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Wendi Gosliner

Project scientist
Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI)
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Wendi leads research projects at the Nutrition Policy Institute and teaches at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health. She has dedicated her career to understanding and working to improve policies and programs that affect population health and nutrition, with a focus on eliminating health disparities and improving federal food and nutrition programs. She has conducted and studied interventions in schools, childcare centers, WIC, SNAP, and SNAP-Ed, and is particularly interested in the nexus of research, public policy and community-based efforts to improve health. She has a doctorate in public health and is a registered dietitian.


DrPH Public Health, University of California, Berkeley. 2013
MPH Public Health, University of California, Berkeley. 1996
B.S. Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University. 1992


Food policies and programs, health equity, food systems, children's nutrition


Peer Reviewed

  • Thompson, H; Ritchie, L; Park, E; Madsen, K; Gosliner, W (2020). Effect of Removing Chocolate Milk on Milk and Nutrient Intake Among Urban Secondary School Students. Preventing Chronic Disease. 17, E95. August.
  • Madsen, K; Gosliner, W (2020). Fast Food Embodied: The Industrial Diet. Bite Back: Powering the food rebellion.S. Jayaraman and K. DeMaster. University of California Press. May.
  • Gosliner, W; Chen, W; K, Johnson; Esparza, E; Price, N; Hecht, K; Esparza, EM; Ritchie, L (2020). Participants' Experiences of the 2018-2019 Government Shutdown and Subsequent Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefit Disruption Can Inform Future Policy. Nutrients. 12:6. June.
  • Au, L; Ritchie, L; Gurzo, K; Nhan, L; Woodward-Lopez, G; Kao, J; Guenther, P; Tsai, M; Gosliner, W (2020). Post-Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act Adherence to Select School Nutrition Standards by Region and Poverty Level: The Healthy Communities Study. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 52:3, 249-258. March.
  • Thompson, H; Gosliner, Ritchie; Wobbekind, K; Reed, A; O'Keefe, O; Madsen, K (2020). The Impact of a Multipronged Intervention to Increase School Lunch Participation among Secondary School Students in an Urban Public School District. Childhood Obesity. 16:S1, S14-S22. August.
  • Gosliner, W; Delaney, T; Caldwell, S; Lee, JM; Billups, N; Floor, S (2020). The planning, implementation, and evaluation of California’s inaugural Food Waste Prevention Week. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 26:2, E28-E31. Mar/Apr.
  • Harpainter, P; Hewawitharana, S; Lee, D; Martin, A; Gosliner, W; Ritchie, L; Woodward-Lopez, G (2020). Voluntary kids’ meal beverage standards: are they sufficient to ensure healthier restaurant practices and consumer choices? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 17:15, 5275.
  • Fernald, LCH; Gosliner, W (2019). Alternatives to SNAP: Global approaches to addressing childhood poverty and food insecurity. American Journal of Public Health. 109, 1668-1677.
  • Spang, N; Moreno, LC; Pace, SA; Achmon, Y; Donis-Gonzalez, I; Gosliner, W; Jablonski-Sheffield, MP; Momin, MA; Quested, TE; Winans, KS; Tomich, TP (2019). Food loss and waste: Measurement, drivers, and solutions. Annual Review of Environment and Resources. 44, 117-156.
  • Shah, HD; Adler, J; Ottoson, J; Webb, K; Gosliner, W (2019). Leaders’ experiences in planning, implementing, and evaluating complex public health nutrition interventions. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 51:5, 528-538.
  • Gosliner, W; Shah, H (2019). Participant Voices: Examining issue, program, and policy priorities of SNAP-Ed eligible adults. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. June 24.
  • Ritchie, L; Gosliner, W; Hecht, K; Crawford, PB (2019). UC ANR research informs, influences, and strengthens fruit and vegetable programs and policies. California Agriculture. 73:1, 19-24.
  • Gosliner, W.; Brown, D. M.; Sun, B. C.; Woodward-Lopez, G.; Crawford, P. B. (2018). "Availability, quality and price of produce in low-income neighbourhood food stores in California raise equity issues." Public Health Nutr 21(9): 1639-1648.
  • Woodward-Lopez, G.; Gosliner, W.; Au, L. E.; Kao, J.; Webb, K. L.; Sagatov, R. D.; Strauss, W. J.; Landgraf, A. J.; Nagaraja, J.; Wilson, D. K.; Nicastro, H. L.; Nebeling, L. C.; Schultz, J. A.; Ritchie, L. D.; Healthy Communities Study, Team (2018). "Community characteristics modify the relationship between obesity prevention efforts and dietary intake in children: the Healthy Communities Study." Pediatr Obes 13 Suppl 1: 46-55.
  • Au, L. E.; Gurzo, K.; Gosliner, W.; Webb, K. L.; Crawford, P. B.; Ritchie, L. D. (2018). "Eating School Meals Daily Is Associated with Healthier Dietary Intakes: The Healthy Communities Study." J Acad Nutr Diet 118(8): 1474-1481 e1.
  • Leung, C. W.; DiMatteo, S. G.; Gosliner, W. A.; Ritchie, L. D. (2018). "Sugar-Sweetened Beverage and Water Intake in Relation to Diet Quality in U.S. Children." Am J Prev Med 54(3): 394-402.
  • Gosliner, W. (2014). "School-level factors associated with increased fruit and vegetable consumption among students in California middle and high schools." J Sch Health 84(9): 559-68.
  • Crawford, P. B.; Gosliner, W. (2012). "State-level policies can help reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages in schools." J Pediatr 161(3): 566-7.
  • Crawford, P. B.; Gosliner, W.; Kayman, H. (2011). "The ethical basis for promoting nutritional health in public schools in the United States." Prev Chronic Dis 8(5): A98.
  • Gosliner, W.; Madsen, K. A.; Woodward-Lopez, G.; Crawford, P. B. (2011). "Would students prefer to eat healthier foods at school?" J Sch Health 81(3): 146-51.
  • Gosliner, W. A.; James, P.; Yancey, A. K.; Ritchie, L.; Studer, N.; Crawford, P. B. (2010). "Impact of a worksite wellness program on the nutrition and physical activity environment of child care centers." Am J Health Promot 24(3): 186-9.
  • Woodward-Lopez, G.; Gosliner, W.; Samuels, S. E.; Craypo, L.; Kao, J.; Crawford, P. B. (2010). "Lessons learned from evaluations of California's statewide school nutrition standards." Am J Public Health 100(11): 2137-45.
  • Madsen, K. A.; Gosliner, W.; Woodward-Lopez, G.; Crawford, P. B. (2009). "Physical activity opportunities associated with fitness and weight status among adolescents in low-income communities." Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 163(11): 1014-21.
  • Crawford, P. B.; Gosliner, W.; Anderson, C.; Strode, P.; Becerra-Jones, Y.; Samuels, S.; Carroll, A. M.; Ritchie, L. D. (2004). "Counseling Latina mothers of preschool children about weight issues: suggestions for a new framework." J Am Diet Assoc 104(3): 387-94.
  • Crawford, P. B.; Gosliner, W.; Strode, P.; Samuels, S. E.; Burnett, C.; Craypo, L.; Yancey, A. K. (2004). "Walking the talk: Fit WIC wellness programs improve self-efficacy in pediatric obesity prevention counseling." Am J Public Health 94(9): 1480-5.

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