Nina Teicholz is an investigative journalist and author of the New York Times bestseller, The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet (Simon & Schuster). Named a “Best Book” of the year by the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Forbes, Mother Jones, and Library Journal, The Big Fat Surprise has upended the conventional wisdom on dietary fat and challenged the very core of our nutrition policy.
Since writing her book, Teicholz has been invited by both the Canadian Senate and the US government to testify on her research. She appears regularly in national media to critique the science behind the low- fat diet, and she has become a prominent—and controversial--critic of the US Dietary Guidelines.
Teicholz has been called the “Rachel Carson” of the nutrition movement, and recently, the immediate past-president of the World Heart Federation said to an audience in Davos, “Certainly you’ve heard of Nina Teicholz and The Big Fat Surprise? She shook up the nutrition world, but she was right!”
Previously, Nina contributed to such outlets as The Economist, National Public Radio, and The New Yorker. She also served as an Associate Director of the Center for Global Development at Columbia University.
Nina studied biology at Yale and Stanford Universities and earned a master’s degree from Oxford University. She lives in New York with her husband and two sons.See All Speakers