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You are what you eat

Posted by E. on December 05, 1999

In Reply to: You are what you eat posted by Denise Spencer on December 05, 1999

: Who coined the phrase "you are what you eat"? Was is a nutritionist? And when did it originate?

According to "A Dictionary of American Proverbs" by Wolfgang Mieder & others (Oxford University Press, 1992: You are what you eat. Var.: Man is what he eats. Recorded oral distribution: Ill., Kans. Earliest written source, U.S. 1941 Gray, Advancing Front of Medicine...