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Announcement: Research Fellowship in Food Marketing to Children

Posted By Administration, Monday, March 12, 2012

New Fellowship Opportunity in Atlanta, GA at the CDC

Food Marketing to Children

Research Fellowship in Food Marketing to Children
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Prevention
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, Georgia
CDC-DNPAO-2012-0008
Project Description:

A project is available in the Obesity Prevention and Control Branch, Research and Surveillance Team, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Prevention (DNPAO), within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia.

Poor nutrition and inactivity are key factors in the current obesity epidemic among U.S. children. Many children consume high levels of sugar and saturated fat, and low levels of whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Public health has identified an interest in understanding the role of food marketing to children as one contributor to poor diet quality and poor weight status. The key goals of this project are to 1) assess methods and measures for monitoring food marketing to children and 2) conduct research and data analysis on research gaps regarding food marketing to children. This will further our understanding of various forms of food marketing to children, including television, digital media and technology approaches, as well as marketing in schools, restaurants, stores, recreation and community venues.

The Research Participation Program for CDC is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. The appointment is for one year and may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC and subject to availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend depending on educational level and experience.

Qualifications:

    • Master's or PhD degree earned within the last 5 years; completion of related coursework in public health, epidemiology, behavioral science, economics or other related fields.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of surveillance and applied research techniques for analyzing data.

How to Apply:

To be considered, send a current resume, sample publications and cover letter to Gina Wampler via email at
Gina.Wampler@orau.org or via fax at (865) 241-5219. Please reference Project # CDC-DNPAO-2012-0008.

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