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Marion Nestle, PH.D
Blog: Food Politics
- Weekend thinking: NutraIngredients-USA’s special edition on cognitive health
Posted 1 day ago
The role of specific nutrients in brain health isn’t something I think about much. I’m of the opinion that a reasonably healthy diet takes care of health. Stop worrying, be happy.
But I’m always interested in what the food industry is cooking up based on current research, and here’s a good sampling to ponder.
For this Special Edition, NutraIngredients-USA has a long hard think about cognitive health…
Cognition spans the lifetime, from development in the womb right through to old age. So, which ingredients have the best science? How are companies approaching this sector and what claims can they make? What’s all this…
- FDA’s food label proposals: comments on Vitamin D
Posted 2 days ago
The FDA is taking comments on label proposals until August 1 (see info at end of post). Here’s mine on voluntary vitamin D labeling.
July 17, 2014
FROM: Marion Nestle, Professor, New York University
RE: Proposed revision to Nutrition Facts Panel: VITAMIN D
This is to argue against permitting food companies to voluntarily label added “Vitamin” D on the Nutrition Facts panel. Doing so will not promote—and may possibly harm–public health.
“Vitamin” D is not a vitamin; it is a hormone synthesized by the action of sunlight on skin. For this reason alone, it does not belong on the food label.
Vitamin D fortification must be…
- The White House says “Drink Up,” meaning water
Posted 3 days ago
Living in New York as I do, I miss the fun in Washington, DC, of which there was much yesterday related to the First Lady’s “Drink Up” campaign with the Partnership…
- Rest in Peace Mickey Stunkard
Posted 4 days ago
The Times’ obituary for Dr. Albert J. (“Mickey”) Stunkard, who died last week at the age of 92, describes his work on the genetics of obesity and quotes Dr. Walter Willett’s comment that genetics accounts for only a small part of the “legions of the obese.”
Stunkard was writing about the lifestyle and environmental determinants of weight gain, long before most of us had a clue.
I learned this in 2000 when Michael Jacobson and I were writing a paper on public health policy approaches to obesity prevention.[i] We were arguing that policies aimed at preventing weight gain focused almost entirely…
- This week’s reading: The GMO Deception
Posted 5 days ago
Sheldon Krimsky and Jeremy Gruber, eds. The GMO Deception: What You Need to Know about the Food, Corporations, and government Agencies Putting Our Families and Our Environment at Risk. Skyhorse…
Blog: Technology and Food
- Raising girls to hold on to old fashion morals…respect from boys.
Posted 323 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 675 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 1005 days ago
Just wanted to share how we feed each pen of cattle that we have. Each pen has a recipe and…
Posted 1006 days ago
Mixing a ration for his bucket calves in his feedwagon.
- Shocked and Disappointed with NE Farmers Union
Posted 1011 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…