M. Fernanda Mediano

Doctoral Student

Fernanda is a Psychologist with her 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 is interested in the study of the food environment, particularly food marketing and mass communication affecting the preferences and eating behavior of the population.

My favorite song about food is “Aceitunas” Silvio Rodriguez.

My favorite food-related smell is fresh peaches


Mediano Stoltze F, Busey E, Taillie LS, Carpentier FR. Impact of warning labels on reducing health halo effects of nutrient content claims on breakfast cereal packages: A mixed-measures experiment. Appetite. 2021 Aug 1;163:105229. view full text

Taillie LS, Busey E, Mediano Stoltze F, Dillman Carpentier FRGovernmental policies to reduce unhealthy food marketing to children. Nutrition Reviews. 2019 Nov 1;77(11):787-816. view full text

Mediano Stoltze F, Barker JO, Kanter R, Corvalán C, Reyes M, Taillie LS, Dillman Carpentier FRPrevalence of child-directed and general audience marketing strategies on the front of beverage packaging: The case of ChilePublic Health Nutr. 2017 Nov 2:1-11. Epub ahead of print. view full text