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M. Fernanda Mediano

PhD in Media and Communication, 2021; Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2021–2023

Dissertation: Soda advertising effects on children’s beverage preferences as mediated by attitudes toward the ad and product: comparing impacts of child- vs. non-child-directed targeting strategies and use of emotional appeals

Advisor: Francesca Dillman Carpentier

Dr. Mediano is now an associate professor in the School of Psychology at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago, Chile.

GFRP Publications

Restricting child-directed ads is effective, but adding a time-based ban is better: evaluating a multi-phase regulation to protect children from unhealthy food marketing on television
Authors: Francesca R. Dillman Carpentier, Fernanda Mediano Stoltze, Marcela Reyes, Lindsey Smith Taillie, Camila Corvalán, Teresa Correa
Published in: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, May 26, 2023 view full text

Framing a new nutrition policy: Changes on key stakeholder’s discourses throughout the implementation of the Chilean Food Labelling Law
Authors: Fernanda Mediano, Camila Fierro, Camila Corvalán, Marcela Reyes, Teresa Correa
Published in: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, May 1, 2023 view full text

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