Why Do We Get Fat? An Ongoing Debate

A post written by our very own Treasurer – Sarah Kunkle on tomorrow’s special lecture by Mr. Gary Taubes. Interested in hearing more about this controversial issue? Join us tomorrow April 21st at 4:00 pm at the P&S Faculty Club. RSVP to cu.fpop@gmail.com

Columbia Public Health: Student Voices

By Students for Food Policy and Obesity Prevention

On Tuesday, April 21st at 4:00 pm, FPOP, OSA, GSA, SPIM, and the Department of Epidemiology will host science writer Gary Taubes for a special Public Health Fights Obesity Month lecture: Why We Get Fat: Adiposity 101 and an Alternative Hypothesis of Obesity. Mr. Taubes, author of Good Calories, Bad Calories and Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It, is a co-founder of the non-profit Nutrition Science Initiative, a recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research, and a three-time winner of the National Association of Science Writers Science in Society Journalism Award.


Mr. Taubes is also a controversial figure in the world of nutrition and dietary science, despite his best–selling status. Since his 2002 New York Times article, “What if It’s All Been a Big Fat Lie,”…

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