Steinhardt Professor Marion Nestle was quoted in a New York Times article on the latest nutrition guidelines released by the federal government. New guidelines urge Americans to eat less salt and saturated fats, eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and consume less food in general. “They are blunter here than they’ve ever been before, and they deserve credit for that,” said Nestle, who is a critic of government nutrition guidance.
Nestle’s recent book is Feed Your Pet Right: The Authoritative Guide to Feeding Your Dog and Cat (Free Press, 2010). She is the Paulette Goddard professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, and the author of seven books including Food Politics (University of California Press, 2002) and What to Eat (North Point Press, 2006).