Nettleton is a nutrition scientist and communications professional specializing in seafood nutrition and omega-3 fatty acids. She has an independent consulting practice in Denver, Colo. Her clients include the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, U.S. Department of Agriculture, University of California, Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology, and Roche Vitamins Ltd. Nettleton has also conducted research for the USDA on the nutrient profiles of farmed versus wild fish and shellfish.
Nettleton has written three books on seafood nutrition, including Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Health, published in 1995. She has written for professional journals, consumers, and trade magazines, such as Ingredients, Health and Nutrition in the United Kingdom. In addition, she has given many talks on omega-3s and has conducted workshops for scientists and policymakers on communicating scientific messages to different audiences.
Nettleton formerly led the science communications department at the Institute of Food Technologists in the 1990s, where she initiated and implemented the organization’s government affairs program. This included extensive work with the news media, development of scientific and policy documents, federal and state testimonies, and coordination of an 11-society consortium involved with regulatory policy on agricultural biotechnology.
Nettleton received a doctorate in nutrition science from Harvard University’s School of Public Health and a master’s degree in international nutrition from Cornell University. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
When not eating salmon, Nettleton is on Colorado’s ski slopes or mastering the art of Argentine tango dancing.
Nettleton J.A. n-3 Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Type 2 Diabetes: A Review. Journal of the American Dietetic Association 2005; 105:428-440.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Health. 1995. Chapman & Hall, New York, NY (Aspen Publishing).
Seafood and Health. 1987. Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York NY.
Seafood and Health for New Zealanders. 1987. David Bateman, Auckland, NZ.
Seafood Nutrition: Facts, Issues and Marketing of Nutrition in Fish and Shellfish. 1985. Van Nostrand/Reinhold, New York, formerly Osprey Books, Huntington, NY.
Nettleton JA, Katz R. n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in type 2 diabetes: a review. J Am Diet Assoc 2005;105:428-440.
Nettleton J.A. 2000. Fatty acids in cultivated and wild fish. Proceedings of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade, July 10-14, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.
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Nettleton J.A. and Exler J. 1992. Nutrients in wild and farmed fish and shellfish. Journal of Food Science 57:257-260.
Nettleton J.A. 1991. Omega-3 fatty acids: Comparison of plant and seafood sources in human nutrition. Journal of the American Dietetic Association 91:331-337.