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Study Finds Consuming More Fruits and Vegetables Can Improve Sleep

New research from Erica Jansen

A new study published in Sleep Health Journal found increasing consumption of fruit and vegetables improved insomnia-related symptoms in young adults, especially young women. Findings from the research highlight dietary improvement as another therapeutic recommendation for women experiencing insomnia. Read more

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Disordered Eating in Female Athletes Fueled by Body Image Ideals, Coach-Athlete Power Dynamic

New research from Traci Carson

A new study shows that body-image ideals and the power dynamic between coach and female athletes may contribute to an athlete’s risk of disordered eating and body image disturbance. The research of current and former female NCAA Division I female distance runners highlights the importance of prevention and intervention programs to migitage eating and body image disorders among this population of athletes. Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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