Food Advocate Dr. Marion Nestle to Speak in Jackson

Presented by St. John’s Medical Center Words on Wellness, Marion Nestle, PhD, will be the keynote speaker at FoodSHIFT's People’s Banquet on Friday, October 10 at the Center for the Arts. A professor at New York University and a voice for the sustainable food movement, Dr. Nestle will present “Eat. Drink. Vote: What to Eat, What to Feed Your Kids, and How It Affects Your Community.”

The evening will begin at 5 pm with cocktails and appetizers. From 6:00 to 7:30 pm, Dr. Nestle will make her presentation, which will include a 30-minute question and answer session hosted by FoodSHIFT director Annie Fenn, MD. A book signing by Dr. Nestle will follow from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. The People's Banquet, organized by the Fine Dining Group, will run from 7:30 to 10 pm, featuring area chefs serving their best dishes with ingredients sourced from local farmers, ranchers, brewers, bakers, cheese artisans, and distillers.

Tickets to the entire evening are $40, available at Tickets to Dr. Nestle’s presentation only are free from St. John’s Wellness department, where copies of Dr. Nestle's most popular books will also be available for loan.

Dr. Nestle is an expert in the ways science and society influence dietary advice and practice. She has authored a number of books, writes a monthly Food Matters column for the San Francisco Chronicle, and blogs almost daily at

Words on Wellness is St. John's Medical Center's speaker series, which presents national speakers each year to address issues of wellness.

FoodSHIFT is a part of the SHIFT Festival, October 8-12, in Jackson Hole. For more information on SHIFT events and ticketing, visit

For more information, visit or call 307-739-7466.

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