Food Politics

We can’t end our month of pointing out great nutrition blogs without including Marion Nestle and her Food Politics blog. With a Ph.D. in molecular biology and and M.P.H. in public health nutrition, Nestle is exactly the sort of person you want to listen to for the explanation of the convoluted policy decisions that impact our food and nutrition. Always up with the latest news, Food Politics is a must-read for anyone interested in keeping tabs on how Washington is influencing our eating options.

Food companies want to hang on to trans fats – Following recent research, the FDA is considering revoking the “Generally Recognized as Safe” status of trans fats. Nestle talks about why and what the food industry is saying in response.

Yesterday, food studies under attack. Today, it’s the dietary guidelines – The development of the 2015 dietary guidelines just got interesting for policy wonks. Nestle shares a host of articles explaining why to make it easier to read up on.

The battles over school food: cupcakes again. –  Updates to subsidized school food nutrition guidelines have been a major issue since the Obamas moved into the White House; Nestle explains the latest set of objections to the new policies.

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Kit Broihier, MS, RD
7 years ago

Love her blog–her explanation of things like the Farm Bill and the connections between the food business and Washington goings-on is invaluable–and told in clear and simple terms!