Drs Black, Mazac, Heckelman, and Elliott have been featured in the July 2022 issue of the Canadian Food Studies Journal. Their article examines the social dynamics and caring relationships that play out during school lunch. Read the article here
Raihan Hassen, MSc candidate in the PHUN group, is featured in the Canadian Black Registered Dietitian Association e-cookbook for Nutrition Month 2022. Check out her recipe for “Ayib & Gomen” here
The Public Health and Urban Nutrition (PHUN) research group is directed by Dr. Jennifer Black and is housed in the Food, Nutrition and Health Program at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
Our research aims to improve understanding of the complex social and contextual factors that shape the health of individuals, communities and of the environment. Using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, we pursue research that focuses on neighborhood food environments, school health and food systems research and understanding the impact of community food programs. We collaborate with community organizations, government partners and local health authorities to make sure our research is informing and is informed by priority questions and challenges facing North American cities.
Our team includes researchers and trainees with diverse educational backgrounds and specialized training in the areas of nutrition and dietetics, epidemiology, economics, geography, and public health.