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Featured Articles

Frank, Adrienne "Greening the Food Desert" American: Magazine of American University, August 2011

Frank, Adrienne "First Lady Honors AU's 'Nutrition Lady' for Work with D.C. School" American Today, November 2011

Snelling, A., Ernst, J., Irvine Belson, S. Teachers as Role Models in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity. Journal of Pediatric Biochemistry, special edition. 2013; 3 (1): 55-60.

Snelling, A., Irvine Belson, S., Young, J.* "School Health Reform." Journal of Child Management and Nutrition. 2012;36(1).

Snelling, A. "Health Education Teachers: A Call to Lead, A Commentary" American Journal of Health Education. 2012;43(3):132-134

Presentations and Conferences

"Harnessing the Power of Teachers and the Healthy Schools Act in the Fight against health Disparities." Fifty Annual Health Disparities Conference Teachers College Columbia University, New York, NY., March 2013. Presentation by Jennifer Adkins Ernst.

"Proposed Evaluation and Research Strategy" DC Healthy Schools Act Symposium, American University, Washington, DC., March 2012.

"Harnessing the Role of Teachers in the Fight Against Health Disparities." 2012 Summit on the Science of Eliminating Health Disparities. National Harbor, MD., December 2012. Poster presentation by Jennifer Adkins Ernst and Anastasia Snelling.

"Creating a Healthier School Enviornment with Policy and Programs." Society for Nutrition and behavior Conference. Washington, DC., July 2012. Presentation by Jennifer Adkins Ernst.

"Engaging Teachers to Improve the School Health Environment." American Public Health Association Conference. Washington, DC., October 2011. Poster presentation by Anastasia Snelling and Jennifer Adkins Ernst.

"Child Nutrition Program: Non-Profit verses For-Profit Approaches." Society of Nutrition Education Conference, Child Nutrition: Action Today for a Healthy Tomorrow. Reno, Nevada., July 2010. Presentation by Jennifer Adkins Ernst and Anastasia Snelling.


OSSE-GM Foundation. Professional preparation for teachers to incorporate health into the curriculum. September 2010 - May 2011.

Kaiser Permanente Community Grants. Transforming School Leaders to Promote Health. August 2011 - May 2012.

Faculty Research Support Grant. Food Choices in a Low SES Neighborhood. June 2011 - August 2011.

United Way/General Mills Grant. Community Voices for Health: kids Take Action. In collaboration with Kelly Miller Middle School, Washington, DC. September 2011 - May 2012.

USDA Economic Research Services. Behavioral Economics-Based Strategies for Improving Consumption of Healthy Foods Provided as a Part of NSLP School Meals. September 2011 - December 2012.

USDA/Team Nutrition Grant. Awarded with the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, Washington, DC. October 2011 - September 2013.

Kaiser Permanente Community Grants. DC Healthy Schools Act: Measuring its Impact. November 2011 - January 2012. 

Aetna Foundation. Kids Take Action Implementation Grant. September 2012 - March 2013.