Nina Teicholz, Keynote Speaker

Nina Teicholz is an investigative journalist and author of the International and New York Times bestseller, The Big Fat Surprise (Simon & Shuster). The Economist named it the #1 science book of 2014, and it was also named a “best book” by the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Mother Jones, and Library and Journal. This Big Fat Surprise has upended conventional wisdom on dietary fat and challenged the very core of our nutrition policy.  A review of the book in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition said, “this book should be read by every nutrition science professional.” A former editor of the British Journal of Medicine said “Teicholz has done a remarkable job of analyzing [the] weak science, strong personalities, vested interests, and political expediency” of nutrition science.

Before taking a deep dive into researching nutrition science for nearly a decade, Teicholz was a reporter for National Public Radio and also contributed to many publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Washington Post, The New Yorker, and the Economist.  She attended Yale and Stanford where she studied biology and majored in American Studies.  She has a master’s degree from Oxford University and served as associate director of the Center for Globalization and Sustainable Development at Columbia University.  She lives in New York City.

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