About Nina Teicholz
Nina Teicholz is an investigative science journalist, author, and thought leader in nutrition.
Teicholz is also the founder of the Nutrition Coalition, an independent non-profit dedicated to ensuring that nutrition policy is evidence based.
Nina Teicholz is an investigative science journalist
Executive Director, The Nutrition Coalition
Author, New York Times bestseller, The Big Fat Surprise
Nina Teicholz is a science journalist and author of the New York Times bestseller, The Big Fat Surprise, which upended the conventional wisdom on dietary fat–especially saturated fat—and spurred a new conversation about whether these fats in fact cause heart disease.
Teicholz’s work on nutrition, policy, and health has been published in the BMJ, PNAS Nexus (a journal of the National Academies of Sciences), the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, The Atlantic, among many other national publications. She now writes a Substack column called “Unsettled Science.” Teicholz has appeared on numerous podcasts and TV shows including ABC’s Nightline, Good Morning America, CBC Radio, NPR shows, MSNBC, the Joe Rogan Show and more. Her book was named a “must read” by the BMJ and The Lancet, as well as one of the year’s *Best Books* by the Economist, Wall Street Journal and Mother Jones; It continues to be called a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the amazing story of how we came to believe fat is bad for health—and what a better diet might look like. Nina is also the founder of the Nutrition Coalition, a non-profit working to ensure that nutrition policies are based on the best and most rigorous science—work for which she was asked to testify before the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Canadian Senate. Teicholz is a graduate of Stanford and Oxford Universities and previously served as associate director of the Center for Globalization and Sustainable Development at Columbia University.
Teicholz attended Yale and Stanford where she studied biology and majored in American Studies. She has a master’s degree from Oxford University and served as associate director of the Center for Globalization and Sustainable Development at Columbia University.
A former vegetarian of 25+ years, from Berkeley, CA, Teicholz now lives in New York city with her husband and two sons.
Nina Teicholz does not accept support from any industry, company or interested party for her work. Ms. Teicholz does accept modest speaking fees for presenting her findings as part of her commitment to educating people about the new thinking on dietary fats and health.