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Melissa Lorena Jensen

PhD in Nutrition Epidemiology, 2020

Dissertation: Screen Time, Television Food and Beverage Advertising, and Dietary Intake in Chilean Preschool and Adolescent Children

Advisor: Lindsey Smith Taillie

Dr. Jensen is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity.

Publications

Jensen ML, Carpentier FD, Corvalán C, Popkin BM, Evenson KR, Adair L, Taillie LS. Television viewing and using screens while eating: Associations with dietary intake in children and adolescents. Appetite. 2021 Sep 1:105670. view full text

Duran AC, Mialon M, Crosbie E, Jensen ML, Harris JL, Batis C, Corvalán C, Taillie LS. Food environment solutions for childhood obesity in Latin America and among Latinos living in the United States. Obesity Reviews. 2021 Jun;22:e13237. view full text

Jensen ML, Carpentier FR, Adair L, Corvalán C, Popkin BM, Taillie LS. TV advertising and dietary intake in adolescents: a pre-and post-study of Chile’s Food Marketing Policy. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2021 Dec;18(1):1-1. view full text

Jensen ML, Carpentier FD, Adair L, Corvalán C, Popkin BM, Taillie LS. Examining Chile's unique food marketing policy: TV advertising and dietary intake in preschool children, a pre‐and post‐policy study. Pediatric Obesity. 2021 Apr;16(4):e12735. view full text

Jensen ML, Corvalán C, Reyes M, Popkin BM, Taillie LSSnacking patterns among Chilean children and adolescents: is there potential for improvement? Public Health Nutr. 2019 May 24:1-10. [Epub ahead of print] view full text