Research

Research

I have broad research interests in pediatric nutrition, including school-based nutrition interventions, the influence of nutrition during pregnancy on child health, and nutrition policy.  My doctoral dissertation research focused on school-based interventions to promote the consumption of healthier foods in
low-income school districts.  I am currently involved in research projects to examine innovative ways to encourage children to consume healthier foods in schools and the impact of school-based nutrition policies on children’s’ consumption of competitive foods (e.g. vending and à la carte snacks).