Fast Food Vindication dispels the widespread belief that Americans are getting fat because of the fast-food outlets throughout the nation. In a clear, easy-to-understand text she offers the reasons why there is an epidemic of obesity in America."

-Midwest Book Review

"Astonishing... An enlightening read. I highly recommend this book for those on both sides of the fast food argument."

-IP Book Reviewers

"Thoroughly researched... A cogent examination of the positive side of fast food, presented in a fresh, clear style."

-Kirkus Reviews

"As a dietitian, Lisa Tillinger Johansen knows what she is talking about! Fast Food Vindication is as important for people to understand as an urban survival guide."

-Pacific Book Review

"This is a must read for not only those worried about their weight and health but also parents who care about their children's health."

-A Book and a Chat

" me on this one, give the book a chance and you won't be disappointed with this engaging and informative investigation of the fast food industry."


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Fast food has become a favorite media whipping boy, but dietitan Lisa Tillinger Johansen makes the bold case that the industry is actually a positive force in society.  Relying on her nutritional expertise (and knowledge as a former fast food insider), Johansen shows how such restaurants have distinguished themselves with products that meet high standards of quality and safety.  And with humor, illuminating anecdotes and fascinating research, Johansen shows the reader just how easily fast food can be incorporated into a healthy lifestyle.  Lively and informative, FAST FOOD VINDICATION destroys the media myths and paints the true picture of an industry that touches the lives of millions.

LISA TILLINGER JOHANSEN spent seven years as a real estate manager for McDonald’s Corporation before enrolling at California State University Los Angeles and earning a Master’s Degree in Nutritional Science. Johansen teaches nutrition classes and counsels patients on a wide range of health issues.