Nutritional Sciences

Aerial view of Michigan Stadium, the

Learning Public Health Practice in a Virtual World

Q&A with Elizabeth Zaebst

A hypothetical college football game—a familiar scenario for Michigan students—provided the backdrop to a remote preparedness exercise for public health students and the Washtenaw County Health Department. Familiarity with the Big House and surrounding terrain helped the students focus on how to keep everyone healthy. Read more

Multiple bottles of soda.

Warning Labels Help Reduce Sugary Drink Intake Among College Students

New study from Cindy Leung and Julia Wolfson

A new study by the University of Michigan School of Public Health and University of California, Davis found that placing warning labels on beverage dispensers helped reduce consumption by nearly 15% among college students. Read more

Child grabbing strawberries off of a counter

COVID-19 Exposed Weakness in Ensuring Healthy Food Access in Child Care

Q&A with Kate Bauer

When child care programs across the country closed due to COVID, millions of children lost access to the healthy food they had been receiving through the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program, exposing the weakness in our country's systems for ensuring young, low-income children have access to healthy food. Read more

Illustration of people wearing masks.

COVID-19 Makes Clear the Need to Address Social Determinants of Health

New article from Julia Wolfson and Cindy Leung

In an editorial for Annals of Family Medicine, University of Michigan School of Public Health experts Julia Wolfson and Cindy Leung argue that the COVID-19 pandemic has made glaringly apparent the structural conditions that underlie inequities in health in the United States Read more

Dana Dolinoy in a lab setting.

Dana Dolinoy Awarded Grant from NIEHS RIVER Program

Dana Dolinoy, NSF International Chair and professor of Environmental Health Sciences and professor of Nutritional Sciences, was awarded a $6.9 million R35 award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) for the expansion of epigenetic science. Read more

Bowl of bowtie pasta with pesto and tomatoes

Coronavirus Pandemic Worsens Food Insecurity for Low-Income Adults

New research from Julia Wolfson and Cindy Leung

As states started closing schools and issuing stay-home orders in March because of the coronavirus, four out of 10 low-income Americans were already struggling to afford enough food for their households, according to a new study from University of Michigan School of Public Health researchers. Read more