Institute for Education and Social Policy to Study Link Between Food Policy, Obesity, and Academic Performance

“Understanding how schools shape the health and fitness of their students is a critical step in making positive changes in our education system.” says Amy Ellen Schwartz, a professor of public policy, and director of Steinhardt’s Institute for Education and Social Policy (IESP). Schwartz and her team are looking at the connection between food policy, […]

Lancaster Brings High Blood Pressure Intervention to Black Churches with FAITH Project

Kristie Lancaster, associate professor in nutrition, has embarked on a project called Fruitful Activity and Intake to Triumph in Hypertension (FAITH), a five-year trial funded by a $737,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health. … Lancaster believes that after six months, members in the treatment group will exhibit a drop in their blood pressure and will be eating more fruits and vegetables than those in her control group.

In Puebla, Mexico, Studying New York City’s Future Immigrants In Situ

  More than half of New York City’s Mexican immigrants hail from Puebla, Mexico. “Migrants travel with their belief systems and their attitudes towards health services and these, in turn, shape their expectations and encounters towards services in the United States,” says Yumary Ruiz, a clinical assistant professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and […]

Suárez-Orozco Calls Immigration the Nation’s “History and Destiny” on MSNBC Special

Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of globalization and education, was a panelist on a two-hour primetime special on immigration, “Beyond Borderlines,” on MSNBC with Lawrence O’Donnell. In a taped segment filmed on Ellis Island in New York, Suárez-Orozco discusses with O’Donnell the history of immigration in the United States and the challenges that […]

Dean’s Policy Breakfast Explores Education and Economic Growth

Dean Mary Brabeck’s Education Policy Breakfast series returned this year with a focus on the challenges—and promises—of STEM education. The three-part series invites distinguished scholars to present their research to an audience of educators, policymakers, practitioners, and corporate and nonprofit leaders. In the first talk of the series, two respected scholars of education and economics […]