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.

GFRP Publications

A fit-for-purpose nutrient profiling model to underpin food and nutrition policies in South Africa
Authors: Tamryn Frank, Anne-Marie Thow, Shu Wen Ng, Jessica Ostrowski, Makoma Bopape, Elizabeth C. Swart
Published in: Nutrients, July 28, 2021 view full text

Development of a food composition database to monitor changes in packaged foods and beverages
Authors: Jennifer M. Poti, Emily Yoon, Bridget Hollingsworth, Jessica Ostrowski, Julie Wandell, Donna R. Miles, Barry M. Popkin
Published in: J Food Compost Anal, July 12 2017 view full text

Trends in added sugars from packaged beverages available to and purchased by US households in 2007-2012
Authors: Shu Wen Ng, Jessica Ostrowski, Kuo-ping Li
Published in: Am J. Clinical Nutrition, June 7 2017 view full text