gave us many tips and does and don’ts which are just a sampling of hwat one can find in her book. This is a must read for not only those worried about their weight and health but also parents who care about their children’s health.
As one reviewer said…
A fast and fascinating read... This is an interesting (and convincing) defense of the fast food industry primarily from a nutrition point of view (the author is a hospital dietitian), but it also examines some of the negative charges leveled against it on other fronts. The book doesn't deny that there is some unhealthy food served up at these establishments, but it makes the case that with some knowledge (and self-discipline) it's possible to eat well at most places. This is an interesting mix of stats, history and even humor, with an unusual yet reasonable point of view.
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