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Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy

San Francisco, California
Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health (the department she chaired from 1988-2003) and Professor of Sociology at New York University. Her degrees include a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition, both... Full Bio
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Dietitians to remove their “endorsement” from Kraft Singles by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Congratulations to Sonja Connor, president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, for this decision about the Kids Eat Right partnership with Kraft (this letter was se ... Read on »
Another picture worth many words: Coca-Cola in Myanmar by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Except for Cuba, Myanmar used to be the only country in the world where Coca-Cola could not be sold.  The Burmese (now Myanmar) military junta kept Coke out for more than ... Read on »
Weekend reading: Fruits of Eden by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Amanda Harris.  Fruits of Eden: David Fairchild and America’s Plant Hunters.  University Press of Florida, 2015. I blurbed this one: If you have ever wonder ... Read on »
Is breakfast necessary? by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating With apologies for how silly this question might sound, Whitney Kimball of Hopes&Fears asked, “Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?” Here’s what I told he ... Read on »
The Paleo diet, sigh by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The Wall Street Journal, hoping to generate some controversy, got me involved in a point/counterpoint about the Paleo Diet : “Is a Paleo diet healthy?” It can be, but ... Read on »
My Plate, My Planet: Support Sustainability in Dietary Guidelines by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I signed an today’s ad in the New York Times to encourage support for considering sustainability in the 2015 Dietary Guidelines. We need health policies that con ... Read on »
Critical Public Health: special issue on “Big Food”: by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating With Simon Williams, I have just co-edited a special issue of Critical Public Health: “ Big Food”: Critical perspectives on the global growth of the food and beverage i ... Read on »
WHO’s cancer working group: Roundup is “probably a human carcinogen” by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has just published a report  from 17 experts from 11 countries who concluded that glyphosate (“Roundup”) is “p ... Read on »
Weekend reading: Raise: What 4-H Teaches 7 Million Kids by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Kiera Butler.  Raise: What 4-H Teaches 7 Million Kids & How its Lessons Could Change Food & Farming Forever.  University of California Press, 2014.   Kiera Bu ... Read on »
Food politics: A picture worth a thousand words… by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating     Thanks to my NYU colleague Marie Bragg for sending this along.  She particularly likes the reflection of the school bus passing by. In case you can’t ... Read on »
Dietitians in turmoil over conflicts of interest: it’s about time by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating My e-mail inbox is filled with items about the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND, formerly the American Dietetic Association).  Its “seal of approval” on Kraft chees ... Read on »
Conflicts of interest in nutrition research: recent examples by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I’ve been collecting examples of conflicted research for the past week or so.  These are studies paid for in part by food businesses or trade associations with a vested fi ... Read on »
Dietitians put seal on Kraft Singles (you can’t make this stuff up) by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating As reported in today’s New York Times , the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND, formerly the American Dietetic Association) has licensed its Kids Eat Right seal to—ge ... Read on »
New Scientist: Cigarettes get plain packets – will junk food be next? by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Here is the online version of my commentary in New Scientist, March 14, 2015:24-25. I submitted an illustration with it, which the editors did not use.  It’s from the ... Read on »
Study documents sugar industry influence on dental research in the 1960s and 1970s by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating A new study in PLoS Medicine  provides documentary evidence of sugar industry manipulation of research on dental caries in the 1960s and 1970s. The paper is a formal ... Read on »
World Health Organization: Eat less sugar by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The World Health Organization (WHO) has finally officially released  its recommendations for sugar intake.  I say “officially,” because I posted an earlier version these g ... Read on »
Three studies on school food: Nutrition standards work, and well by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The School Nutrition Association’s bizarre opposition to the USDA’s nutrition standards for school meals has stimulated research. Three studies show the benefits of he ... Read on »
Where food comes from: thought for the weekend by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Kate Pine, a reader of this blog, sends this winter scene from Cedar Rapids, Iowa:     Her poignant comment: I thought you might like to see this bi ... Read on »
Court confirms constitutionality of the Mexican soda tax by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Last week the Mexican Supreme Court passed down its judgment on a writ of unconstitutionality (amparo) filed against the soda tax that went into effect in January 2014. ... Read on »
Goodbye to artificial colors? by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I was invited by CNN to comment  on the announcement by Nestlé that it is removing artificial colors from its chocolates. Here’s what I said: (CNN) When food gia ... Read on »