Nutrition Policy Institute researchers present at the American Public Health Association's 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting and Expo

Oct 20, 2020

The American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo is the largest yearly gathering of public health professionals. This year, the annual meeting is being held virtually October 24-28, 2020. Researchers from the University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Nutrition Policy Institute will be presenting their work on a variety of collaborative food and nutrition policy studies related to the child care food environment, school meals, the federal Supplemental Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), and more. A full list of on-demand poster presentations and live oral presentations is below.

Child care food environment: 

  • California childcare centers and homes in the federal child and adult care food program offer more nutritious foods to infants
    Presenters: Danielle Lee, Klara Gurzo, Lilly Nhan, Elyse Homel Vitale, Sallie Yoshida, Lorrene Ritchie
    Poster presentation

  • Online training increases child care provider knowledge of healthy beverage policy and practices for young children
    Presenters: Kaela Plank, Danielle Lee, Abbey Alkon, Marisa Neelon, L. Karina Diaz Rios, Katherine Soule, Lorrene Ritchie
    Poster presentation

School meals: 

  • Impact of a district-wide chocolate milk removal policy on students' milk selection and consumption 
    Presenters: Hannah Thompson, Lorrene Ritchie, Kristine Madsen, Esther Park, Wendi Gosliner
    Oral presentation, Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 8:15-8:30 AM PDT


  • Families with children 1-5 years old: WIC program perspectives on nutrition education and food benefits
    Presenters: Marisa Tsai, Lorrene Ritchie, Shannon Whaley, Catherine Martinez, Martha Meza, Lauren Au, Hallie Randel-Schreiber, Susan Sabatier
    Oral presentation, Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 8:00-8:15 AM PDT

  • Children on WIC followed through age 4 years: What are they eating?
    Presenters: Lorrene Ritchie, Lauren Au, Shannon Whaley, Christine Borger
    Oral presentation, Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 9:30-9:50 AM PDT

  • Feeding beliefs and practices among low-income caregivers: Findings from year 4 of the WIC infant and toddler feeding practices study-2
    Presenters: Courtney Paolicelli, Christine Borger, Lorrene Ritchie, Shannon Whaley
    Oral presentation, Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 9:50-10:10 AM PDT
  • Prevalence of overweight and obesity among children receiving WIC
    Presenters: Christine Borger, Shannon Whaley, Lorrene Ritchie
    Oral presentation, Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 10:10-10:30 AM PDT

  • Longer participation in WIC is associated with healthier outcomes for children at age 4 years
    Presenters: Shannon Whaley, Christine Borger, Lauren Au, Lorrene Ritchie
    Oral presentation, Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 10:30-10:50 AM PDT

Other topics: 

  • Exploring housing and food insecurity among California university students: A holistic and comprehensive definition of students' basic needs
    Presenters: Suzanna Martinez, Erin Esaryk, Laurel Moffat, Lorrene Ritchie
    Oral presentation, Tuesday, October 27, 12:00-12:15 PM PDT

  • Healthy default beverages in kids' meals: Evaluating policy implementation and impact in California and Delaware
    Presenters: Allison Karpyn, Wendi Gosliner, Laura Lessard, Kathleen McCallops, Marisa Tsai, Tara Tracy, Phoebe Harpainter, Danielle Lee, Anna Martin, Lorrene Ritchie, Gail Woodward-Lopez
    Oral presentation, Tuesday, October 27, 4:45-5:00 PM PDT

  • Perceived produce availability and child fruit and vegetable intake: The healthy communities study
    Presenters: Laurel Moffat, Lorrene Ritchie, Wendi Gosliner, Kaela Plank, Lauren Au
    Oral presentationWednesday, October 28, 2020, 10:15-10:30 AM PDT

  • Limited progress found in healthy checkout among food stores in economically disadvantaged California neighborhoods, 2011-2017
    Presenters: Wendi Gosliner, Sriddharshi Hewawitharana, Janice Kao, Sadie Costello, Gail Woodward-Lopez
    Poster presentation

  • A replication study of school-based SNAP-ed programmatic efforts to address student nutrition and physical activity outcomes
    Presenters: John Pugliese, Lauren Whetstone, Sridharshi Hewawitharana, Gail Woodward-Lopez
    Poster presentation