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Lorena Saavedra

Graduate Research Assistant

Lorena is a research assistant with the Global Food Research Program. Her work focuses on evaluating front-of-package warning labels in Peru. She holds a master’s degree in Food, Nutrition, and Metabolism from the University of Navarra (Spain), as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from the National Major University of San Marcos (Peru). In Lima, she worked as a project coordinator and researcher in studies evaluating salt-reduction initiatives and as a professor in public and private universities. Her interests are related to improving people’s health through innovative strategies.

My “go-to” comfort food is… coffee.
The craziest thing I’ve ever eaten is… ants.
Foods I must have in my home is/are… coffee, chocolate, orange juice, cheese, and strawberries.
My favorite food for summer is… mango.

GFRP Publications

Reformulation of top-selling processed and ultra-processed foods and beverages in the Peruvian food supply after front-of-package warning label policy
Authors: Lorena Saavedra-Garcia, Mayra Meza-Hernández, Francisco Diez-Canseco, Lindsey Smith Taillie
Published in: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, December 27, 2022 view full text

Sugar-sweetened beverage purchases in urban Peru before the implementation of taxation and warning label policies: a baseline study
Authors: Caitlin M. Lowery, Lorena Saavedra-Garcia, Francisco Diez-Canseco, María Kathia Cárdenas, J. Jaime Miranda, Lindsey Smith Taillie
Published in: BMC Public Health, December 20, 2022 view full text