Julianne Hing interviews Tracie McMillan about her new book, The American Way of Eating, which explores why most Americans eat everything but what will keep them healthy.
In America, it’s not just eating well that’s solely for the rich. Increasingly, eating healthfully is something only the well-off can do as well. That’s in part because the country’s food system is set up to produce exactly that outcome, says Tracie McMillan, who explores how Americans eat in her new book, “The American Way of Eating,” out this past week from Scribner. McMillan did a yearlong stint working undercover on the nation’s desert farms, mega supermarkets and sit-down fast-food restaurants to explore what keeps Americans from eating well.