Praise for Stuffed

“Cardello’s ideas may not win over food purists, but his ideas derive from practical, real-world experiences.”
Los Angeles Times, March 20, 2009

“Stuffed highlights intelligent success stories.”
Newsweek, March 9, 2009

“Stuffed benefits from an authoritative stance from an expert who knows his topic.”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, February 4, 2009

“Thought-provoking...informative and filled with clever ideas, [Stuffed] will certainly get people talking and thinking.”
Forbes, January 29, 2009

“This book is important…Cardello’s amiable and simplistic style serves to make public understanding of the issues more complete… Stuffed is a great book because it is honest, and Cardello does not mince words when it comes to the reality of our nation’s misguided obsession with food.”
—, January 13, 2009

“Former food-industry executive and current anti-obesity advocate Cardello calls on his erstwhile colleagues to become custodians of their customers’ well-being….the point zings home: The food industry knows how to sell; now it has to sell the right thing.”
Kirkus Reviews, December 1, 2008

“[Cardello] argues that the industries’ long-range interests are directly entwined with public health and that with their substantial economic power and overpackaged goods, supermarket and restaurant industries could redirect consumption and wellness in novel ways…. the author does sketch out several solutions to get around obstacles like entrenched corporate and consumer thinking.”
Publishers Weekly, 12/15/2008

“Hank Cardello paints a clear picture of the economic and market forces that have converged to feed the global epidemic of obesity. Stuffed makes a forceful and compelling argument that the right mix of regulation and voluntary restraint by the industry will be a topic of legitimate debate for years to come. There is no question that we must find a way to create a level playing field on which the food industry can promote and sell products that support rather than subvert the health of Americans.”
—Walter Willett, MD, PhD., author of Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy:The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating; chair of the Department of Nutrition, Harvard University

“Food companies would be more profitable and keep their customers longer if they adopted
the ideas in Stuffed.”
—Tom Ryan, former chief concept officer of McDonald’s Corporation

“Hank Cardello offers insights into the obesity epidemic that no author or scholar has had. He illuminates how the food sector confuses and ultimately controls us, explains how pricing in supermarkets works, and details how restaurants and many other elements control our eating patterns.”
—Barry Popkin, PhD; director of the Interdisciplinary Obesity Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; author of The World Is Fat

“We can’t underestimate the role that healthy lifestyle choices make in reducing the incidence of any number of life-threatening diseases, breast cancer among them. Cardello’s book provides insights into our nutrition choices that, hopefully, will help us to make the right decisions about what we eat and avoid health problems down the road.”
—Hala Moddelmog , president and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure

“A wake-up call to the food industry to take action, so that together we can make a difference in fighting obesity and heart disease, and protect our nation’s health. This should be required reading for food company insiders and anyone else who wants to better understand what goes on in the inner recesses of the food industry.”
—Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD; author of Healthy Eating for Babies and Toddlers and Harvest of Healing Foods

“One would think that enlightened self-interest would cause everyone in the food industry to help their customers live longer, healthier lives. Unfortunately this has not happened. Here Cardello makes the case for how and why the food industry, the government, and the media must change, so we don’t all eat ourselves to death.”
—Bob Goodale, former president of Harris Teeter Supermarkets

“From years of experience mentoring children at risk of neglect one-to-one, nationally and internationally, I know that Hank Cardello and Doug Garr have done a terrific service to advance the cause of healthy food and nutrition in the U.S., and indeed throughout the world.  Childhood obesity is one of the most critical health concerns facing the youth of America and of the developing world.  “Stuffed” urgently sounds the alarm to parents and educators, but more importantly, it shifts much of the responsibility to the food manufacturers and restaurant chains and offers real solutions to solve this increasingly important problem.” 
  —Matilda Raffa Cuomo, former First Lady of New York State, founder and chair of Mentoring USA and Mentoring USA/ITALIA

BookBrowse Reader Reviews:
This book will change the way you shop for food.” (Patti, Livingston, TX)

“If you want to read about some good news for a change, this will fit the bill.” (Nancy, Denver, NC)

“This book will really open your eyes!...I really like that Cardello has some very innovative and positive ideas about how to change this [obesity] problem.” (Catherine, Shelton, CT)

Stuffed is an absolute delight…[Cardello’s] language, with his flashes of humor is straightforward and easy reading. Everyone concerned with the obesity problem of adults and more so of children will find Stuffed well worth the read.” (Shirley, Amherst, MA)

“[Cardello] lays out a concrete plan of action to make America’s food healthier and then make the healthier food both available and desirable to consumers.” (Beverly, Tallahassee, FL)

“I particularly appreciated the fact that he did not just indict the food industry. He discussed solutions that are in the market or in development as well as coming up with viable, logical solutions…” (Erica, Skokie, IL)

“I was pleasantly surprised to discover interesting behind the scenes facts from the advertising point of view in the food industry.” (Melanie, Piedmont, SC)

“This book is an easy read, and sparked my desire to be more vigilant and aware when making my grocery/restaurant choices.” (Randi, Walnut Creek, CA)

“I think it would be a good book club choice because the culprits listed would cause a lot of discussion.” (Sandra, Las Vegas, NV)

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