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Les Dames d'Escoffier International Announces Its 2018 Grande Dame Award Winner MARION NESTLE


Les Dames d'Escoffier International Announces Its 2018 Grande Dame Award Winner MARION NESTLE

Joining Lidia Bastianich, Joan Nathan, Alice Waters, and Marcella Hazan in Honor

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LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Internationally recognized researcher, degreed nutritionist and author who has been named by Forbes Magazine as number two of "the world's seven most powerful foodies," Marion is known worldwide for her vast nutritional knowledge and passionate food advocacy. Called a food fighter for her efforts in establishing a food movement that calls on people to leverage food for political change, Marion is Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, emerita, at New York University (NYU), in the department she created and chaired from 1988-2003, and from which she retired in September 2017. She is also Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University.

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She is the author of six prize-winning books: Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health; Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety; What to Eat; Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics (with Dr. Malden Nesheim); Eat, Drink Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics; and Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning). 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 forthcoming book, Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat, will be published on October 30.

LDEI's Grande Dame Award honors a lifetime of outstanding professional achievement, excellence, and charitable/community contributions within the culinary industry and is bestowed biennially. Nestle, fifteenth recipient of this international honor, will receive her award at the LDEI Annual Conference Gala Dinner in Seattle, WA, on October 12th, 2018.

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