Our research initiatives focus on issues related to obesity, health disparities, and international and domestic food policy. Our objective is to provide policymakers and organizations in the US and global community with empirically-supported guidance on improving the world's diet.
Check out our Principal Investigator, Dr. Marie Bragg, and Research Coordinator, Alysa Miller on the podcast, 5% and Falling, supported by New York University's College of Global Public Health. Other distinguished guests include Dr. Marion Nestle, and Dr. Cheryl Healton.
Food and beverages are promoted through digital ads, product packaging, and traditional media. We study how ads affect food choices and brand perceptions.
The SeedProgram conducts research on the food and beverage industry's behavior in adversiting, political lobbying, corporate restructuring, and legal proceedings.
The SeedProgram adds to existing research on the impact of various food policies (such as labeling, taxes, and school nutrition) could help to improve the world's diet and health.
We examine the way the food environment contributes to health disparities. Our studies assess how racially-targeted food ads affect minority communties.
Parents play a major role in the health of their children, and the SeedProgram provides resources below for parents interested in learning more about how young people are affected by food marketing and other factors that contribute to obesity and diet-related diseases. There are also links to organizations with opportunities for taking action in improving children’s health.
The SeedProgram develops fact sheets, policy briefs, and infographics for policymakers, researchers, community organizations and other groups interested in improving health in their communities. The links below provide free content that can be used for presentations, posters, newsletters, etc. If you want to request a new infographic, please contact us!
The SeedProgram conducts interviews with our collaborators in the fields of public health, nutrition, business, law, policy, and marketing. These interviews provide us with new perspectives on the food environment and shed light on how our colleagues are addressing issues with dietary programs around the world. Check out some of our interviews below!
Click a picture to meet members of our team and our collaborators.