Marion Nestle, NYU Professor of Nutrition and author of Food Politics, Safe Food, and What to Eat, gives a talk entitled What to Eat: Personal Responsibility or Social Responsibility.
Nestle discusses the U.S. food system including supermarket strategies. She informs and advises the audience at the Chautauqua Institution's 2008 program about what and how to eat.
Dr. Marion Nestle is professor of nutrition at New York University and author of Food Politics, Safe Food, and the recent What To Eat.
Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, which she chaired from 1988-2003. 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.
Gaining fat and being obese is not due to eating too much, it's caused but what you eat. 1 calorie is not equal to 1 calorie (for your body). Your body doesnt deal with different foods the same way. Processed foods such as white bread spike blood sugar levels which spike insulin levels, which has the body store glucose in fat cells, whereas eating foods containing mostly fat and/or proteins do not affect insulin levels and therefore one wont become fat when eating those foods. Eating fat doesnt make you fat (and doesnt bring on chronic diseases either).
I think it's sad and just a little shameful that the naivete of children is being exploited by corporations for profit at the expense of their healthy well-being. Not that I am indemnifying parents for their role in how children are raised, but I wish food companies would take into account the fact that their products are consumed by growing kids rather than just chase bigger profits and market share.