Food Task Force
Welcome, and thanks for your interest in the Urban Food Task Force at GW! The Urban Food Task Force is an initiative of George Washington faculty, students, staff, and volunteers who share an interest in healthy eating, sustainable food production, and food policy.
With generous support from the School of Public Health and Health Services and the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, The Urban Food Task Force is pleased to welcome Dr. Marion Nestle to GW's campus.
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 research examines scientific and socioeconomic influences on food choice, obesity, and food safety, emphasizing the role of food marketing.
She is the author of four prize-winning books: Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health; Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety; What to Eat; and Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics (with Dr. Malden Nesheim). She also has written two books about pet food, Pet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine and Feed Your Pet Right (also with Dr. Nesheim). Her most recent books in 2013 are the tenth anniversary edition of Food Politics (with a foreword by Michael Pollan, the paperback edition of Why Calories Count, and a new book, Eat, Drink, Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics.