healthy / unhealthy eaters

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by ArmadilloAbcd, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. ArmadilloAbcd Senior Member

    Perpignan
    Italian
    Bonsoir,

    Je voulais vous demander s'il est correct d'utiliser l'expression healthy / unhealthy eater pour désigner quelqu'un qui mange / qui ne mange pas de nourriture de bonne qualité.

    Je vous remercie d'avance.
     
  2. CarlosRapido

    CarlosRapido Senior Member

    Québec - Canada
    français - English (Can)
    Oui, dans un contexte soutenu.
     
  3. misterk Moderator

    Boston
    English-American
    In contemporary AE usage, "healthy/unhealthy eater" is used to refer, not to the quality of the food one eats, but rather to whether one eats a diet that consists of "healthy" foods (fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, whole grains, etc.).
     
  4. CarlosRapido

    CarlosRapido Senior Member

    Québec - Canada
    français - English (Can)
    ...and the difference being???
     
  5. ArmadilloAbcd Senior Member

    Perpignan
    Italian
    Thank you for your answers!

    misterk, I cannot see your point :( !
     
  6. misterk Moderator

    Boston
    English-American
    Food can be of high quality -- high-quality beef; high-quality cookies; high-quality ice cream; etc. -- without being part of what is normally considered to be a healthy diet.
     
  7. ArmadilloAbcd Senior Member

    Perpignan
    Italian
    Thank you for your answer, misterk!
     

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