Eat Drink Vote Wins Award from IACP

UPDATE: Eat Drink Vote was selected as the winner! We are pleased and appreciate the recognition. Thank you to the IACP.

We are pleased to share that the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) has announced their list of 2014 Award Finalists and Eat Drink Vote is a Finalist for the category of "Food Matters." The awards will be announced on March 15 at the IACP's annual conference.
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Eat Drink Vote = Great Gift Idea


Anyone on your gift list eat?!

If so, we'd like to suggest Eat Drink Vote!  We may be biased ... but we think that Marion Nestle's text combined with 250 top cartoons is both informative and entertaining.  Recipients will smile as they learn how to vote for a food system that is healther for them and the planet ... everyone wins!

Books may be bought online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, IndieBound and offline at local bookstores. Electronic versions are available at iTunes and Kindle .
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How This Book Started

In one way, this book started with an e-mail. It would be more accurate to say that this book has been years in the making.

Marion Nestle has been researching, studying and writing about issues related to food politics and nutrition since the 1970's. The Cartoonist Group has been working years to collect and archive cartoons that date back to the 1970's and earlier. The two efforts intersected when Nestle contacted the Cartoonist Group to inquire about licensing the above cartoon for her book Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics. As Nestle recounts in the Introduction to Eat Drink Vote, "When I contacted her (Sara Thaves of the Cartoonist Group) to ask about licenses and fees, Sara wondered whether whether I was the author of Food Politics. She had long wanted to showcase the food cartoons of artists in the group. Would I be interested? I most certainly would. I suspected that working with cartoonists would be tremendous fun, as indeed it was. Sara and I talked. We met. This book is the result."

So, in a nod to Steve Kelley's contribution to the introduction of Marion Nestle and the Cartoonist Group, we invite you to search and see more of his editorial cartoons here.
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“Badass Lunch Lady” Discusses School Lunches

Jocelyn Zuckerman of "On Earth Magazine" sat down for lunch with Marion Nestle. The two chatted about the business and political interests that converge in the school lunch program as well as the growth of programs that link farmers and students.

The article ends with "Despite the entrenched interests, she (Nestle) said, changes are happening, in large part because Americans better understand the importance of what they put in their mouths. With Eat, Drink, Vote, the badass lunch lady furthers the cause.

The full article is found here.

One of the groups cited in the article is Food Corps. If you'd like to learn more about Food Corps and other groups working to improve childhood nutrition, visit here. Vote with your time and fork!
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From a Reader

From Dr. Don Wolochow of La Jolla, CA

Hi Marion:

Sorry this is a bit blurry but you get the gist.

So far (it just hit the mailbox) it is a terrifically entertaining book! I love cartoons----as far back as before WW2----and these are exceptional.

Looking forward to finishing the book and showing the cartoons to our grandchildren (12,11,10,9 and 8) who are sick of Papa's preaching about what and what NOT to eat!

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USA Today and San Francisco Chronicle Review Eat Drink Vote

Early reviews are coming in! Check out the review page to read what they say and to link to the full reviews. A couple of excerpts ...

From the San Francisco Chronicle: "Everyone eats, and politics affects what people eat. That's the overarching theme of what Nestle, an internationally recognized authority on food, nutrition and public policy, documents in her column and in her many award-winning books.

Now, with her new book, "Eat Drink Vote," Nestle takes a different approach to the subject, using editorial cartoons and other drawings to capture complex ideas in a nutshell."

From USA Today: A new book, "Eat, Drink, Vote," has more than 250 cartoons that take a humorous look at food topics.

Cartoons and comics can convey "complicated conceptual information at a glance, and if they are good, make it funny, pointed, sharp, ironic and sometimes even sarcastic," says Marion Nestle, a longtime nutrition professor at New York University and veteran consumer advocate. "In one drawing, cartoonists can convey not only what the idea is about, but what they think about it."

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Amazon Posts Interview with Marion Nestle

Marion Nestle was interviewed by Kerry Trueman about Eat Drink Vote. The interview is posted on Amazon ... and a question about this cartoon that was omitted is posted on Marion's site, Food Politics!

In the interview, Marion addresses the importance of food policy. If this interests you, here is one group you might want to check out - Food Research and Action Center. If you'd like to see other groups active in food policy as well as other aspects of the food movement, please see here.
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