Jessica Ostrowski

Research Associate

Jessica is a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. She is a Research Associate for the Global Food Research Program at UNC, with particular interest in supporting work that analyzes high quality data to evaluate nutrition policies, food environments, and health behaviors in populations around the world.

Favorite quote related to food “As the days grow short, some faces grow long. But not mine. Every autumn, when the wind turns cold and darkness comes early, I am suddenly happy. It’s time to start making soup again.” — Leslie Newman

My favorite food for fall is butternut squash.

My favorite food to cultivate is mushrooms.


Frank T, Thow AM, Ng SW, Ostrowski J, Bopape M, Swart EC. A Fit-for-Purpose Nutrient Profiling Model to Underpin Food and Nutrition Policies in South Africa. Nutrients. 2021 Aug;13(8):2584. 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

Ng SW, Ostrowski JD, Li KP. Trends in added sugars from packaged beverages available to and purchased by US households in 2007-2012. Am J. Clinical Nutrition. 2017Jun 7 view full text