Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, emeritus, at New York University. She is also Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. Her PhD in molecular Biology and MPH in Public Health Nutrition are both from UC Berkeley.
Her research examines scientific and social influences on food choice, particularly the role of food marketing.
She is the author of six prize-winning books: Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health ; Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety ; What to Eat ; Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics ; Eat, Drink, Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics ; and, most recently, Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning). Her current book project is about food industry funding of nutrition research and practice.