Last month I was a guest on the Cameron J. English podcast show. We of course talked about the book, but I don’t believe Cameron had a copy at the time.
He has a copy now, and he wrote a review that provides an excellent summary of the book, both the content and the tone. Here’s a quote:
The quality I like most about this book is that the Naughtons don’t condescend to their young audience. To be sure, there are colorful graphics and helpful characters (like Mr. Spot and Dr. Fishbones, the science officer and medical officer of the Nautilus, respectively) who help make the subject of the book more comprehensible. But as a science writer, I say without hesitation that the nutrition and food chemistry covered in Fat Head Kids is more comprehensive than anything you’d read in a typical New York Times editorial about obesity–or even many undergraduate nutrition textbooks.