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Columbia: Dr. Mark Bittman’s Book Named “New & Noteworthy” by New York Times Book Review Editors

A new book by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health faculty member Dr. Mark Bittman, “How to Eat: All Your Food and Diet Questions Answered was selected as “New & Noteworthy” in the New York Times Book Review on March 22. With co-author Dr. David Katz, Dr. Bittman delivers some principles to eat and live by. Inspired by their widely read and most shared article on New York Magazine’s “Grub Street”, Drs. Bittman and Katz give their perspective on food and diet, answering questions on basic nutrients to superfoods to fad diets.

A widely known and respected food writer, Dr. Bittman is a lecturer in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Dr. Bittman hosts one of the School’s marquee lecture series, “Food, Public Health, and Social Justice.” The first of these public conversations in the 2019-2020 academic year featured a discussion on the changing climate and what it means for nutrition and food security.

In 2019, Dr. Bittman was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Journalism Award in Health and Wellness for his articles “The Last Conversation You’ll Ever Need to Have About Eating Right” and “The Last Conversation You’ll Need to Have on Eating Right: The Follow-ups” published in New York Magazine / Grub Street.

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