Food Policy Journal Watch: October 2014

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Food Policy Journal Watch: October 2014

Select articles from food policy-focused peer-reviewed journals from our October 2014 newsletter.

The review discusses “research on linkages between biofuels, agriculture, and food security.”
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Family meals matter. “Significant associations were found between positive family- and parent-level interpersonal dynamics (ie, warmth, group enjoyment, parental positive reinforcement) at family meals and reduced risk of childhood overweight.”


“Social media can act as a complementary information channel for a particular segment, but that it is not a substitute for traditional or online media. “


Does mandatory labeling for GMO foods “send a signal to consumers that foods produced with biotechnology are unsafe or should be avoided[?]”


“Of 10 evaluation studies for interventions rated as effective for all populations in the primary review, 8 suggested effectiveness of child-focused interventions in school or child care settings for obesity- or physical activity-related outcomes in black Americans.”


“We propose a four-step accountability framework to guide government and food industry engagement to address unhealthy food environments as part of a broader government-led strategy to address obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases.”


“Red vending choices were overwhelmingly selected over healthier vending options (59%). Vended snack food selections were most influenced by hunger (42%) and convenience (41%).”

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