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Research on Food Labeling in Online Grocery Stores

by Maya J. Sze on January 24, 2022

Directed Study Opportunity – Research on Food Labeling in Online Grocery Stores.  

Are you looking for a research-oriented directed study opportunity related to food and nutrition policy? Dr. Sean Cash (Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy) is looking for one or more students interested in contributing to a project that seeks to characterize and monitor the availability of food labeling information in online grocery stores.

Participating students will work closely with the research team to support online data collection and coding with the goal of identifying irregularities and gaps in nutrition data reporting across national online food retailers. RAs should be familiar with Excel and have an interest in food policy, but do not need coding experience as training will be provided as part of the directed study. You should be able to commit approximately 8 hours/week over the course of the semester.

Directed study participants will have the opportunity to gain experience in data collection and can also tailor parts of the study to encompass their own goals and interests. You will also be joining a research team that includes Dr. Cash, Julia Reedy, and Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian at the Friedman School and Prof. Jennifer Pomeranz, a public health lawyer at New York University, among others. You can also find out more about this topic in this recent Tufts Now story on our work on food labeling in online grocery stores.

If interested, please send an email of introduction and a updated resume and availability to Julia Reedy at

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