Meet Marion Nestle: Lecture and Book Signing Thursday, February 18th

Join us in welcoming author and food advocate, Marion Nestle (Food Politics and What to Eat), to New Orleans as a part of a lecture series hosted by the Louisiana State University Health Science Center School of Public Health (LSUHSC SPH) and LSU has funding from the Pfizer Foundation to host a lecture series entitled, "Moments in Leadership." To start 2010, they are showcasing Dr. Nestle's extensive work in food systems and connecting it to work locally in the New Orleans region.

Everyone is invited! Attend Dr. Nestle's lecture and learn more about food and nutrition in 2010; afterwards, visit the Crescent City Farmers Market in Mid-City, buy one of Dr. Nestle's books and have your copy signed by the author herself!

Lecture by Marion Nestle "What's up with food and nutrition in 2010"

    12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    LSUHSC Lecture Hall
    Medical Education Building, Third Floor
    1901 Perdido Street, New Orleans, LA

Book Signing with Marion Nestle at the Crescent City Farmers Market

    4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    The Crescent City Farmers Market in Mid-City (at Orleans and the Bayou)
    3700 Orleans Avenue, New Orleans, LA

Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health (the department she chaired from 1988-2003) and Professor of Sociology at New York University. 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.

Her first faculty position was in the Department of Biology at Brandeis University. From 1976-86 she was Associate Dean of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine, where she taught nutrition to medical students, residents, and practicing physicians, and directed a nutrition education center sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

From 1986-88, she was senior nutrition policy advisor in the Department of Health and Human Services and managing editor of the 1988 Surgeon General’s Report on Nutrition and Health. She has been a member of the FDA Food Advisory Committee and Science Board, the USDA/DHHS Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, and American Cancer Society committees that issue dietary guidelines for cancer prevention. Her research focuses on how science and society influence dietary advice and practice.

She is the author of Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (2002, paperback 2003) and Safe Food: Bacteria, Biotechnology, and Bioterrorism (2003, paperback 2004), both from University of California Press. In 2003, Food Politics won awards from the Association for American Publishers (outstanding title in allied health), James Beard Foundation (literary), and World Hunger Year (Harry Chapin media). Safe Food won the Steinhardt School of Education’s Griffiths Research Award in 2004. Her latest book, What to Eat, published by North Point Press/ Farrar, Straus & Giroux (2006, paperback 2007), was named as one of Amazon.Com’s top ten books of 2006 (Health, Mind, and Body) , and a “Must Read” by Eating Well magazine; it won the Better Life Award (Wellness) from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the James Beard Foundation book award for best food reference in 2007.



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The Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round in four New Orleans neighborhoods. The CCFM hosts nearly 80 local small farmers, fishers and food producers, and more than 100,000 shoppers annually.