Professor Melissa Laska says college food insecurity has been linked with adverse health and academic outcomes for students, including difficulty concentrating in class, lower grade point average, and higher deferment rates.
SPH students founded Twin Cities Food Justice, a growing volunteer organization that rescues produce from small grocery stores and farmers markets and delivers it to organizations that work with food insecure communities.
A Project EAT study co-authored by researcher Nicole Larson shows sustainable diet practices are related to more frequent preparation of meals with vegetables and multiple markers of better diet quality, such as higher intake of fruits and vegetables.
A Project EAT study co-authored by Professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer shows food insecurity and other risk factors are linked to binge eating in adolescents from low socioeconomic groups.
Research from postdoctoral fellow Muna Tahir and Professor Ellen Demerath found mothers who had a higher diet quality at any point had children with lower weight-for-length ratios than women who had lower diet quality scores.
Professor Ellen Demerath recently published a new study showing that levels of leptin, insulin, and adiponectin in breast milk vary somewhat based on the mother’s weight.
Findings from a study by postdoctoral researcher Mary Christoph show that dietary intake of vegetables and whole grains is improving as youth age into young adults.
Research from recent doctoral graduate Xarviera Appling (PhD ’18) studied the effect of food safety management practices on inspection risk factor violations in 546 routine restaurant inspections.
The Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH) at the School of Public Health works with numerous partners to address stress in farmers, farm workers, and their families.
A study by PhD student Melanie Firestone suggests that public disclosure of restaurant inspection results at the point of service can drive a reduction in the burden of foodborne illness.
The Project EAT study found that over time the rates of dieting increase for both men and women — and extreme forms of weight control, such as purging and using diet pills, went up for men.
SPH partners with Minneapolis on ground-breaking legislation to bring healthy foods to communities.