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Speaker: Marion Nestle, New York University
Hunger, chronic disease, and climate change post severe challenges for advocates, as almost any potentially effective policy is certain to encounter strong food industry opposition. How should food systems advocates deal with this situation? This presentation addresses that question from the standpoint of personal experience. In her presentation Professor Nestle will share her personal and professional story of how she became an academic advocate for healthier and more sustainable diets, with examples from her nearly half-century career. Come and be inspired by Marion’s lessons for food policy advocates everywhere.
Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University. She is also Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University. She holds honorary degrees from Transylvania University in Kentucky and the Macaulay Honors College of the City University of New York. She earned a PhD in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research and writing examine scientific and socioeconomic influences on food choice and its consequences, emphasizing the role of food industry marketing. She is the author, co-author, or co-editor of fourteen books, several of them prize-winning, most notably Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (2002); Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety (2003); and What to Eat (2006). She published Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat, in 2018. Her most recent book, with Kerry Trueman, Let's Ask Marion: What You Need to Know about the Politics of Food, Nutrition, and Health, was published in September 2020. Her forthcoming book with University of California Press is a memoir to be published in 2022.
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