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Marion Nestle PhD, MPH

Marion Nestle is the Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, which she chaired from 1988-2003. Her degrees include a PhD in molecular biology and an MPH in public health nutrition, both from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr Nestle's research focuses on the analysis of scientific, social, cultural, and economic factors that influence dietary recommendations and practices. She served as 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 and has been a member of the FDA Food Advisory Committee and Science Board. In addition, Dr Nestle has authored many books including "What to Eat" (2006) and "Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health" (2002).

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Picture from What to Eat: Personal or Social Responsibility? video
March 5 2007