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Marion Nestle

Professor of Nutrition at NYU, author of 'Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety.'

Marion Nestle appears in the following:

Childhood Obesity Rates Fall

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

CDC data show a 43% drop in obesity rates among American children age 2 to 5. Nutrition expert Marion Nestle says this is a very hopeful sign, but that follow-through is required to keep rates low as children move through life. One way to address that: new nutrition labels being announced by the FDA tomorrow. Nestle is hoping that "added sugars" will be included in labels from now on.

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School Lunches Come With a Serving of Politics

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Last year, more than 5 billion school lunches were served to over 30 million students across the country through The National School Lunch Program. In total, more than 224 billion lunches have been served since the program’s start. But with every lunch comes new criticism of the program. Marion Nestle, professor of Nutrition and Food Studies and Public Health at New York University, has given this issue much thought. She joins The Takeaway to discuss the main obstacles to better lunches and what the lunch program of the future should look like.

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Please Explain: The Politics of Food

Friday, December 20, 2013

On this week’s Please Explain, Marion Nestle, author of Eat, Drink Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food PoliticsFood Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and HealthWhat to Eat, among other books, talks about the politics of food.

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Are We Better Off After Bloomberg?

Thursday, December 12, 2013

As Bill de Blasio prepares to take the oath of office, we've got three questions for the experts (and you) about the Bloomberg legacy:Did Bloomberg make us healthier? Did he leave you behind? And did he secure our future?

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FDA is Eyeing New York's Trans-Fat Ban

Friday, November 08, 2013

Six years after NYC banned trans fats in restaurants, the FDA has started the process of a national ban. Marion Nestle, professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, and author of Food Politics: How The Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health talks about the impact of the ban on public health and grocery bills.

 

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Connecticut Passes GMO Labeling Bill

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Connecticut has passed a bill requiring specific GMO food labeling, but four other states have to pass such legislation first. Marion Nestle, professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and professor of Sociology at New York University, and author of an updated edition of Food Politics: How The Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (University of California Press, 2013) talks about the trigger provisions and the larger movement to require special labels for GMO foods.

 

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Is Food Passed Its Sell-By Date Okay?

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Marion Nestle, professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, and professor of Sociology at New York University, discusses the new Urban Food Initiative in Boston--and whether it's okay to serve meals cooked with food passed its sell-by date to low-income consumers.

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The Science of Calories

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

When it comes to weight loss, does it matter more what you eat, when you eat or how much you eat? Marion Nestle, professor in the department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and of sociology at New York University tries to answer that question in her new book, Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics.

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Organic vs Non-organic

Friday, September 07, 2012

Marion Nestle, professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, and professor of Sociology at New York University, co-author with Malden Nesheim of Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics, discusses the recently revived debate over the benefits of consuming organic vs conventional foods.

 

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New York City Plans a Ban of Oversized Sugary Drinks

Thursday, May 31, 2012

New York City plans to ban the sale of large sugary drinks, announced Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday. The ban, which aims to fight obesity, would impose a 16-ounce limit on the size of sweetened drinks sold at restaurants, bodegas, and movie theaters. Joining us is Marion Nestle, professor of nutrition at New York University and author of "Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety." Also with us is Jay Cowit, Takeaway Technical Director and Chief Soda Correspondent.

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The Mayor vs. Soda Pop

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Michael Saul of the Wall Street Journal, New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley, and Marion Nestle, professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and professor of Sociology at New York University and author of Why Calories Count, talk about Mayor Bloomberg's proposal to prohibit the sale of "super-sized" sugary soft drinks in NYC's restaurants.

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Peter Kaminsky and Marion Nestle on The Art of Healthy Eating

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Food writer Peter Kaminsky and nutrition and public policy expert Marion Nestle talk about how to have healthy eating habits without sacrificing the fun and pleasure in food. In Culinary Intelligence: The Art of Eating Healthy (and Really Well) Kaminsky tells how he lost 35 pounds and kept them off and he shows how to think before eating, choose good ingredients, understand how flavor works, and make the effort to cook. Marion Nestle’s latest book is Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics (California Studies in Food and Culture).

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Paula Deen's Diabetes

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Marion Nestle, Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, and Professor of Sociology, at New York University, reacts to the news that Food Network star (and butter enthusiast) Paula Deen has type 2 diabetes, and that she will be a spokeswoman for a maker of diabetes medications. Deen has announced that she was diagnosed three years ago.

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Last Chance Foods: A Clean Kitchen for the New Year

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Food safety expert Marion Nestle talks about what to throw out and what to keep when cleaning out your kitchen for the New Year.

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Please Explain: Food Additives

Friday, December 09, 2011

Food labels often list ingredients like carrageenan, modified food starch, and butylated hydroxytoluene. On this week’s Please Explain we’ll find out what they are, what they do, and why they’re in packaged foods. Michael Jacobson, microbiologist at the Center for Science in the Public Interest a nonprofit health advocacy group that focuses on nutrition and food safety policies, and Marion Nestle, professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and Professor of Sociology at New York University, explain. Michael Jacobson is the author of Six Arguments for a Greener Diet. Marion Nestle is the author, most recently, of Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety, Updated and Expanded and Pet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine.

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Gluten-Free Diet

Friday, July 15, 2011

Marion Nestle, professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and professor of Sociology at New York University, discusses the increase in gluten-free living and the nutritional effects of a gluten-free diet.

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Sugar: Delicious and Deadly?

Friday, April 15, 2011

Is sugar toxic? A 90 minute YouTube video of pediatrics professor Robert Lustig trying to answer the question has counted 800,000 hits. The New York Times has an interesting piece in the magazine section that explains why sugar is on the minds of so many Americans. Marion Nestle is a professor of nutrition at New York University and the author of "What to Eat" and Barry Popkin is the distinguished professor of global nutrition at the University of North Carolina school of public health. Together they explain why sugar is a major public health risk, and what we should do to control it.

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The FDA and Food Dyes

Thursday, March 31, 2011

The FDA is holding a panel of experts to examine the alleged links between artificial food dyes and hyperactivity in children. Joining us to discuss this issue is Marion Nestle, author, blogger, and Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University.

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Formerly Known as "High Fructose Corn Syrup"

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Anna Lappéblogger and author of Diet for a Hot Planet, talks about the possible renaming of high fructose corn syrup and takes your calls on suggestions for the new name. Authorblogger and NYU professor Marion Nestle weighs in.

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More Eggs Recalled Due to Salmonella

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Wright County Egg company, based in Iowa, recalled 152 million eggs yesterday due fears of salmonella contamination. This brings the grand total to 380 million, after another recall back on August 13. Marion Nestle is an acclaimed nutritionist from New York University and the author of "Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety." She says that this isn't the first time the Wright County Egg company has found trouble with the FDA, and that salmonella should not be difficult to prevent.

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