Marion Nestle, Ph.D. and Ginger Southall, D.C.
Marion Nestle, Ph.D. is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University, in the department that she chaired from 1988 through 2003. Her degrees include a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an MPH in public health nutrition, both from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on analysis of the scientific, social, cultural, and economic factors that influence the development, implementation, and acceptance of federal dietary guidance policies. She is the author of Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (University of California Press, 2002) and Safe Food: Bacteria, Biotechnology, and Bioterrorism (University of California Press, 2003), and is co-editor of Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Food and Nutrition (McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, 2004). Her latest book, What to Eat (North Point Press, a Division of Farrar, Straus & Giroux), was published in May 2006.
Ginger Lea Southall is a doctor, journalist, TV health & medical reporter, as well as an adventure sport athlete. Her health & medical background covers a wide and varied spectrum. She is a chiropractic physician, but has also worked for a team of cardiologists, treated patients in a sports rehab facility, consulted on joint replacements with surgeons in the operating room, was a consultant for one of the worldâ€™s largest developers of fitness products as seen on TV. She is also the former director of â€œThe Trump Spa at Mar-a-Lago,â€ Donald Trumpâ€™s award winning spa in his private club in Palm Beach, FL. Dr. Southall was also the recipient of the â€œPersonal Trainer of the Monthâ€ award by the ISSA/International Sport Science Association and â€œFitness Physician of the Yearâ€ by The New York Center for Strength and Performance for her contributions to the health and fitness industry. Dr. Southall also had her own monthly health column in the national outdoor enthusiastâ€™s periodical, Backpacker Magazine. Her ultimate goal is to climb the Seven Summits and to become the U.S. Surgeon General.