Acculturation stress and allostatic load among Mexican immigrant women

Karen Therese D’Alonzo, Frances Munet-Vilaro, Dennis P. Carmody, Peter Guarnaccia, Anne Marie Linn, Lisa Garsman 2019

Objectives: this case-control study compared levels of stress and allostatic load (AL) among Mexican women in the US (n =19) and Mexico (n = 40).

School Food and Physical Activity Environment: A Longitudinal Analysis of Four School Districts in New Jersey

Francesco Acciai, Michael Yedidia, Robin S. DeWeese, Sarah Martinelli, Punam Ohri-Vachaspati 2019

Purpose: Exposures to favorable environments in childhood, including those in schools, are associated with healthy habits among children. In this study, we developed a series of indices aimed at measuring students’ exposure to different dimensions of the school food and physical activity (PA) environment. We implemented these indices to investigate how different aspects of the school food and PA environment changed over time and examined their correspondence with known changes in relevant policies and programs.

Participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Dietary Behaviors: Role of Community Food Environment

Cori Lorts, Natasha Tasevska, Marc A. Adams, Michael Yedidia, David Tulloch, Steven P. Hooker, Punam Ohri-Vachaspati 2019

Background: The United States Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the country’s largest nutrition assistance program for low-income populations. Although SNAP has been shown to reduce food insecurity, research findings on the diet quality of program participants are inconsistent.

Building a Culture of Health: A Policy Roadmap to Help All New Jerseyans Live Their Healthiest Lives

Margaret Koller, Jolene Chou, Maureen Michael, Amy Dunford, Jennifer Farnham, Giridhar Mallya, Kerry Anne McGeary, Teri Larson 2019

New Jersey has a lot to be proud of when it comes to health, including comparatively low rates of smoking, teen births, infant deaths, and premature deaths, and high rates of preschool enrollment and high school graduation.

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