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Marion Nestle, PH.D
Blog: Food Politics
- Weekend reading: Fruits of Eden
Posted 2 days ago
Amanda Harris. Fruits of Eden: David Fairchild and America’s Plant Hunters. University Press of Florida, 2015.
I blurbed this one:
If you have ever wondered how navel oranges, figs, avocados, dates, and…
- Is breakfast necessary?
Posted 3 days ago
With apologies for how silly this question might sound, Whitney Kimball of Hopes&Fears asked, “Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?”
Here’s what I told her:
The question isn’t silly at all, although I always laugh when I hear it. That is because I am publicly outed as not a breakfast eater—at least not first thing in the morning. I don’t usually start getting hungry until 11 or so and rarely eat before then. Coffee, yes. Solid food, later please. The idea that early eating is essential makes perfect sense for farm laborers and small children. Whether it matters for…
- The Paleo diet, sigh
Posted 4 days ago
The Wall Street Journal, hoping to generate some controversy, got me involved in a point/counterpoint about the Paleo Diet: “Is a Paleo diet healthy?”
It can be, but this is a point/counterpoint. Hence, I took the position “NO: You Lose Too Much Pleasure for Dubious Benefits.”
Here’s what I said:
Nutritionist that I am, the first questions I have about any diet are: What is it? Is the rationale behind it logical? And does it promote health?
A paleo diet is based on the premise that our genes govern what’s best for us to eat. We evolved to eat whatever could be hunted…
- My Plate, My Planet: Support Sustainability in Dietary Guidelines
Posted 5 days ago
I signed an today’s ad in the New York Times to encourage support for considering sustainability in the 2015 Dietary Guidelines.
We need health policies that consider agriculture and agricultural policies…
- Critical Public Health: special issue on “Big Food”:
Posted 6 days ago
With Simon Williams, I have just co-edited a special issue of Critical Public Health: “Big Food”: Critical perspectives on the global growth of the food and beverage industry.”
Here’s what’s in it.
‘Big Food’: taking a critical perspective on a global public health problem, by Simon N. Williams & Marion Nestle.
The transitional dynamics of caloric ecosystems: changes in the food supply around the world, by Sanjay Basu.
Big Food without big diets? Food regimes and Kenyan diets, by K. O’Neill.
Density of outdoor food and beverage advertising around schools in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) and Manila (The Philippines) and implications for policy, by Bridget Kelly, Lesley King, Batjargal Jamiyan, Nyamragchaa Chimedtseren, Bolorchimeg…
Blog: Technology and Food
- Raising girls to hold on to old fashion morals…respect from boys.
Posted 569 days ago
Today I received a snapchat from my daughter’s personal ipad – so I opened it and it was from a high school senior boy who thought the snapchat was going to my other daughter (she has her snapchat on my phone because we have not supplied her with a smartphone)…
- Our Ag kids need our Encouragement
Posted 921 days ago
Our Ag kids need our Encouragement I will soon have the opportunity to coach some “Intro to Ag” kids about the importance of livestock judging and oral reasons.To me it’s easy, looking back having the privilege of being a member of the livestock judging team at Colorado State University was…
- Feed Recipe
Posted 1251 days ago
Just wanted to share how we feed each pen of cattle that we have. Each pen has a recipe and…
Posted 1251 days ago
Mixing a ration for his bucket calves in his feedwagon.
- Shocked and Disappointed with NE Farmers Union
Posted 1256 days ago
I am so disappointed in the Nebraska Farmers Union for their recent agreement with the HSUS. (See it here: http://kticradio.com/news/agricultural/index.php?more=hz7j8tzn ) So rather than sit and talk to my friends I decided I should write to the board members who made the decision and point out just a few facts…