Marion Nestle is an American academic, author, and professor emerita of nutrition and food studies. Her research and writing examine scientific and socioeconomic influences on food choice and its consequences, emphasizing the role of food industry marketing. Nestle served as a senior nutrition policy advisor to the Department of Health and Human Services, where she edited the 1988 Surgeon General’s Report on Nutrition and Health. She is the author of several books, most notably "Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health" and “Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety."