Marion Nestle is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, in the department that she chaired from 1988 through 2003. She also holds appointments as Professor of Sociology in NYU’s College of Arts and Sciences and as a Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences in the College of Agriculture at Cornell University. Her degrees include a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition, both from the University of California, Berkeley.
Her research focuses on the politics of food with an emphasis on the role of food marketing as a determinant of dietary choice. She is the author of “Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health”, “Safe Food: Bacteria, Biotechnology, and Bioterrorism”, and “What to Eat”, and is co-editor of “Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Food and Nutrition”.