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M. Fernanda Mediano

Postdoctoral Fellow

Fernanda is a psychologist with a Master’s Degree in Health Psychology from the Catholic University of Chile. Before joining the Global Food Research Program at UNC as Research Assistant, she worked in the Ministry of Health of Chile contributing to the drafting and implementation of a new food law for regulating the labeling, marketing and sale of food with high levels of energy, sugar, sodium and saturated fat. She is also part of the research group INFORMAS-Chile an International Network for Food and Obesity research, at the Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology of the University of Chile. She completed a PhD in Media and Communication from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2021 and continues to work with the GFRP program conducting research on the food environment, particularly food marketing and mass communication affecting the preferences and eating behavior of the population.

My favorite food-related smell is fresh peaches.

GFRP Publications

Examining the news media reaction to a national sugary beverage tax in South Africa: A quantitative content analysis
Authors: Michael Essman, Fernanda Mediano Stoltze, Francesca Dillman Carpentier, Elizabeth C. Swart, Lindsey Smith Taillie
Published in: BMC Public Health, December 2021 view full text

Impact of warning labels on reducing health halo effects of nutrient content claims on breakfast cereal packages: A mixed-measures experiment
Authors: Fernanda Mediano Stoltze, Emily A. Busey, Lindsey Smith Taillie, Francesca Dillman Carpentier
Published in: Appetite, August 1, 2021 view full text

Governmental policies to reduce unhealthy food marketing to children
Authors: Lindsey S. Taillie, Emily Busey, Mediano F. Stoltze, Francesca R. Dillman Carpentier
Published in: Nutrition Reviews, November 1 2019 view full text

Prevalence of child-directed and general audience marketing strategies on the front of beverage packaging: The case of Chile
Authors: Fernanda Mediano Stoltze, Joshua O. Barker, Rebecca Kanter, Camila Corvalán, Marcela Reyes, Lindsey S. Taillie, Francesca R. Dillman Carpentier
Published in: Public Health Nutr, November 2 2017 view full text