Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor, of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University, which she chaired from 1988-2003 and from which she retired in September 2017. She is also Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. She holds honorary degrees from Transylvania University in Kentucky (2012) and from the City University of New York’s Macaulay Honors College (2016). She earned a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition from the University of California, Berkeley.
She is the author of six prize-winning books:
Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (editions in 2002, 2007 & 2013) Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety (editions in 2003 & 2010) What to Eat (2006) Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics, co-authored with Dr. Malden Nesheim (2012) Eat, Drink Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics (2013) Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning) (2015)