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ODS Webinar To Address ‘Supplements, Diet, Food Systems’

Dr. Marion Nestle

Dr. Marion Nestle

Photo: Bill Hayes

The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) will host a webinar, “Food Politics 2023: Supplements, Diet, Food Systems” on Wednesday, Mar. 1 from 11 a.m. to noon ET via WebEx.

Evaluating the quality—the truth—of information given to the public about diet, nutrition and health has become a major challenge for food and nutrition scientists, educators and regulators. Publicly available information about supplements is a classic example of this problem as so much of this is based on anecdote, belief and opinion rather than on empirical experiments or clinical trials. Literature on countering misinformation tends to focus on facts, despite limited evidence for the effectiveness of this strategy. 

Dr. Marion Nestle will address the dilemma from the viewpoint of its research base and her personal experience. Nestle is the Paulette Goddard professor of nutrition, food studies and public health, emerita, at New York University. Her research and writing examine scientific and socioeconomic influences on food choice and its consequences, emphasizing the role of food industry marketing. 

The ODS seminar series is available by webinar only. For viewing information, email

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