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. She is also Professor of Sociology at NYU and Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. Her research examines scientific and societal influences on food choice, obesity, and food safety, emphasizing the role of food marketing. She is the author of five 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; and Eat, Drink, Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics. Her most recent book is Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning). For more than five years, she wrote a monthly Food Matters column for the San Francisco Chronicle.