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French Women Don't Get Fat

The Secret of Eating for Pleasure

by Mireille Guiliano

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Mireille Guiliano's (Meer-ray Julie-ano) is the President and CEO of Clicquot, Inc. French born and brought up, she has lived in New York for many years. She is a champion of women in business and has been profiled in numerous publications. She is active in the The Committee of 200: A group of women entrepreneurs and corporate executives (445 in total) that Business Week once described as 'the most high-powered organization you've never heard of'.

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  • $800 million: McDonald's US advertising budget.
  • $1 million: National Cancer Institute's budget to promote fruits and vegetables.
  • $50 billion: Approx. amount Americans spend on diet products each year.
  • $15 billion: Amount US govt. spent on development aid in 2003 (0.15% of GDP - equivalent to 13 cents a day per capita, or 18 cents including private donations - compared to $1.02 from Norway, and about half the average contribution of Ireland, France, Britain and others.

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