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Residence  New York City
Role  Professor
Name  Marion Nestle

Institutions  New York University
Citizenship  American
Movies  Food Fight
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Alma mater  University of California, Berkeley
Thesis  Purification and properties of a nuclease from Serratia marcescens (1968)
Known for  Public health advocacy, opposition to unhealthy foods, promotion of food studies as an academic field
Education  University of California, Berkeley
Awards  James Beard Foundation Award for Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America
Books  Food Politics: How the, What to Eat, Why Calories Count: Fr, Pet food politics, Safe Food: Bacteria - Biotechn
Similar  Alice Waters, T Bone Burnett, John Paul White, Joy Williams

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Marion Nestle, Ph.D, M.P.H. (born 1936) is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University. She is also a professor of Sociology at NYU and a visiting professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University.


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Nestle received her BA from UC Berkeley, Phi Beta Kappa, after attending school there from 1954-1959. 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.


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She did postdoctoral work in biochemistry and developmental biology at Brandeis University and later joining the faculty in biology in 1975. Through this professorship, she was assigned a nutrition course to teach and she realized that there was no standardized nutritional requirements and kicked off her interest in nutrition.

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From 1976 to 1986, she was associate dean for Human Biology and taught nutrition at the UCSF School of Medicine. From 1986 to 1988, she was senior nutrition policy advisor in the Department of Health and Human Services and editor of the Surgeon General’s Report on Nutrition and Health.

In 1988, she was appointed Chair of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, she held the position until 2003. In 1996, she founded the Food Studies program at New York University with food consultant Clark Wolf. She hoped that the new program of study would raise the public’s awareness of food and its role in culture, society, and personal nutrition. It not only succeeded but inspired other universities to launch their own programs. Her research examines scientific and socioeconomic influences on food choice, obesity, and food safety, emphasizing the role of food marketing. Through her role at NYU and her book, Food Politics, written in 2002, she has become a national influencer of food policy, nutrition, and food education.

She is the author of numerous articles in professional publications and is the author or co-author of nine books. Her latest book, Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning), was published in October, 2015.

Nestle wrote the "Food Matters" column for the San Francisco Chronicle from 2003-2010. She blogs at, and tweets from @marionnestle. She has appeared in the documentary films Super Size Me (2004), Food, Inc. (2008), Food Fight: The Inside Story of the Food Industry (2008), Killer at Large (2008), In Organic We Trust (2012), A Place at the Table (2012), Fed Up (2014), and In Defense of Food (2015) .

She received the John Dewey Award for Distinguished Public Service from Bard College in 2010 and in 2011, was named Public Health Hero by the University of California School of Public Health at Berkeley. She received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Transylvania University in Kentucky in 2012. In 2013, she received the James Beard Leadership Award and Healthful Food Council's Innovator of the Year Award and the Public Health Association of New York City's Media Award in 2014.

She currently resides in a West Village apartment, previously occupied by former New York City mayor Ed Koch.


Her name is pronounced like the English verb "nestle", not like the name of the Swiss food giant, to whom she is unrelated. In 2011, Forbes listed Nestle as number 2 of "The world's 7 most powerful foodies."


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