Malden Charles Nesheim

Cornell University
Nutritionist; Educator; Academic administrator
Leadership, Policy, and Communications
Educational and Academic Leadership

Malden C Nesheim is Professor of Nutrition Emeritus and Provost Emeritus of Cornell University.. He has chaired numerous national advisory committees including the National Institutes of Health Nutrition Study Section, and The 1990 Dietary Guidelines committee. He has served as President of the American Institute of Nutrition. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1995 and of the American Society of Nutritional Sciences in 1997.    His research interests have been aspects of nutritional biochemistry and the relationship of parasitic infections to nutritional status.  He recently collaborated with Marion Nestle to coauthor two books, Feed Your Pet Right in 2010, and Why Calories Count in 2012.  In the past 2 years he  Chaired a joint Committee of the Institute of Medicine and the Board on Agriculture of the National Research Council to develop a Framework to examine the Health, Environmental, Social, and Economic aspects of the US Food System.


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