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Ozempic, Obesity, and Self-Control (ft. Marion Nestle)

Season 2, Ep. 16

Marion Nestle, renowned food writer and professor of nutrition, food studies, and public health, joins Jonathan to talk about the latest craze of diet injections hitting the market.


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Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University, in the department she chaired from 1988-2003 and from which she retired in September 2017. She is also Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. 


She is the author, co-author, or co-editor of fifteen books, several of them prize-winning, notably What to Eat; Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health; and Soda Politics:Taking on Big Soda (and Winning). Her most recent book is a memoir, Slow Cooked: An Unexpected Life in Food Politics (2022). She is working on an updated and thoroughly revised edition of What to Eat for Picador Press (currently scheduled for March 2025).


She blogs almost daily at www.foodpolitics.com, where she is writing about these very issues. Read Marion’s blog on obesity drugs here: https://www.foodpolitics.com/2023/10/the-new-obesity-drugs-a-threat-to-the-food-industry.


She has received many awards and honors: In 2011, Michael Pollan ranked her as the #2 most powerful foodie in America (after Michelle Obama), and Mark Bittman ranked her #1 in his list of foodies to be thankful for. She is the recipient of the 2023 Edinburgh Medal for Science and Humanities.


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