Americans eat a lot of fast food today, but the custom of eating fast food is neither American nor new. Fast food in one form or another has been a dietary habit for centuries. This column starts a series on this growth and development of fast food.
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James E. Tillotson, PhD, MBA, is professor of Food Policy and International Business at Tuffs University Friedman School of Nutrition. Before returning to the academic world, Dr Tillotson worked in industry, holding various research and development positions in the food and chemical sectors.
Correspondence: James E. Tillotson, PhD, MBA, P.O. Box Ten, Cohasset, MA 02025 (James.Tillotson@Tufts.edu).