Director of School and Community Initiatives at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
"As researchers and health professionals working with school districts and parents to support the development of healthful eating practices among children, we applaud nationwide efforts to improve school nutrition. These have included efforts to increase fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and decrease fat, saturated fat, and added sugar. One source of added sugar that is a staple in school cafeterias is flavored milk. Promoting only unflavored milk is an effective way to reduce the added sugar children consume at school."
"Chocolate Milk in Schools: Should It Be Banned?," www.huffingtonpost.com, Apr. 20, 2011
Experts People with PhDs, MDs, other relevant advanced degrees, and government officials with significant involvement in human or animal health-related issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Director of School and Community Initiatives at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University, 2008-present
Research Scientist, Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University, 2008-present
Faculty Instructor, BEAT Institute, Summer 2011
Clinical Director, Yale Center for Eating and Weight Disorders, 2003-2008
PhD, Clinical Psychology, Queen’s University at Kingston (Canada)
MA, Clinical Psychology, Queen’s University at Kingston
Cowritten with Marlene Schwartz, "Chocolate Milk in Schools: Should It Be Banned?," www.huffingtonpost.com, Apr. 20, 2011
Cowritten with MW Long, and MB Henderson, "Evaluating the Impact of a Connecticut Program to Reduce Availability of Unhealthy Competitive Food in Schools," Journal of School Health, 2010
Cowritten with KD Brownell, RM Puhl, KE Henderson, and JL Harris, "The Need for Bold Action to Prevent Adolescent Obesity," Journal of Adolescent Health, 2009
Cowritten with MB Schwartz, Practical Strategies and Considerations for Parents of Overweight Children, 2007
Her research has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundations’ Healthy Eating Research and Active Living Research programs, the National Institutes of Health, and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service.