Marion Nestle
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Marion Nestle

Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, which she chaired from 1988-2003. She also holds appointments as Professor of Sociology at NYU and Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. Her degrees include a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition, both from the University of California, Berkeley.

She has held faculty positions at Brandeis University and the UCSF School of Medicine. From 1986-88, she was senior nutrition policy advisor in the Department of Health and Human Services and managing editor of the 1988 Surgeon General's Report on Nutrition and Health.

Her research examines scientific, economic, and social influences on food choice and obesity, with an emphasis on the role of food marketing.

She is the author of three prize-winning books: Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (California Press, 2002, revised edition, 2007), Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety (California Press, 2003, revised edition 2010), and What to Eat (North Point Press, 2006). Her latest book, Pet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine, was published by California Press in 2008. Feed Your Pet Right, co-authored with Malden Nesheim, will be published by Free Press in May, 2010.

She writes the Food Matters column for the San Francisco Chronicle, and blogs daily (almost) at www.foodpolitics.com and for the Atlantic Food Channel at http://amcblogmte4.atlantic-media.us/food/nutrition.

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    • Unsavory Truth

    • How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat
    • By: Marion Nestle
    • Narrated by: Norah Tocci
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
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    America's leading nutritionist exposes how the food industry corrupts scientific research for profit....

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    • Food Politics

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    • By: Marion Nestle
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    An accessible and balanced account, Food Politics laid the groundwork for today's food revolution....

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    • By Dakota on 09-26-10
    • How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health
    • By: Marion Nestle
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 09-03-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 91 ratings

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    • What to Eat

    • By: Marion Nestle
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    • Length: 20 hrs and 13 mins
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    As Nestle takes us through each supermarket section - produce, dairy, meat, fish - she explains the issues, cutting through foodie jargon and complicated nutrition labels and debunking the misleading health claims made by big food companies....

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    • Soda Politics

    • Taking on Big Soda (and Winning)
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    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
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    Dr. Marion Nestle answers this question by detailing all of the ways that the soft drink industry works overtime to make drinking soda as common and accepted as drinking water....

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