New research by Assistant Professor Susan Mason helps to rule out the childhood home food environment as a major contributing factor in the development of obesity in adults who were maltreated.
New findings from the School of Public Health’s ongoing Project EAT study show that parents who frequently eat with their families report increased emotional health and higher quality nutrition.
Postdoctoral fellow Mary Christoph found that choosing gluten-free food was related to valuing certain food production practices, healthy lifestyle behaviors, and healthy and unhealthy weight goals.
Project EAT research led by Professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer revealed that only two percent of females and just seven percent of males surveyed never had an eating, activity or weight-related problem between adolescence and adulthood.
A study led by student Jacqueline Logan (MPH ’17) and Assistant Professor Nicole Basta found that educating people about the benefits of herd immunity significantly raised their intent to get the flu shot.
Professor Timothy Church co-authored the new guideline that is based in part on data showing rates of colorectal cancer are increasing in young and middle-aged populations.
Associate Professor Ruby Nguyen is serving as the University’s scientist representative on the Minnesota Department of Health’s Environmental Health Tracking and Biomonitoring Advisory Panel.
Researcher Allison Watts found that adults in a regular yoga practice eat more fruits and vegetables, less junk food, and have higher levels of intense physical activity than those who don’t practice regularly or at all.
PhD student Kimberly Bonner plans to research how health students weigh factors in vaccination decision-making, and barriers to HPV vaccination for adolescent girls who have dropped out of school.
A study using Project EAT data shows girls who play physical activity video games tend to spend higher amounts of time engaging in vigorous activity overall.