New York University Prevention Research Center
Developing and Evaluating Obesity Policies
Policy Continuum Category: Policy Identification, Policy Development, and Policy Evaluation and Products
As a collaborating center in NOPREN, the New York University Prevention Research Center (NYU PRC) is establishing a formal, sustainable infrastructure for nutrition and obesity prevention policy work.
Individuals from across the university, along with community and government partners, are creating a cohesive set of city and state-level policy recommendations focused on New York’s racial and ethnic minority communities. Initial areas of focus include:
- Menu labeling
- Taxes and Pricing
- Marketing to Children, and
- Access to healthy food
The NYU NOPREN is conducting a research project focused on exploring the impact of street vendors who sell fruits and vegetables accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assessment Program Benefits (food stamps).
Overall, the NYU NOPREN seeks to develop a shared framework and multi-level strategies for nutrition and obesity prevention tailored to the specific assets, resources, and needs of New York City and similar communities.
- Schindler J, Kiszko K, Abrams C, Islam N, Elbel B. Environmental and individual factors affecting menu labeling utilization: a qualitative research study. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2013 May; 113(5):667-72.
- Mijanovich T, Abrams C, Cantor J, Dunn L, Nonas C, Cappola K, Onufrak S, Park S, Elbel B (2012, October 29). Evaluation of a drinking water availability intervention in New York City schools. Presented at American Public Health Association Prevention and Wellness Across the Life Span, San Francisco, CA.
- (2012). Evaluating Water Intervention. CDC Expert Panel on Drinking Water Access in Schools and Childcare.
- (2012). Evaluation of a Drinking Water Availability Intervention in New York City Schools. Presented at the Weight of the Nation Conference, Washington, DC.
- Elbel, Brian (2011, October 31). Development of obesity policies in New York City and State. Presented at the American Public Health Association Healthy Communities Promote Healthy Minds & Bodies, Washington, DC.
- Elbel, B (2011, January 20). Obesity and Nutrition in New York. Presented at What Must New York Do Now to Prevent Obesity? A Symposium of Good Ideas from the Field (The New York Academy of Medicine), New York, NY.
- Elbel B, Kiszko K, and Abrams C (2011). What Must New York Do Now to Prevent Obesity?, Food Policy Recommendations from the NYU Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network, 1-8.
NOPREN Project Period: 2011-2014 NOPREN is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under cooperative agreement number 1-U48-DP-001946. The findings and conclusions are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent that official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.