Believing that foods can be addictive is associated with supporting obesity-related public policies

Harvard RWJF Health & Society Scholars program alumna Christina Roberto, PhD, is an author on a study in Preventive Medicine that suggests that if certain foods can be shown to be addictive, it may be an effective way to strengthen obesity-related policy support. Photo: Patrick Q on Flickr

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.