Dr. Marion Nestle & Our “Eat More” Culture

Dr. John Poothullil interviews Dr. Marion Nestle about how we have found ourselves in an “eat more” food environment.

In the following audio segment, which first appeared on USADailyTimes.com, I interviewed Dr. Marion Nestle, a Professor Emerita of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, at New York University. We discussed America’s culture of over-eating.

Dr. Nestle has a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. from the University of California, Berkeley. She has written many books on food intake and the influence of the food industry on nutrition and health. Learn more about her work at foodpolitics.com.

Recently, Dr. Nestle wrote an article that suggested repurposing diabetic drugs for weight loss has threatened the food industry. She discusses how we have found ourselves in an “eat more” food environment. We also discuss government subsidies, lobbying, and the fact that the food industry does not have our best interests at heart.

We conclude that only you have the power to fight the effects of an “eat more” culture. Dr. Nestle recommends we fight with our vote and elect officials who will represent us and our health. I recommend that you take the time to chew and enjoy your food, allowing your brain to notify you when you are full.

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 a 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 the City University of New York’s Macaulay Honors College (2016). In 2023, she was awarded The Edinburgh Medal (for science and society).

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