Farm and Food Policy and Obesity

May 21-22, 2010—UC Davis Conference Center

Contact: Jonathan Barker, jbarker@ucdavis.edu

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Project Papers and Presentations

The following papers and presentations were developed as elements of the project funded under the National Research Initiative Grant 2006-55215-16720 from the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture.

Alston, J.M., D.A. Sumner, and S.A. Vosti.
  Are Agricultural Policies Making Us Fat?  Likely Links between Agricultural Policies and Human Nutrition and Obesity, and Their Policy Implications. Review of Agricultural Economics 28(3)(Fall 2006): 313-322.
Alston, J.M. and P.G. Pardey.
  Public Funding for Research into Specialty Crops. Staff Paper Series P07-09, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, May 2007. (available at http://agecon.lib.umn.edu/mn/p07-09.pdf)
Alston, J.M., and D.A. Sumner.
  Perspectives on Farm Policy Reform. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 32(1)(April 2007): 1-19.
Chaidez, V. and L. Kaiser.
  Early Child-feeding Practices in Mexican Americans Deviate from Current Recommendations.  Abstract published in the American Dietetic Association Journal Supplement for the American Dietetic Association Annual Meeting, September 29-Oct 1, 2007. (J Am Diet Assoc. 2007;107(supp3-Abstracts):A18)
Beghin, J., and H.H. Jensen.
  Farm Policies and Added Sugars in US Diets. Farm Policies and Added Sugars in US Diets. 2008. CARD Working Paper, 08-WP 462, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University. February.  http://www.card.iastate.edu/publications/synopsis.aspx?id=1069 
Alston, J.M., D.A. Sumner, and S.A. Vosti.
  Farm Subsidies and Obesity in the United States. ARE Update 11(2) (November/December 2007): 1-4. http://www.agecon.ucdavis.edu/extension/update/articles/v11n2_1.pdf 
Mullally, C.C., J.M. Alston, S.A. Vosti, D.A. Sumner, and M. Townsend.
  Proposed Modifications to the Food Stamp Program: Likely Effects and their Policy Implications.  Chapter in Elliott Blass (ed.) Obesity: Causes, Mechanisms, and Prevention, published by Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland, MA, 2008.
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Alston, J.M. and P.G. Pardey.
  Public Funding for Research into Specialty Crops. HortScience 43(5)(2008): 1461-1470.
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Alston, Julian, D. A. Sumner and S. A. Vosti. 
  Farm Subsidies and Obesity in the United States: National Evidence and International Comparisons.  Food Policy 33, 6 (December 2008) 470-479.
Beghin, J.C., and H.H. Jensen. 
  Farm Policies and Added Sugars in US Diets. Food Policy 33, 6 (December 2008): 480-488.
Alston, Julian M., C. C. Mullally, D. A. Sumner, M. Townsend and S. A. Vosti. 
  Likely Effects of Obesity from Proposed Changes to the US Food Stamp Program.  Food Policy 34 (2009) 176-184. 2009.
Chaidez, V., L. Kaiser, and S.A. Vosti. 
  Toddler Feeding Practices in Latinos: An Early Start to Obesity Prevention.  2009 Experimental Biology meeting abstracts, Abstract #737.17; Accessed April 17, 2009
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Presentations
Alston, J.M., D.A. Sumner, and S.A. Vosti. 
  The Effects of Agricultural Research and Farm Subsidy Policies on Human Nutrition and Obesity. Selected Paper presented by S. Vosti at the American Agricultural Economics Association annual meeting, Providence, Rhode Island, July 24-27, 2005. 
 Vosti, S.A. 
  Effects of Agricultural Research and Farm Subsidy Policies on Human Nutrition and Obesity.  Presentation to the Program on Community and International Nutrition, University of California, Davis, October 2005. 
Alston, J.M., D.A. Sumner, and S.A. Vosti. 
  Are Agricultural Policies Making Us Fat?  Likely Links between Agricultural Policies and Human Nutrition and Obesity.  Invited Paper presented by S. Vosti at the AAEA Session on The Diet Transition and Obesity in Developing Countries: Determinants and Policy Options at the Allied Social Sciences annual meetings, Boston, MA, 6-8 January 2006.
Chaidez, V. and L. Kaiser.  
  Are Child-feeding Practices in Latinos Contributing to Obesity?”  Presentation at the Founding Food Studies Conference, An Interdisciplinary Symposium of UC Davis Faculty and Graduate Students, University of California, Davis, May 3, 2006.  Co-sponsored by the Consortium for Women and Research.
Alston, J.M., J. Beghin, H. Jensen, L. Kaiser, D.A. Sumner, and S.A. Vosti.
Effects of Agricultural Policies on Human Nutrition and Obesity. Poster presented by S. Vosti at the USDA-NRI Principal Investigator Meeting, Houston, TX, May 2006. 
Chaidez, V. and L. Kaiser. 
  Child-feeding Practices in Latinos: An Early Start in Obesity Prevention.  Presented at the conference on Building and Celebrating Connections for Sustainable, Healthy, and Just Communities, Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center (UC Davis), June 4–6, 2007. Co-sponsored by UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR), UC Cooperative Extension, the Human Resources Coordinating Conference, the Nutrition Coordinating Conference, the California Communities Program, the 4-H Center for Youth Development, and the Center for the Study of Regional Change.
Alston, J.M, and D.A. Sumner. 
  Perspectives on Farm Policy Reform. Keynote guest address presented by J. Alston at the WAEA annual meetings, Anchorage, Alaska, June 28-30, 2006.
Alston, J.M., D.A. Sumner, and S.A. Vosti.
  Are Agricultural Policies Making Us Fat? Likely Links between Agricultural Policies and Human Nutrition and Obesity, and their Policy Implications. Contributed paper presented by S. Vosti at the triennial meetings of the International Association of Agricultural Economists, Gold Coast, Australia, August 12-18, 2006.

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Alston, J.M. 
  Benefits and Beneficiaries from U.S. Farm Subsidies. Paper 4 of Agricultural Policy for 2007 Farm Bill and Beyond, Bruce L. Gardner and Daniel A. Sumner, editors, presented at the AEI conference, Washington DC, December 5-6, 2006.
Alston, J.M. and P.G. Pardey 
  Public Funding for Research into Specialty Crops. Presented by J. Alston at the CAL-MED Workshop, Waugh Conference Room, USDA ERS Washington, DC, December 7-8, 2006.
Vosti, S.A.
  Are Healthy Alternatives Available for All?  Some Insights from an Agricultural Economics Perspective.  Presentation prepared for the Exploratory Center for Obesity Research (ECOR) Workshop on Poverty and Obesity, March 2, 2007.
Jensen, H.H., and J. Beghin.
  Sugar Policies and Added Sugars in US Diets Have Farm Policies Made Us Consume More Sweeteners?, presented by Helen Jensen at the Farm Foundation-USDA Food Product Composition Consumer Health and Public Policy conference, Berkeley, CA, April 9-11, 2007.  The presentation is available at: http://www.farmfoundation.org/projects/documents/FP-4-07_Jensen_4-8-07_final_post6-13-07.pdf
Vosti, S.A.
Obesity in the United States: Trends, Causes, Consequences, Smoking Guns and Fixes.  Local Presentations in St. Helena, California: Robert Luis Stevenson Middle School (spring 2006), St. Helena Parent/Teacher Group (spring 2007), St. Helena Rotary Club (spring 2007).

Vosti, S.A.
 

Alston, J.M., J. Beghin, H. Jensen, L. Kaiser, D.A. Sumner, and S.A. Vosti. Effects of Agricultural Policies on Human Nutrition and Obesity.  Poster presented by H. Jensen at the USDA-NRI Human Nutrition and Obesity Project Directors' Workshop, Washington DC, June 26-28, 2007.

Alston, J.M., S.A. Vosti, C.C. Mullally, D.A. Sumner, and M. Townsend.
  Effects of Modifications to the U.S. Food Stamp Program to Encourage Healthy Choices. Paper presented by J. Alston at the Sixth World Congress on Health Economics, Copenhagen, July 8-11, 2007.

Jensen, H.H., and J. Beghin.
  Food Product Composition:  How Does It Respond To Policy? The Case of Added Sugars and HFCS in Processed Foods, presented by Helen Jensen at the 2007 AAEA Meetings, Portland, OR, July 2007. 

Chaidez, V. 
  Telephone interview with Alberto Hauffen for Spanish radio on July 18, 2007.  A summary of key points of the interview was posted to the University of California ANR News & Information Outreach in Spanish web page (http://espanol.ucanr.org), and distributed nationally and internationally to approximately 100 Spanish-language radio stations for their use. 

Vosti, Stephen. A.
  Are healthy Alternatives Available for All?  University of Washington Exploratory Center for Obesity Research Symposium on Poverty and Obesity: Disparities in Diet and Health, Seattle, Washington, March 2, 2007.  

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Vosti, Stephen A. 
  Special Expert Analysis of the Health Impact of Agricultural and Trade Policies and the Economic Impact of Health Policies on Agriculture and Trade: An American Perspective.  McGill University Health Challenge Think Tank on Childhood Obesity, Montreal, Canada, November 8-9, 2007.

Alston, Julian M.
  Agricultural Policies and Obesity Invited presentation at the FY 2008 Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Conference.  December 6, 2007. http://www.ers.usda.gov/ConferenceCenter/fanrp/FANRPDecember2007/
Alston, J.M., J. Beghin, H. Jensen, L. Kaiser, D.A. Sumner, and S.A. Vosti.
   Effects of Agricultural Policies on Human Nutrition and Obesity.  Oral presentation by S. Vosti at the USDA-NRI Human Nutrition and Obesity Project Directors' Workshop, Santa Fe, NM, June 26-28, 2008.
Alston, J.M., D.A. Sumner and S.A. Vosti. 
  Farm Subsidies and Obesity in the United States: National Evidence and International Comparisons. Invited Paper presented at the workshop on Economics of Obesity, Toulouse School of Economics, Toulouse, France December, 12-13 2008.

Jensen, H.H. 
  Food Programs and Policies Relative to New Dietary Guidelines. Invited presentation at Workshop on Challenges of Consumer Research and Food in a Changing Environment, Freising, Germany February 18, 2009.
Chaidez, V., and L. Kaiser. 
  Toddler-feeding Practices in Latinos: An Early Start in Obesity Prevention. Poster Presentation at FASEB J. (Experimental Biology), New Orleans, LA April 22, 2009.

Spanish radio interview. 
  Interviewed on the subject of toddler nutrition and childhood obesity for use in Spanish radio dissemination December 2008.

Miao, Z., J. Beghin, and H. Jensen. 
  Changing the Composition of Food Products or Changing Consumer Demand: Food Products and Sweetener Content. Paper presented at the THE ECONOMICS OF FOOD MARKETING: STRATEGIES AND ANALYSIS, Fall 2009 Conference Sponsored by NEC-63 and CMD Research Network. September 27-29, 2009.

Vosti, S.A.
  Effects of Agricultural and Other Policies on Human Nutrition and Obesity. Presentation to the Program on Community and International Nutrition, University of California at Davis, Spring 2009.

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