implications for diet-related health for adolescents

Food and drink around home and school

Featured Council Member: Sean C. Lucan
Food and drink exposures (targeted advertising as well as items available from stores, restaurants, street vendors, etc.) may influence what adolescents eat and have implications for diet-related health.

Food and drink exposures in urban communities may be increasing and becoming increasingly unhealthful.

The goal of this project is to assess healthful and less-healthful food/drink exposures near the home and around schools in demographically distinct urban communities, and o assess how food/drink exposures around these homes and schools relate to select diet-related health measures, such as body weight, and blood-lipid measurements for adolescent patients.

The research is being done by researchers in the Bronx, Bronx-based student investigators, and adolescent patients in a large urban health system.

How you can become more involved?

There will be opportunities for project coordination and subsequent data gathering (direct observation on Bronx streets) as the project expands to consider longitudinal change.  Further details available from Dr. Lucan:

Part of this project is funded by grant K23HD079606 from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health

Other parts of the project are under review for additional funding

Featured Council Member: Sean C. Lucan, MD, MPH, MS Associate Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine