Marion Nestle Meets with Nutrition Students

The Falk College and its Department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition partnered with the Office of University Lectures to bring Marion Nestle to Syracuse University November 13. A consumer activist, nutritionist, award-winning author and academic who specializes in the politics of food and dietary choice, Marion Nestle’s research examines the scientific, economic and social influences on food choice, with an emphasis on food marketing. Nearly 900 members of the campus and local community attended the event. Dr. Nestle was introduced at the evening lecture by Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition Department Chair and Associate Professor, Kay Stearns Bruening, R.D., Ph.D., colleague and personal friend of Dr. Nestle.

A group of nutrition students formed a book club when they learned Dr. Nestle would be coming to campus and read her latest book in preparation for her visit. These students, who are members of the Falk College’s Nutrition Education and Promotion Association (NEPA) student group, asked questions about the book and her work when she was at Syracuse University on November 13.