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Meg Bruening

Meg Bruening

Assistant Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, College of Health Solutions

Meg.Bruening@asu.edu

602-827-2266

School of Nutrition and Health Promotion
Arizona State University, Downtown Phoenix campus
500 N 3rd St
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Assistant Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, College of Health Solutions

Biography

Meg Bruening, PhD, MPH, RD is an assistant professor in the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion. Her research is focused on the environmental and social determinants of eating behaviors among underserved, vulnerable youth and families. Dr. Bruening earned her MPH and PhD in public health nutrition from the University of Minnesota and undergraduate nutrition degree from Penn State. She is a principal investigator on two federally funded research grants from the National Institutes of Health, including having received a 2013 Early Investigator Award from the Office of the Director.

 

Education

  • PhD, Nutritional Sciences, emphasis on Public Health Nutrition, University of Minnesota, 2012
  • MPH, Nutrition, University of Minnesota, 2008
  • BS, Nutritional Sciences, minor International Agriculture, Pennsylvania State University, 2003

Expertise

Journal Articles

2018

DeWeese, R. S., M. Todd, A. Karpyn, M. J. Yedidia, M. Kennedy, M. Bruening, C. Wharton and P. Ohri-Vachaspati. 2018. Short-form audit instrument for assessing corner store healthfulness. American Journal of Health Promotion 32(1):224-232. DOI: 10.1177/0890117116679059. (link )

2017

Pelitteri, K., J. L. Huberty, D. Ehlers and M. Bruening. 2017. Fit Minded College Edition Pilot Study: Can a magazine-based discussion group improve physical activity in female college freshmen?. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice 23(1):e10-e19. DOI: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000257. (link )

2016

Brewis, A., S. Brennhofer, I. van Woerden and M. Bruening. 2016. Weight stigma and eating behaviors on a college campus: Are students immune to stigma's effects?. Preventative Medicine Reports 4(Dec):578-584. DOI: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2016.10.005. (link )

Bruening, M., P. Ohri-Vachaspati, A. Brewis, M. Laska, M. Todd, D. Hruschka, D. R. Schaefer, C. M. Whisner and G. Dunton. 2016. Longitudinal social networks impacts on weight and weight-related behaviors assessed using mobile-based ecological momentary assessments: Study protocols for the SPARC study. BMC Public Health 16:901. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-3536-5. (link )

DeWeese, R. S., M. Todd, A. Karpyn, M. J. Yedidia, M. Kennedy, M. Bruening, C. M. Wharton and P. Ohri-Vachaspati. 2016. Healthy store programs and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), but not the Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program (SNAP), are associated with corner store healthfulness. Preventive Medicine Reports 4(Dec):256-261. DOI: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2016.06.018. (link )

2015

Adams, M. A., M. Bruening and P. Ohri-Vachaspati. 2015. Use of salad bars in schools to increase fruit and vegetable consumption: Where's the evidence?. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 115(8):1233-1236. DOI: 10.1016/j.jand.2015.02.010. (link )

Bruening, M., A. Z. Udarbe, E. Yakes Jimenez, P. Stell Crowley, D. C. Fredericks and L. A. Edwards Hall. 2015. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Standards of practice and standards of professional performance for registered dietitian nutritionists (competent, proficient, and expert) in public health and community nutrition. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 115(10):1699-1709.e49. DOI: 10.1016/j.jand.2015.06.374. (link )

2014

Bruening, M., R. MacLehose, M. E. Eisenberg, M. S. Nanney, M. Story and D. Neumark-Sztainer. 2014. Associations between sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and fast-food restaurant frequency among adolescents and their friends. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 48(4):277-285. DOI: 10.1016/j.jneb.2014.02.009. (link )

Estima, C. C., M. Bruening, P. J. Hannan, M. S. Alvarenga, G. V. Leal, S. T. Philippi and D. Neumark-Sztainer. 2014. A cross-cultural comparison of eating behaviors and home food environmental factors in adolescents from Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Sant Paul-Minneapolis (US). Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 46(5):370-375. DOI: 10.1016/j.jneb.2014.01.007. (link )

Fulkerson, J. A., K. Loth, M. Bruening, J. Berge, M. E. Eisenberg and D. Neumark-Sztainer. 2014. Time 2 tlk 2nite: Use of electronic media by adolescents during family meals and associations with demographic characteristics, family characteristics, and foods served. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 114(7):1053-1058. DOI: 10.1016/j.jand.2013.10.015. (link )

Tagtow, A., K. Robien, E. Bergquist, M. Bruening, L. Dierks, B. E. Hartman, R. Robinson-O'Brien, T. Steinitz, B. Tahsin, T. Underwood and J. Wilkins. 2014. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Standards of professional performance for registered dietician nutritionist (competent, proficient and expert) in sustainable, resilient, and health food and water systems. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 114(3):475-488 e24. DOI: 10.1016/j.jand.2013.11.011. (link )

2013

Fuglestad, P. T., M. Bruening, D. J. Graham, M. E. Eisenberg and D. Neumark-Sztainer. 2013. The associations of eating-related attitudinal balance with psychological well-being and eating behaviors. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology 32(10):1040-1060. DOI: 10.1521/jscp.2013.32.10.1040. (link )

Goldschmidt, A. B., M. M. Wall, T. J. Choo, M. Bruening, M. E. Eisenberg and D. Neumark-Sztainer. 2013. Examining associations between adolescent binge eating and binge eating in parents and friends. International Journal of Eating Disorders 47(3):325-328. DOI: 10.1002/eat.22192. (link )

Sirard, J. R., M. Bruening, M. M. Wall, M. E. Eisenberg, S. K. Kim and D. Neumark-Sztainer. 2013. Physical activity and screen time in adolescents and their friends. American Journal of Preventative Medicine 44(1):48-55. DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2012.09.054. (link )

2012

Bruening, M., M. E. Eisenberg, R. MacLehose, M. S. Nanney, M. Story and D. Neumark-Sztainer. 2012. Relationship between adolescents' and their friends' eating behaviors: Breakfast, fruit, vegetable, whole-grain, and dairy intake. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 112(10):1608-1613. DOI: 10.1016/j.jand.2012.07.008. (link )

Bruening, M., R. MacLehose, K. Loth, M. Story and D. Neumark-Sztainer. 2012. Feeding a family in a recession: Food insecurity among Minnesota parents. American Journal of Public Health 102(3):520-526. DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300390. (link )

Eisenberg, M. E., M. Wall, J. Shim, M. Bruening, K. Loth and D. Neumark-Sztainer. 2012. Associations between friends' disordered eating and muscle-enhancing behaviors. Social Science & Medicine 75(12):2242-2249. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.08.024. (link )

2011

Bruening, M., N. Larson, M. Story, D. Neumark-Sztainer and P. Hannan. 2011. Predictors of adolescent breakfast consumption: Longitudinal findings from Project EAT. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 43(5):390-395. DOI: 10.1016/j.jneb.2011.02.016. (link )

2010

Batada, A., M. Bruening, E. H. Marchlewicz, M. Story and M. G. Wootan. 2010. Poor nutrition on the menu: Children's meals at America's top chain restaurants. Childhood Obesity 8(3):251-254. DOI: 10.1089/chi.2012.0016. (link )

Bruening, M., M. Y. Kubik, D. Kenyon, C. Davey and M. Story. 2010. Perceived barriers mediate the association between self-efficacy and fruit and vegetable consumption among students attending alternative high schools. Journal of the American Dietetic Association 110(10):1542-1546. DOI: 10.1016/j.jada.2010.07.001. (link )