Rebanal, Sanchez-Vaznaugh examine state and federal nutrition policies and obesity among Pacific Islander, American Indian and Filipino children
"Assistant Professor of Public Health David Rebanal and Professor of Public Health Emma Sanchez-Vaznaugh (both affliated with Health Equity Institute), along with colleagues from J. Hopkins and Drexel Universities, published a paper in the May 24 issue of PLOS Medicine. The paper, titled “California and federal school nutrition policies and obesity among children of Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Filipino origins: Interrupted time series analysis,” is the first study to examine associations of the state and federal school nutrition policies with overweight/obesity specifically focusing on Pacific Islander, American Indian and Filipino children in the U.S. and the policy associations with racial/ethnic obesity disparities. The study provides evidence to support favorable associations of the school nutrition policies with overweight/obesity prevalence trends among these subgroups and their white peers; however large disparities in obesity remain."
Feature From: SF State's CHSS Connection Newsletter, June 2021