2013 research in The Lancet synthesizes the findings of major studies on the role of global processed-food conglomerates in the spread of NCDs such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
2014 study from Harvard and the London School of Economics that suggests that the conventional explanations for U.S. residents’ relatively poor health are not sufficient and social policy needs to be examined more thoroughly.
2014 selection of research related to the long-term health consequences of childhood obesity as well as the effectiveness of nutrition and exercise programs to prevent obesity
2014 study the Harvard School of Public Health on how the new school food standards of the U.S. Department of Agriculture have affected students’ meal choices and behavior.
2012 study in the American Journal of Epidemiology that finds health risks are different in terms of obesity for African-American and white adults.
2012 study in Urban Studies on the availability of and demand for fresh fruit and vegetables in a low-income neighborhood of Detroit.
2012 study in the Journal of Social Science and Medicine on relationship between access to healthful food and obesity trends among youth.
2010 study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service on the impact of governmental dietary targets on consumer behavior.
2011 study in the New England Journal of Medicine on the type of neighborhood in which an individual lives and health outcomes.
2009 study from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases published in PLoS ONE assessing the U.S. food supply, consumption and waste.