Recent Publications

Tugault-Lafleur CN, Barr SI, Black JL. Examining differences in school hour and school day dietary quality among Canadian children between 2004 and 2015. Public Health Nutrition. 2019. DOI:

Tugault-Lafleur CN, Black JL. Differences in the Quantity and Types of Foods and Beverages Consumed by Canadians between 2004 and 2015. Nutrients. 2019. DOI:

Velazquez CE, Daepp MIG, Black JL.  Assessing exposure to food and beverage advertisements surrounding schools in Vancouver, BC. Health Place. 2019. pii: S1353-8292(18)30454-4. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.12.007.

Black, JL, Seto D. Examining Patterns of Food Bank Use Over Twenty-Five Years in Vancouver, Canada. International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. 2018. DOI:

Holmes E, Black JL, Seto D, Fowokan A, Lear SA. Examining food insecurity among food bank members in Greater Vancouver. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition. 2018. 1-14. Doi: 10.1080/19320248.2018.1465001

Fowokan, A, Black JL, Holmes E, Seto D,  Lear SA. Examining risk factors for cardiovascular disease among food bank members in VancouverPreventive Medicine Reports. 2018. 10, 359-362. doi:

Holmes E, Black J, Heckelman A, Lear SA, Seto D, Fowokan A, Wittman H. Nothing is going to change three months from now”: a mixed methods characterization of food bank use in Greater Vancouver. Social Science & Medicine. 2018 200:129-136. doi: See a recent story about this in the Vancouver Courier.

Rojas A, Black JL, Orrego E, Chapman G, Valley W. Insights from the Think&EatGreen@School Project: How a community-based action research project contributed to healthy and sustainable school food systems in Vancouver.  Can Food Studies. 2017. 4(2).:4-24.

Velazquez CE, Black JL, Potvin Kent M. Food and Beverage Marketing in Schools: A Review of the Evidence. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 Sep 12;14(9). pii: E1054. doi: 10.3390/ijerph14091054.

Tugault-Lafleur CN, Black JL, Barr SI. Examining school-day dietary intakes among Canadian children. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2017 Oct;42(10):1064-1072. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2017-0125. Epub 2017 Aug 23.

Tugault-Lafleur CN, Black JL, Barr SI.Lunch-time food source is associated with school hour and school day diet quality among Canadian children.  J Hum Nutr Diet. 2017 Jul 31. doi: 10.1111/jhn.12500. [Epub ahead of print]

Tugault-Lafleur CN, Black JL, Barr SI. Reply to MM Graziose. Adv Nutr. 2017 Jul 14;8(4):636-637. doi: 10.3945/an.117.015685. Print 2017 Jul. No abstract available.

Tugault-Lafleur C.N., Black J.L., Barr S.I. 2017. A Systematic Review of Methods to Assess Children’s Diets in the School Context. Adv Nutr. 17;8(1):63-79.

Stephens T.A., Black J.L., Chapman G.E., Velazquez C.E., Rojas A. 2016.  Participation in School Food and Nutrition Activities among Grade 6-8 Students in Vancouver. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research.

Velazquez C.E., Black J.L., Ahmadi N. 2015. Food and Beverage Promotions in Vancouver Schools: A Study of the Prevalence and Characteristics of In-school Advertising, Messaging, and Signage. Preventive Medicine Reports.

Velazquez C.E., Black J.L., Billette J.M., Ahmadi N., Chapman G. E. 2015. A Comparison of Dietary Practices at or En Route to School between Elementary and Secondary School Students in Vancouver, Canada. J Acad Nutr Diet. 115(8):1308-17.

Black J.L., Velazquez C.E., Ahmadi N., Chapman G. E., Carten S., Edward J., Shulhan S., Stephens T., Rojas A. 2015. Sustainability and public health nutrition at school: assessing the integration of healthy and environmentally sustainable food initiatives in Vancouver schools. Public Health Nutr. 18(13):2379-91.

Yang P.H., Black J.L., Barr S.I., Vatanparast H. 2014. Examining differences in nutrient intake and dietary quality on weekdays versus weekend days in Canada. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab.39(12):1413-7.

Black J.L.  2014. “A Look to the North: Examining Food Environments in Canada” In: Local Food Environments: Food Access in America. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group.

Ahmadi N., Black J.L., Velazquez C.E., Chapman G.E. and Veenstra G. 2014 “Associations between socio-economic status and school-day dietary intake in a sample of grade 5-8 students in Vancouver, Canada.” Public Health Nutr. 1-10.

Black, J.L., Dunham, R.  and Kafka, T. 2013. “A study of challenges and opportunities for long-term care dietitians in British Columbia.” Can J Diet Pract Res. 74(3): p. 131-7.

Black, J.L. and Billette, J.M. 2013. “Do Canadians meet Canada’s Food Guide’s recommendations for fruits and vegetables?”  Appl Physiol Nutr Metab.  38(3): p. 234-42.

Black, J.L. and Day, M. 2012. “Availability of Limited Service Food Outlets Surrounding Schools in British Columbia.” Can J Public Health 103(4): 255-259.

Black, J.L. and Veenstra, G. 2011. “A cross-cultural quantitative approach to intersectionality and health: Using intersections between gender, race, class and neighbourhood to predict self-rated health in Toronto and New York City”. In: Health Inequities in Canada: Intersectional Frameworks and Practices. Vancouver: UBC Press; p. 71-91.

Black, J.L., Carpiano, R.M., Fleming, S., Lauster, N.  2011.“Exploring the distribution of food stores in British Columbia: Associations with neighbourhood socio-demographic factors and urban form.” Health Place. 17(4):961-970.

Black, J.L. and Macinko, J. 2010. “The Changing Distribution and Determinants of Obesity in the Neighborhoods of New York City, 2003-2007.” American Journal of Epidemiology 171(7):765-775.

Black, J.L., Macinko, J., Dixon, L. B., & Fryer, J. G. E. 2010. “Neighborhoods and obesity in New York City“. Health & Place 16(3):489-99.

Black, J.L., Piñero, Domingo, Parekh Niyati. 2009. ” Zinc and Cognitive Development in Children: Perspectives From International Studies.” Topics in Clinical Nutrition 24(2):130-138.

Black, J.L., and James Macinko. 2008. “Neighborhoods and Obesity.” Nutrition Reviews 66:2-20.

Sasson, L, Jennifer Black, and Sharron Dalton. 2007. “Lessons Learned About Food-Related Attitudes and Behaviors From an Italian Study Abroad Program.” Topics in Clinical Nutrition 22:357-366.

Black, Jennifer, Lazarus, Paula., Lopresti, Frank, Winter, Ben.  2008.  “G.I.S Goes Green.” Connect Spring/Summer

Black, Jennifer. 2007. “Quantitative Research on Campus:  Data and Statistical Resources at NYU.” Connect  Fall/Winter:24-25.

Black, Jennifer. 2007. “The Golden Gate Diet (Book Review).”  Journal of the National Medical Association  99:55-56.