United States

Members of our team have worked for decades on a wide array of nutrition research projects in the United States. Our current work focuses primarily on diet-related health disparities that can lead to higher risk of chronic diseases for some groups, including low-income, Black, and Latinx populations. We also study factors impacting child nutrition. More specifically, our U.S. research projects examine:

We have developed innovative methods and models to evaluate and inform the design of federal food assistance programs (e.g., WIC, SNAP) and nutrition policy interventions such as front-of-package labeling, food and drink taxes or subsidies, restrictions on junk food marketing, and other nutrition-related policies. These methods include pricing simulations that model the effect of different pricing policies such as taxes and subsidies on food purchases and nutritional outcomes and experimental grocery stores (both virtual and real-life). Read more about our mock stores here:


  • Nutrition-related claims on fruit drinks

    Fat sheet thumbnailFruit drinks (fruit-flavored beverages that contain added sweeteners) are the most popular sugar drink among infants and young children, despite expert recommendations that this age group should not consume any drinks with added sugar. This Fact sheet summarizes findings from three studies that examined nutrition claims made on fruit drink packages and how claims impact parents’ decisions.