This is the book for those of us who subscribe to the maxim ‘People don’t eat nutrients, they eat food!’ Underlying all of our nutrition science is the simple fact that people eat combinations of foods at certain times during the day in a multitude of cultural, social and physical contexts. They eat meals. If we are to have any chance of influencing people’s food choices we have to understand meals. This is no mean task and Meiselman and his highly expert fellow authors have spent much of their working lives tormenting themselves trying to make sense of this most fundamental of human activities. They would probably be among the first to say that the task is far from complete, but this book certainly tells us where we are on the journey of discovery.