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Kaki McNeel

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Kaki McNeel is pursuing a BSPH in Nutrition and BA Health Behavior and Communications at UNC. In 2018, she was introduced to the power of health behavior as a health promotions intern for Feeding America. In this role, she evaluated “nudges” in food pantries and was astounded to discover that subtle environment changes increased the likelihood of choosing a healthy food item by 46%. In 2020, she carried this fascination into a digital media internship at Harvard Medical School and designed health marketing campaigns to influence behaviors regarding HIV treatment, tuberculosis diagnosis, and COVID-19 protocols. With the GFRP, she is excited to work on various food labeling and marketing projects and explore the complex world of food policy.

My favorite song about food is… Hungry like the wolf by Duran Duran

The craziest thing I’ve ever eaten is… PB&J’s for a week straight… pretty embarrassing for a nutrition major, but I don’t regret it and honestly will probably do it again!