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Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH Biography

Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition at New York University
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"

“With regard to human health, dairy foods bring up any number of concerns. Cow’s milk is indeed high in calcium, but whether a diet high in dairy calcium protects you against osteoporosis or any other disease is a matter of considerable debate. Milk is also high in fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol, substances that are best avoided in large amounts.”

What to Eat, 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Paulette Goddard Professor, Department of Nutrition, Steinhardt School, New York University, 2004-present
  • Professor (Honorary), Department of Sociology, New York University, 2006-present
  • Visiting Professor (Honorary), Division of Nutritional Sciences, College of Agriculture, Cornell University, 2006-present
  • Visiting Professor, Schools of Public Policy, Public Health, and Journalism, University of California, Berkeley, 2006
  • Recipient, California Public Health Association–North, Bridging the Gap Award for Excellence in Science and Public Policy Writing, 2006
  • Recipient, San Francisco Bay Guardian Best of the Bay Award: Food Politics Lecture Series, 2006
  • Recipient, editors’ Top Ten Books of 2006, 2006
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2005
  • Recipient, National Committee for Quality Assurance 2005 Health Quality Award, 2005
  • Fellow, American Society for Nutritional Sciences, 2005
  • Professor and Director of Public Health Initiatives, Department of Nutrition, Steinhardt School, New York University, 2003-2004
  • Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition, Steinhardt School, New York University, 1988-2003
  • Staff Director for Nutrition Policy and Senior Nutrition Policy Advisor, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Washington, DC, 1986-1988
  • Managing Editor, Surgeon General’s Report on Nutrition and Health, 1988
  • MPH, University of California Berkeley, Public Health Nutrition, 1986
  • PhD, University of California Berkeley, Molecular Biology, 1968
  • BA, University of California Berkeley, Bacteriology, 1959
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