Research

Research

I have broad research interests in pediatric nutrition, including school-based interventions, child/adolescent health and development, health disparities, and nutrition policy.  My current research focuses on innovative strategies to encourage the consumption of healthier school foods, the impact of school-based nutrition policies on children’s’ consumption of competitive foods (e.g. vending and à la carte snacks), and children’s food consumption in quick-service restaurants. My research also examines the impact of children’s diets on cognitive functioning.