Marion Nestle

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review


Inherent in the term 'consumer' is the act of buying foods as well as eating them. In a free market economy, foods must be profitable as well as nutritious. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans have profound economic implications; they can affect food sales and can also be used as a marketing tool. These consequences constitute a primary reason why dietary guidelines are worded so carefully.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-310
Number of pages4
JournalFood Policy
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - May 1999


  • Dietary guidelines
  • Food economics
  • Nutrition policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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