Marion Nestle
Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, NYU

Marion Nestle Plans the Ideal Diet

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Marion Nestle explains how to eat well.

Marion Nestle

Marion Nestle is a consumer activist, nutritionist, and academic who specializes in the politics of food and dietary choice. Nestle received her BA, PhD, and MPH from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1988, Nestle was appointed Chair of New York University’s Steinhardt School of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health. She held that position until 2004, when she became the Paulette Goddard Professor in the same department.

Nestle is the author of numerous books, including "Food Politics," which explored the way corporations influence our nutritional choices, and "What to Eat," an survey of how to navigate the modern American supermarket. Aside from her books and teaching, Nestle writes a popular blog for the Atlantic Food Channel. 



Marion Nestle: An ideal diet is really very, very simple and it applies to everybody across the board.  Today obesity is the biggest problem that anybody has.  That means that calories are the biggest problem.  So my dietary advice would be to eat less; move more; eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains; don’t eat too much junk food; and enjoy what you’re eating.  It’s as simple as that, and that applies to everybody.