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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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Weekend cooking: Nancy Jenkins’ Virgin Territory by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Nancy Harmon Jenkins.  Virgin Territory: Exploring the World of Olive Oil.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015. Although I don’t usually do blurbs for cookbooks, thi ... Read on »
Fingers crossed: good news about preventing peanut allergies by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The New England Journal of Medicine has a new study that suggests the need to rethink whether to feed peanuts to babies. As  the Wall Street Journal  explains, peanut ... Read on »
The Kool-Aid Museum! by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I gave a talk last week at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska. Before I left, Michael Moss, who wrote the New York Times investigative report  about Hasting’s USDA ... Read on »
Dietary guidelines shouldn’t be this controversial by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The uproar caused by the release of the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee  (DGAC) has been even noisier than I predicted, so noisy that U ... Read on »
Cookie Couture from tonight’s Red Carpet by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Dorothy Cann Hamilton of the International Culinary Center in New York sends this video in celebration of tonight’s Oscar’s event: And the winner is…the latest creatio ... Read on »
The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee releases its courageous report by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) issued its more than 500-page report yesterday. Before I say anything about it, please note that this report info ... Read on »
Nestlé USA says its chocolates won’t have artificial colors or flavors by the end of... by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Nestlé (the giant food company, not me) announces that it is removing all artificial flavors and colors from its chocolate candies this year. Nestlé USA announced t ... Read on »
And now a word from our sponsors: The Dietitians Association of Australia by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Michele Simon’s latest investigative report deals with sponsorship by food corporations of the Australian Dietetics Association. ... Read on »
The School Nutrition Association’s bizarre saga continues by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Nancy Huehnergarth and Bettina Siegel (the Lunch Tray ) forwarded the latest information about the hard-to-believe efforts of the School Nutrition Association (SNA) to rol ... Read on »
Sugar politics: The BMJ’s series “Spinning a web of influence” by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) has just released an editorial and four papers on ties between the sugar industry and public health scientists who advise the go ... Read on »
What’s up with the cholesterol guideline? by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The Washington Post says that the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is about to drop the long-standing guideline about restricting dietary cholesterol. The 20 ... Read on »
The buying and selling of pet food brands by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Dave Love @davelove1  sent me a tweet:  @marionnestle what do you think about big food companies buying pet food brands? His question referred to an article in the Wa ... Read on »
Red meat politics by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I was interested to read Clare Foran’s piece in The National Journal on  The Political Battle Over Red Meat .   It nicely summarizes the lobbying to stop the 2015 Dietary ... Read on »
Weekend reading: The U.S. Food System by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Roni Neff, editor.  Introduction to the U.S. Food System: Public Health, Environment, and Equity.  Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, Jossey-Bass, 2015.  ... Read on »
Food politics in action: Potatoes! by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine (IOM) has just recommended that white potatoes be included in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, ... Read on »
Buyers beware: supplements are not what they seem. Again. by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I still quaintly read the paper copy of the New York Times so I know that the left column of yesterday’s  front page—judged by the editors as the second most important sto ... Read on »
Obama’s budget calls for a single food safety agency! by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Starting on page 82 of President Obama’s 150-page, $4 trillion 2016 federal budget  is a section on food safety calling for creation of a single food safety agency. ... Read on »
Food Politics 101: The School Nutrition Association vs. Fruits & Vegetables by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The School Nutrition Association (SNA) is the organization that ostensibly represents the interests of school food service personnel. I say ostensibly because the SNA ... Read on »
USDA’s farm “typology” report: defines small, midsize, large by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The USDA has just posted its enormous—more than 700 pages—2012 Census of Agriculture ( Farm Typology ) report. Its definitions and results are impressive.  Definitions ... Read on »
A single food agency? Again? Really? Yes! by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I don’t generally reproduce press releases but I can hardly improve on this one .   [WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Congresswoman Rosa ... Read on »