ECO Iowa City: Book discussion of “An American Way of Eating”
University of Iowa • May 15, 2013
Will Jennings, lecturer with the University of Iowa’s Rhetoric Department and Creative Campus Institute Fellow, will lead a discussion on the book, “The American Way of Eating” by Tracie McMillan. McMillan grew up with a regular diet of processed foods, but through the years became more interested in higher quality foods. To prepare for her book, she worked undercover at three food-related jobs: as an employee in a California farm field, as a Wal-Mart produce section employee, and in the kitchen of an Applebee’s restaurant. Her book investigates U.S. food systems, the issues that prevent Americans from eating well, and ideas on what can be done to fix the problems.