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EP154:Food Politics with Marion Nestle

Health Coach Conversations

The food we choose to eat every day can either positively or negatively impact our health. Cathy talks with Marion Nestle about what health coaches need to know about food systems and why food politics matter more than you might realize.   In this episode, Cathy and Marion discuss:  What we need to know about the politics of food, nutrition and health When the government will look to food as medicine instead of relying on pharmaceuticals  How everyday individuals can impact policy change by forming organizations  What food systems are, why they matter and what health coaches need to understand about them  What the average person should focus on to have the greatest impact on their family’s wellness  The difference between unprocessed, minimally processed and highly-processed foods  3 Pieces of advice to eat more healthfully: 1- Eat more fruits and vegetables, more plant foods  2- Reduce, to some extent, the meat you’re eating 3- Understand what ultra-processed foods are and minimize your intake How advertising affects what food we buy  Why Marion believes the soda industry is similar to the tobacco industry  What Michael Pollan means when he says “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.”  Details about Marion’s personal food choices  Marion’s observations about obesity and the impact of Covid on weight gain The role of schools in children’s health  Memorable Quotes: “The biggest problem in the American diet is how much people eat.” “What you want is a food system set up to promote health and promote environmental health—human health and environmental health at the same time.” Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University, in the department 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 and the Macaulay Honors College of the City University of New York. She earned a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition from the University of California, Berkeley. Previous faculty positions were at Brandeis University and the UCSF School of Medicine. From 1986-88, she was senior nutrition policy advisor in the Department of Health and Human Services and editor of the 1988 Surgeon General’s Report on Nutrition and Health. Her research and writing examine scientific and socioeconomic influences on food choice and its consequences, emphasizing the role of food industry 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, Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning).  She has also written two books about pet food: Pet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine, Feed Your Pet Right in 2010. She published Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew The Science of What We Eat in 2018. Her most recent book, written with Kerry Trueman, is Let's Ask Marion: What You Need to Know about the Politics of Food, Nutrition, and Health published in September 2020. From 2008 to 2013, she wrote a monthly Food Matters column for the San Francisco Chronicle food section, and she blogs at www.foodpolitics.com. Her Twitter account, @marionnestle, has been named among the top 10 in health and science by Time Magazine, Science Magazine, and The Guardian, and has nearly 145,000 followers. Nestle has received many awards and honors such as the John Dewey Award for Distinguished Public Service from Bard College in 2010. In 2011, the University of California School of Public Health at Berkeley named her as Public Health Hero. Also in 2011, Michael Pollan ranked her as the #2 most powerful foodie in America (after Michelle Obama), and Mark Bittman ranked her #1 in his list of foodies to be thankful for. She received the James Beard Leadership Award in 2013, and in 2014 the U.S. Healthful Food Council’s Innovator of the Year Award and the Public Health Association of New York City’s Media Award, among others. In 2016, Soda Politics won literary awards from the James Beard Foundation and the International Association of Culinary Professionals. In 2018, she was named one of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health’s 75 most distinguished graduates in 75 years, won a Trailblazer Award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals, and was selected Grande Dame of the year by Les Dames d’Escoffier International. In 2019, the Hunter College Food Policy Center gave her its first Changemaker Award and Heritage Radio named her to its Tenth Anniversary Hall of Fame. Links to resources: Health Coach Group Website https://www.thehealthcoachgroup.com/

43mins

13 Sep 2021

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Episode 34: Marion Nestle

Food Junkies Podcast

Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University, in the department she chaired from 1988-2003 and from which she retired in September 2017.  She earned a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition from the University of California, Berkeley. Previous faculty positions were at Brandeis University and the UCSF School of Medicine. From 1986-88, she was a senior nutrition policy advisor in the Department of Health and Human Services and editor of the 1988 Surgeon General’s Report on Nutrition and Health. Her research and writing examine scientific and socioeconomic influences on food choice and its consequences, emphasizing the role of food industry marketing. She is the author of six prize-winning books: Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (2002); Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety (2003); What to Eat (2006); Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics, with Dr. Malden Nesheim (2012); Eat, Drink Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics (2013); and Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning) in 2015. She also has written two books about pet food, Pet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine (2008) and Feed Your Pet Right in 2010 (also with Dr. Nesheim). She published Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat, in 2018 (and its Portuguese translation in 2019).  Her most recent book, with Kerry Trueman, Let's Ask Marion: What You Need to Know about the Politics of Food, Nutrition, and Health, was published in September 2020. From 2008 to 2013, she wrote a monthly Food Matters column for the San Francisco Chronicle food section. She blogs daily (almost) at www.foodpolitics.com. Her Twitter account, @marionnestle, has been named among the top 10 in health and science by Time Magazine, Science Magazine, and The Guardian, and has more than 144,000 followers. Marion’s Books https://www.foodpolitics.com/books/ Connect with Marion Website https://www.foodpolitics.com Facebook https://www.facebook.com/marion.nestle Twitter https://twitter.com/marionnestle?s=20 In Today's episode, we have Marion Nestle a Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University. 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; What to Eat; Why Calories Count: From Science to PoliticsEat, Drink Vote: an illustrated guide to Food Politics Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning); Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat. Her most recent book, Let's Ask Marion: What You Need to Know about the Politics of Food, Nutrition, and Health, is the topic of Vera’s interview today.  Marion has spent most of her professional career as a public health nutritionist and food studies academic. For decades she has been thinking, writing, publishing, and teaching about how politics affects and distorts food systems. The goal of her recent work has been to inspire not only “voting with forks” for healthier and more environmentally sustainable personal diets, but also “voting with votes.” She means we need to engage in politics to advocate for food systems that make better food available and affordable to everyone, that adequately compensate everyone who works to produce, prepare, or serve food, and that deal with food in ways that conserve and sustain the environment.  Marion is a force to be reckoned with in the Nutrition and Food & Public Health World. Our goal is not only to educate you the listener but also our guest on the concept of sugar as a drug and Food Addiction in general. In this episode, Vera respectfully challenges Marion on some of her thoughts about nutrition and we find out if she believes in Food Addiction. They have an enlightening conversation around the food confusion/dogma that exists in the different nutrition camps,  they discuss the calorie conundrum, and Marion shares her personal experiences with the Sugar industry. We want to give a special shout-out to our friend Tony Vassallo for moderating the audience questions after the interview. We hope you enjoy the show! The content of our show is educational only. It does not supplement or supersede the professional relationship and direction of your healthcare provider. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified mental health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, substance use disorder, or mental health concern.

52mins

20 Aug 2021

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86 - Marion Nestle: Food Politics in a Politically Polarized Time

Ruthless Compassion with Dr. Marcia Sirota

Marion Nestle is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University. She teaches and writes about food politics, the role of the food industry in food choice, and how the Coronavirus pandemic affects food systems. You can find Marion Nestle online... Website

36mins

14 Jun 2021

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EP 37: The Politics of Food with Marion Nestle

This or Something Better

Today’s guest is Dr. Marion Nestle. Marion is a consumer advocate, nutritionist, award-winning author, and academic who specializes in the politics of food and dietary choice.  Her most recent book, “Let’s Ask Marion”, breaks down what you need to know about the politics of food, nutrition, and health.  Marion believes that the three largest health nutrition problems facing our world today are hunger, obesity, and climate change and that they are all, in part, due to dysfunctional food systems.  Marion advocates that we must understand, confront, and counter the political forces that created these problems in order to end them. This episode will open your eyes to the impact of food politics on our communities and families, our health, and our environment.   About Marion Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University, in the department 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 and the Macaulay Honors College of the City University of New York. She earned a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition from the University of California, Berkeley. Previous faculty positions were at Brandeis University and the UCSF School of Medicine. From 1986-88, she was senior nutrition policy advisor in the Department of Health and Human Services and editor of the 1988 Surgeon General’s Report on Nutrition and Health. Her research and writing examine scientific and socioeconomic influences on food choice and its consequences, emphasizing the role of food industry marketing. She is the author of six prize-winning books: Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (2002); Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety (2003); What to Eat (2006); Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics, with Dr. Malden Nesheim (2012); Eat, Drink Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics (2013); and Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning) in 2015. She also has written two books about pet food, Pet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine (2008) and Feed Your Pet Right in 2010 (also with Dr. Nesheim). She published Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat, in 2018 (and its Portuguese translation in 2019).  Her most recent book, with Kerry Trueman, Let's Ask Marion: What You Need to Know about the Politics of Food, Nutrition, and Health, was published in September 2020. From 2008 to 2013, she wrote a monthly Food Matters column for the San Francisco Chronicle food section. She blogs daily (almost) at www.foodpolitics.com. Her Twitter account, @marionnestle, has been named among the top 10 in health and science by Time Magazine, Science Magazine, and The Guardian, and has more than 144,000 followers. Resources Mentioned Marion’s Books https://www.foodpolitics.com/books/ Connect with Marion Website https://www.foodpolitics.com Facebook https://www.facebook.com/marion.nestle Twitter https://twitter.com/marionnestle?s=20

38mins

25 May 2021

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Marion Nestle the grandmother of dieticians

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Marion Nestle (born 1936) is an American academic. She 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. 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.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/podsongs/message

36mins

22 Mar 2021

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How The Food Industry Impacted The Global Pandemic with Marion Nestle

No Excuses: The Official Tough Mudder Podcast

"If COVID did anything at all, it showed how important politics is to the food supply." Marion Nestle is the Paulette Goddard Professor, of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University. She is the author of the bestselling book 'Food Politics' and 'Unsavory Truth.' among many others. She has appeared in many food documentaries including the infamous 'Super Size Me' and was even named by Forbes as number 2 of "The world's 7 most powerful foodies." She sits down with Sean Corvelle to discuss:-How our political structure impacts the way we consume food-The role food and politics plays in the global pandemic-The power that advertising has on our food choices-Why our social and economic status affects the way we eat ...and so much more! You can find more of Marion here: www.foodpolitics.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/marionnestle*Find your next Tough Mudder event here: http://bit.ly/35q39iH Can’t get enough of Mudder Nation? Check out our blog: http://bit.ly/3iTuG4cDiscover the 2021 Tough Mudder Training Guides: http://bit.ly/3iP4pUGDon't forget to subscribe to the 'No Excuses' Podcast and follow Tough Mudder on social media:Instagram: @tough_mudderFacebook: @toughmudderTwitter: @toughmudderSubscribe on SpotifySubscribe on Apple*Welcome to the ‘No Excuses’ Podcast by Tough Mudder. A place where Mudder Nation can come together to hear deep-dive conversations with fitness + health experts, everyday athletes and community members. Join us every Wednesday as we uncover the stories and inspiration that make this community so great. Hosted by Sean Corvelle.*Host: Sean CorvelleProducer: Michelle Lafiura, Ryan WarnerSenior Producer: Johanna Ovsenek, Marion Abrams© 2021 Spartan

27mins

17 Mar 2021

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FLR 058: An Interview with Marion Nestle

Food Labels Revealed

INGREDIENTS OF THE DAY:  None In this episode, I interview Marion Nestle, a noted author, national speaker, long-time advocate and activist in the world of commercial food and nutrition. Show Notes: To Contact Show:  foodlabelsrevealed@gmail.com Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/prophetofprocessedfood/?ref=bookmarks The podcast can be subscribed to at the iTunes store, or Google Play, or using most of the podcast apps available for smart phones or tablets.  Just search under Food Labels Revealed. References: 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans https://www.dietaryguidelines.gov/ NIH Study Finds Heavily Processed Foods Cause Overeating and Weight Gain https://tinyurl.com/y38rfvsp Carlos Monteiro on the Dangers of Ultraprocessed Foods https://tinyurl.com/y3lsldzs Sponsorship of National Health Organizations by Two Major Soda Companies https://tinyurl.com/yyxewkhg Marion Nestle’s Blog https://www.foodpolitics.com/ Marion Nestle,  “Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat” https://tinyurl.com/y59byfxr Marion Nestle, “Let’s Ask Marion: What You Need to Know About the Politics of Food, Nutrition, and Health” https://tinyurl.com/y5qm3o6e Music: Intro music is the "Peter Gunn Theme" by Henri Mancini Outro music is “Scheming” courtesy of Kevin McLeod.

38mins

30 Jan 2021

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Food Politics Expert Marion Nestle on Industry Influence on Food Research

Around the Table: Food Stories from Science to Everyday Life

In this episode, Stanley interviews Professor Marion Nestle about her two latest books, Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat (2018) and Let’s Ask Marion: What You Need to Know about the Politics of Food, Nutrition, and Health (with Kerry Trueman) (2020). Prof. Nestle describes the various ways that food industries influence research, pay for their own experts, and avoid regulation, often following the infamous tobacco industry playbook. If you want to learn more, check out Prof. Nestle's regular blog (which we love) at https://www.foodpolitics.com/ and find her on Twitter @marionnestle. 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 officially retired in September 2017.  She is also Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell.  She earned a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition from the University of California, Berkeley, and has been awarded honorary degrees from Transylvania University in Kentucky (2012) and from the City University of New York’s Macaulay Honors College (2016).

27mins

29 Jan 2021

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The Inner Workings of Nutrition and The Food System with Marion Nestle

Rebound Talks

Marion Nestle is the Paulette Goddard professor of nutrition, food studies, and public health at New York University. She is also a sociology professor at NYU and a visiting professor of nutritional sciences at Cornell University. She is also the author of six prize-winning books that focus on what we should eat and the politics behind the food system.  This interview has completely changed how I look at nutrition and how food companies shape our day-to-day lives. Even if you feel like you don’t care about nutrition, we all eat, and this is something that we have to understand and use to our advantage. Some questions I ask: (02:16) How politicized is food production in general? (09:50) What marketing strategies are junk food companies using that are similar to the cigarette industry? (11:39) If these companies are always trying to skew the science, what dietary information can we trust?  (13:37) What diet should we be following?

34mins

11 Nov 2020

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“Food Politics” with Marion Nestle

The Earth Locker

Be Smart, Eat Smart. In this episode, we are learning all about food politics as we chat with Marion Nestle, Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita at New York University, and author of numerous books, including her newest work Let's Ask Marion: What You Need to Know about the Politics of Food, Nutrition, and Health. Marion teaches us about food and its ties with big-business and mainstream culture, and how existing political structures can influence what foods are available in the local market, how they are marketed and labeled, and their price. We also touch on the importance of balanced nutrition, making smart food choices, political reform, the intersection between our food and pet food, and regenerative agriculture.  About Marion Nestle: 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 officially retired in September 2017. She is also Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University. She earned a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research and writing examine scientific and socioeconomic influences on food choice and its consequences, emphasizing the role of food industry marketing. Find out more about Marion Nestle:  Twitter: https://twitter.com/marionnestle Let's Ask Marion: What You Need to Know about the Politics of Food, Nutrition, and Health (book): https://www.amazon.com/Lets-Ask-Marion-Nutrition-California/dp/0520343239/?tag=hereandnowbooks-20 Food Politics (book): https://www.foodpolitics.com/ Other books by Marion: https://www.foodpolitics.com/books/ For Further Exploration:  How big is a Big Gulp? https://www.motherjones.com/media/2012/06/supersize-biggest-sodas-mcdonalds-big-gulp-chart/ Food Fix (Book): https://foodfixbook.com/ Jon Ronson Article: https://www.gq.com/story/amber-waves-of-green-jon-ronson-gq-july-2012 Regenerative agriculture: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regenerative_agriculture Beyond Organic Movement: https://www.betternutrition.com/features/regenerative-farming/ Feeding Britain / Tim Lang (book): https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/308/308380/feeding-britain/9780241442227.html Bionutrient Food Association: https://www.bionutrient.org/site/team The Earth Locker is produced by Byron KnightEdited by Pat Bell, Luna Wolf of disturbia-films.com & the multi talented Storm Stewart.Director of Photography - Christoph AshokAssistant Producer: Amanda TaylorDesign and marketing by Alice VandyWith big thank you for technical support fromThe Flow State Productions 

1hr 20mins

11 Nov 2020

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