Health Policy - Food for Thought: School Meals and Student Health

Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn Street
Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 7:00 PM

Natoshia Askelson, Assistant Professor, Department of Community and Behavioral Health, and PPC Health Policy Research Program researcher, will lead a panel discussion about the role of school meals in students’ health.


  • Natoshia Askelson

    Natoshia Askelson

    Health Policy Research Program

    Natoshia M. Askelson is an Assistant Professor in the College of Public Health, Department of Community & Behavioral Health with an adjunct appointment in the Health Policy Research Program at the Public Policy Center. She currently serves as the PI for Iowa's Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network Collaborating Center. She is trained as a behavioral scientist with an emphasis in health communication. Her research at the Public Policy Center is focused on maternal, child and family health. She recently completed studies on parent-child communication about nutrition and the implementation of the new school meal requirements with a focus on rural school districts. She recently concluded a mixed method study on health care provider behavior related to the completion of the HPV vaccine series, and is currently evaluating Iowa’s PREP program (adolescent pregnancy prevention) and the Healthy Behavior Incentives program, a component of the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan.


  • Debbie Klein

    Debbie Klein

    Food Service Director, Clear Creek Amana School
  • Patrick Brady

    Patrick Brady

    UI PhD Student, Community and Behavioral Health
  • Brandi Janssen

    Brandi Janssen

    Faculty, UI Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
  • David Frisvold

    David Frisvold

    Faculty, UI Department of Economics