New York University Nutrition Professor Marion Nestle will join other speakers at Cornell University’s “Festschrift in Honor of Per Pinstrup-Andersen: New Directions in the Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition,” slated for December 13-14, 2013, in Ithaca, New York. She and Cornell’s Malden Nesheim will present their paper, “The Internationalization of the Obesity Epidemic: The Case of Sugar Sweetened Sodas.” Contending that obesity rates have increased in tandem with the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and that “many researchers are confident that the evidence justifies public health efforts to reduce children’s soda intake,” the co-authors report that efforts are underway globally to curtail SSB consumption despite pushback and purportedly aggressive foreign-marketing campaigns by U.S. SSB companies. Those efforts include taxes on SSBs, restrictions on marketing them in schools, advocacy, and education.