Michele Polacsek presents latest research at North Carolina meeting
Michele Polacsek, Ph.D., M.P.H., professor of public health and director of UNE’s Center for Excellence in Public Health, recently presented her team’s research on recommendations to reduce food and beverage marketing to students at the 17th Annual Robert Wood Johnson Healthy Eating Research Grantee Meeting, held on March 16 in Durham, North Carolina.
As schools continue using educational technology, Polacsek said, policy interventions are needed to limit digital food marketing in schools and on school-issued devices. Polacsek’s research highlights four areas in which state and local education authorities can intervene through their own policies.
UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNE COM) student Summer Moukalled (D.O., ’25) is co-author on the presentation, titled “Reducing Student Exposure to Digital Food and Beverage Marketing: Policy and Practice Recommendations.” The presentation covers information from a recently published article in the Journal of School Health.