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Jennifer Poti

PhD in Nutrition, Epidemiology, 2014

Dissertation: Development of a novel classification system to determine the role of processed and convenience foods in the diets of us households

Advisor: Barry Popkin

Dr. Poti is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition at UNC Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health.


Mendez MA, Miles DR, Poti JM, Sotres-Alvarez D, Popkin BMPersistent disparities over time in the distribution of sugar-sweetened beverage intake among children in the United States. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019 Jan 1;109(1):79-89. view full text

Aburto TC, Poti JM, Popkin BMPatterns and trends in the intake distribution of manufactured and homemade sugar-sweetened beverages in pre-tax Mexico, 1999-2012. Public Health Nutr. 2018 Dec;21(18):3296-3306. view full text

Ng SW, Hollingsworth BA, Busey EA, Wandell JL, Miles DR, Poti JM. Federal nutrition program revisions impact low-income households’ food purchases. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2018 Mar 1;54(3):403-12. view full text

Butler L, Popkin BM, Poti JMAssociations of Alcoholic Beverage Consumption with Dietary Intake, Waist Circumference, and Body Mass Index in US Adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003-2012. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2017 Dec 22. pii: S2212-2672(17)31621-0. view full text

Poti JM, Braga B, Qin B. Ultra-processed Food Intake and Obesity: What Really Matters for Health-Processing or Nutrient Content? Curr Obes Rep. 2017 Oct 25. Epub ahead of print. view full text

Poti JM, Yoon E, Hollingsworth B, Ostrowski J, Wandell J, Miles DR, Popkin BMDevelopment of a food composition database to monitor changes in packaged foods and beverages. J Food Compost Anal. Epub 2017 July 12. view full text

Poti JM, Dunford EK, Popkin BM. Sodium Reduction in US Households’ Packaged Food and Beverage Purchases, 2000 to 2014. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2017Jun 5. [Epub ahead of print] view full text

Dunford EK, Poti JM, Xavier D, Webster JL, Taillie LS. Color-Coded Front-of-Pack Nutrition Labels-An Option for US Packaged Foods? Nutrients. 2017 May10;9(5) view full text

Silver L, Ng SW, Ryan-Ibarra S, Induni M, Miles DR, Poti JM, Taillie LS, Popkin BM. Changes in prices, sales, consumer spending and beverage consumption one year after a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in Berkeley, USA: a before-and-after study. PLoS Medicine. 2017 Apr 18;14(4):e1002283. eCollection 2017. see video overview view full text

Sokol RL, Qin B, Poti JM. Parenting styles and body mass index: a systematic review of prospective studies among children. Obesity Review. 2017 Mar;18(3):281-292. view full text

Taillie LS, Poti JM. Associations of Cooking With Dietary Intake and Obesity Among SNAP Participants. American Journal of Preventative Medicine. 2017 Feb;52(2S2):S151-S160 view full text

Ng SW, Poti JM, Popkin BM. Trends in racial/ethnic and income disparities in foods and beverages consumed and purchased from stores among US households with children, 2000-2013. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2016 Sep;104(3):750-9. view full text

Poti JM, Mendez MA, Ng SW, Popkin BM. Highly Processed and Ready-to-Eat Packaged Food and Beverage Purchases Differ by Race/Ethnicity among US Households. The Journal of Nutrition. 2016 Sep;146(9):1722-30. view full text

Butler L, Poti JM, Popkin BM. Trends in Energy Intake from Alcoholic Beverages among US Adults by Sociodemographic Characteristics, 1989-2012. Journal Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2016 Jul;116(7):1087-1100. view full text

Ford CN, Poti JM, Ng SW, Popkin BM. SSB taxes and diet quality in U.S. preschoolers: Estimated changes in the 2010 Healthy Eating Index. Pediatric Obesity. 2016 Apr 5. view full text

Stern D, Poti JM, Ng SW, Robinson WR, Gordon-Larsen P, Popkin BM. Where people shop is not associated with the nutrient quality of packaged foods for any racial-ethnic group in the United States. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2016 Apr;103(4):1125-34.

Poti JM, Mendez MA, Ng SW, Popkin BM. Is the degree of food processing and convenience linked with the nutritional quality of foods purchased by US households? American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2015 Jun;101(6):1251-62. view full text

Poti JM, Duey KJ, Popkin BM. The association of fast food consumption with poor dietary outcomes and obesity among children – is it the fast food or the remainder of diet? American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2014 Jan;99(1):162-71. view full text

Johnston R, Poti JM, Popkin BM. Eating and Aging: Trends in Dietary Intake among Older Americans from 1977-2010. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging. 2014;18(3):234-42 view full text

Poti JM, Slining MM, Popkin BM. Where Are Kids Getting Their Empty Calories? Stores, Schools, and Fast-Food Restaurants Each Played an Important Role in Empty Calorie Intake among US Children During 2009-2010. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2013 Nov 4. view full text