Arizona PBS, January 18, 2023. “School lunch fee waiver aids Arizona students”


ASU News, December 27, 2022. “ASU report contributes to expansion of free meal program for students”

Azcentral.com, December 16, 2022. “Arizona to invest $6.75 million to expand free school meals”

Azed, December 13, 2022. “Superintendent Hoffman Announces $6.75 Million
Investment for School Meals”

Rutgers Today, September 6, 2022. “Young Children Who Walk or Bike to School Are More Likely to Continue the Habit as They Age”

New Jersey 101.5, September 5, 2022. “Young NJ Kids Who Walk, Bike to School Will Continue as They Age: Study”

Health Affairs Forefront, May 5, 2022. “The Case For Universal Free Meals For All: A Permanent Solution”

Azcentral.com, April 25, 2022. “Blue Zones community health project aims to increase life expectancy in south Phoenix”

Health Affairs Forefront, January 31, 2022. “Food Insecurity On College Campuses: The Invisible Epidemic” 


ASU News. Nov 10, 2021. “Research shows big benefits to food programs with nutrition education.”

State of Childhood Obesity, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. “The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on childhood obesity.”

Elsevier Podcast. March 25, 2021. https://jandonline.org/content/mediapodcast

Tucson.com. Feb 20, 2021. Pandemic-related hunger, job loss hardest on Hispanic, low-income households

The Wall Street Journal. Feb 14, 2021. “Remote Learning During Covid-19 Is Causing Children to Gain Weight, Doctors Warn”

ABC News. Feb 4, 2021. Urban farming increasing access for families in food swamps

The Counter. Jan 19, 2021. “The childhood obesity crisis started before Covid-19. The pandemic has made it worse.”


Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Dec 10, 2020. “Kids gain weight when new convenience stores open nearby.”

ASU Now. Dec 10, 2020 “Study shows proximity to convenience stores affects children’s weight.”

ASU Now. Dec 1, 2020.  Research shows pandemic-induced food insecurity on the rise in Arizona

El Universal Mexican Newspaper Op-Ed. Sept 13, 2020. “The restriction on selling junk food: just one more step in the right direction to combat childhood obesity.”

Science Daily. July 8, 2020. “Healthier school food and physical activity environments matter for childhood obesity.”


Health Affairs Blog, September 18, 2019. “Caught In The Crossfire Of The Trump Administration’s New SNAP Proposal: 500,000 Children” 

Journal of Adolescent Health. Aug 01, 2019. “Policy, Systems, and Environmental Approaches to a Healthy School Environment”


ASU Now. Jan 8, 2018. Disparities in Access to Menu Labeling


ASU Now. Oct 30, 2014. Fast food marketing to children disproportionately affects certain communities.