Pop Center-affiliated Researchers Weigh In on Potential Benefits of Calorie Labeling in Restaurants

Pop Center RWJF Scholar Christina Roberto, PhD, and affiliated faculty member Jason Block, MD, have co-authored a Viewpoint published in JAMA in which they discuss the reasons why many public health advocates support menu labeling.

RWJF Scholar Christina Roberto co-authors study on impact of ‘food addiction’ on food policy

Pop Center RWJF Health & Society Scholar Christina Roberto, PhD, has co-authored a recently published paper titled “The Impact of ‘Food Addiction’ on Food Policy” that examines how lessons learned from alcohol and tobacco addiction could inform protective policies relating to unhealthy food.

Jason Block and Christina Roberto speak about changes in nutrition labeling

The FDA’s announcement that it planned to update nutrition labels got a lot of press last week, with many popular media outlets reaching out to experts for comment. The Pop Center’s own Jason Block and Christina Roberto were quoted in a LiveScience article that discussed the proposed changes. Block is the Associate Director of the Obesity … Continue reading “Jason Block and Christina Roberto speak about changes in nutrition labeling”

Rumination Mediates the Relationship between Peer Alienation and Eating Pathology in Young Adolescent Girls

A tendency to dwell on negative events increases the risk of eating problems in young adolescent girls confirms study by Christina A. Roberto, Pop Center Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society scholar.