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Welcome to the Stanford Food Policy Lab

Our Vision

The foods we eat have major implications for both human health and environmental sustainability. We envision a world where healthy, sustainable foods are an attractive, affordable, and accessible choice for all.

Our Mission

Our mission is to design and evaluate policies and interventions that improve diet, promote environmental sustainability, and advance health equity.

Our Approach

We work with policymakers, advocates, and other changemakers throughout our research process to ensure we are asking and answering the research questions that key stakeholders most need addressed. 

Food and Beverage Labeling Policies

We apply insights from behavioral science to design and evaluate food and beverage labeling policies. 

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Sugary Drink Taxes and Pricing Policies

We use quasi-experiments and simulation modeling to study whether taxes and other pricing policies improve health.     

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Promoting Healthy, Sustainable Diets

We identify and promote food choices that are both healthier and more environmentally sustainable.

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Food Assistance Programs

We study policies that could reduce food insecurity, improve diet, and reduce disparities among participants in food assistance programs.

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Alcohol Warning Labels

We examine how alcohol marketing affects consumers and whether improved warning labels can increase awareness and reduce unhealthy drinking.

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Featured Articles

Simple Dietary Substitutions Can Reduce Carbon Footprints and Improve Dietary Quality Across Diverse Segments of the US Population.  Grummon AH, Lee CJY, Robinson TN, Rimm EB, Rose D. Nat Food. Epub 2023 Oct 26.

Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Health Warnings and Purchases: A Randomized Controlled Trial.  Grummon AH, Taillie LS, Golden SD, Hall MG, Ranney LM, Brewer NT. Am J Prev Med. 2019 Nov;57(5):601-610. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2019.06.019. Epub 2019 Oct 2.

Nutrient Warnings on Unhealthy Foods.  Hall MG, Grummon AH. JAMA. 2020 Oct 27;324(16):1609-1610. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.18941.

Designing better sugary drink taxes.  Grummon AH, Lockwood BB, Taubinsky D, Allcott H.Science. 2019 Sep 6;365(6457):989-990. doi: 10.1126/science.aav5199. 

Updated Health Warnings for Alcohol - Informing Consumers and Reducing Harm.  Grummon AH, Hall MG.N Engl J Med. 2022 Sep 1;387(9):772-774. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp2206494. Epub 2022 Aug 27.

Sugary drink warnings: A meta-analysis of experimental studies.  Grummon AH, Hall MG.PLoS Med. 2020 May 20;17(5):e1003120. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003120. eCollection 2020 May.