Nestle will be discussing her latest work, Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning), Oxford University Press, 2015, on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 5:00-7:00pm at the Fales Library, third floor, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, (at LaGuardia Place).

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New York University’s Fales Library, the home of one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious collections in food studies, will host a book talk with celebrated food and health advocate Marion Nestle. Nestle will be discussing her latest work, Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning), Oxford University Press, 2015, on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 5:00-7:00pm at the Fales Library, third floor, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, (at LaGuardia Place). [Subways A,C,E, B,D,M to West 4th Street; 6 line to Astor Place; R train to 8th Street.].

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Gifts support the Marion Nestle Food Studies Collection

Soda costs practically nothing to produce or buy – yet has turned its makers into a multibillion-dollar industry with global recognition, distribution, and political power.

Soda is known to contribute to poor dental hygiene, obesity, and type-2 diabetes, harming individual health and burdening societies with significant healthcare costs. So how did products made from inexpensive ingredients become international brand icons and generate a multibillion dollar industry, while also having a devastating impact on public health?

In Soda Politics, Nestle answers this question by detailing the ways that the soda industry works overtime to make drinking soda as common and accepted as drinking water. But now, advocates are successfully countering their marketing, promotion, and political protection, with health advocacy campaigns becoming the single greatest threat to soda companies' profits.

Nestle outlines these successful strategies (including taxes on sodas, removing sodas from schools and restricting marketing to children, excluding sodas from food stamps, and limiting the sizes of drinks sold), and calls for a greater investment by companies and communities in promoting sports and outdoor entertainment, healthy alternatives to sugary drinks, and more nutrition research.

 

MEDIA ONLY: Reporters interested in covering or attending the event must contact Christopher James at 212-998-6876 or email christopher.james@nyu.edu.

Presented by The James Beard Foundation, Natural Gourmet Institute, Slow Food NYC, The Fales Library & Special Collections, and Clark Wolf.

Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and Professor of Sociology at New York University. 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. Her research focuses on how science and society influence dietary advice and practice. Dr. Nestle is the author of many books on food politics and health, including the highly acclaimed Food Politics. You can find her online at www.foodpolitics.com and on Twitter at @marionnestle. She is based in New York City.

About Fales Library and Special Collections:

The Fales Library is housed in the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library on Washington Square, flagship of NYU’s global library system.  Fales Library, comprising nearly 355,000 volumes and over 10,000 linear feet of archive and manuscript materials, houses the Fales Collection of rare books and manuscripts in English and American literature, the Downtown Collection, the Marion Nestle Food Studies Collection and the general special collections of the NYU Libraries. The Fales Collection was given to NYU in 1957 by DeCoursey Fales in memory of his father, Haliburton Fales. It is especially strong in English literature from the middle of the 18th century to the present, documenting developments in the novel. The Marion Nestle Collection is a vast collection of books and manuscripts documenting food and foodways with particular emphasis on New York City.  The Downtown Collection, founded in 1993, documents the downtown New York art, performance, and literary scenes from 1975 to the present and is extremely rich in archival holdings, including extensive film and video.

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