“Why We Eat What We Eat” with Marion Nestle – Sept. 24

NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development will host “Making Waves: Why We Eat What We Eat,” featuring food policy expert and Steinhardt professor Marion Nestle, on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in Vanderbilt Hall’s Greenberg Lounge (40 Washington Square South).

The event brings Nestle together with a leading neuroscientist of food and flavor, a historian of taste, and a cultural sociologist for a lively conversation about food, our diets, and why we eat what we eat.

The panel is the first in the yearlong “Making Waves” series exploring the brain and human behavior, which is part of the Steinhardt School’s 125th anniversary celebration.

Speakers for “Why We Eat What We Eat” include:

  • Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at NYU Steinhardt and author of numerous books, including Food Politics (University of California Press, 2007) and the upcoming Soda Politics (Oxford University Press, 2015);
  • Steven Shapin, Franklin L. Ford Research Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University;
  • Gordon Shepherd, Professor of Neurobiology at Yale School of Medicine; and
  • Krishnendu Ray, Chair of the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at NYU Steinhardt, who will moderate the event.

Attendees must RSVP through the event’s website by Sept. 20. Space is limited. For more information on NYU Steinhardt’s 125th anniversary events, visit our website.