Author Michael Pollan discussed the Farm Bill’s far-reaching impact on the U.S. food system and the environment, how journalists can better cover food policy, and more during a visit to Harvard's Shorenstein Center.
A collection of research on school meals, including cafeteria food waste, effects on academic performance and efforts to improve school lunch quality.
2015 study published in
Health Affairs that looks at how the diets of people who live in "food deserts" change after a neighborhood supermarket opens.
2015 working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research that examines medical spending among elderly Americans, with a focus on the amount of medical expenses for those who are ages 70 to 90.
2014 study from a scholar at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy that looks at child health and food policies in developing countries, including Bangladesh, India, Kenya and the Philippines.
2015 research brief from Scholars Strategy Network and the University of Iowa that explores inequalities in how U.S. government "safety net" programs serve the poor.
A 2015 study in the
Journal of School Health examining whether family income affects the eating and exercise habits of children during their summer break from school.
2014 review of recent research papers on a variety of food safety issues affecting U.S. consumers.
2015 review of recent research and relevant data that can help put peanut and food allergies in context, with a look at medical facts and trends relating to regulation.
2014 study in the
Review of Economic Studies that explores a dataset of household purchases to estimate the relationship between food prices and population in 49 U.S. cities.