Wednesday, March 01, 2006


Marion Nestle: Food, Free Speech, and Obesity in America

Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Food, Free Speech, and Obesity in America

Marion Nestle (Visiting Professor, the Schools of Public Policy, Public Health, and Journalism, UC Berkeley)

At UC Berkeley in the Free Speech Movement Café
Open to Public

Contact Phone: 643-6429
Contact Email:

Obesity has become the leading nutrition problem in the United States and elsewhere, not least because of changes in society--food marketing among them--that promote overeating and sedentary lifestyles. Attempts to curb food marketing, especially the kind aimed at children, run up against arguments that such advertising is protected by the First Amendment. Should it be? Does Freedom of Speech apply to selling junk food to children? This presentation by Marion Nestle will address such issues.

Marion Nestle is Visiting Professor in the Schools of Public Policy, Public Health, and Journalism at UC Berkeley and award winning author of Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (2002) and Safe Food: Bacteria, Biotechnology, and Bioterrorism (2003).

Speech will be followed by a discussion. All are welcome to participate, admission and snacks and beverages are free!

Limited seating - please arrive early

This Event is part of the Food Politics Spring 2006 lecture series
Normally held Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m.
in Room 250, Goldman School of Public Policy
University of California, Berkeley
These events are free and the public is welcome.

Upcoming events....

March 1
Michele Simon Adjunct Prof., University of Calif., Hastings College of the Law, & Dir., Center for Informed Food Choices How Big Food Resists Government Regulation: Corporate Spin in the Obesity Debate

March 8
Paul Rozin Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Prof. of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania Why, What, and When Do We Eat: Implications for Food Policy

March 15
Alice Waters Restaurateur (Chez Panisse), Author, Advocate Changing the World, One Meal at a Time

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