Marion Nestle. Photo by Bill Hayes.

What to Eat: Dietary Advice Meets Food Politics” is the topic of a free public program to be presented by nutrition expert, educator and award-winning author Marion Nestle

Event Details:
Thursday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m.
John F. Kennedy Theatre

1770 East West Road
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, visit the Eventbrite posting. Lauded as a public health hero and among the “most important foodies of our time,” Nestle will discuss the decisions we have to make among confusing food choices despite a worldwide consensus about the basic principles of healthy diets. This presentation describes these principles, examines why they are so difficult to follow and situates the unique food system of Hawaii within the greater context of global recommendations for diets that promote human health and the environment.

Nestle is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University and visiting professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University. She is the author of six award winning books including her most recent book “Unsavory Truth: How
Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat” published in 2018. The program is being sponsored by the Hawaii Culinary Education Foundation with support from the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR), University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and the University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu Sustainable Community Food Systems Program (SCFS).

The Hawaii Culinary Education Foundation is dedicated to the development and support of culinary training programs throughout the state of Hawai’i. The Foundation provides financial and professional resources towards activities that enhance the scope of learning by culinary students, professionals, and the public. Visit for more information.