Lindsey Smith Taillie studies the impact of policies on diet and health. In the US, she conducts experiments using the convenience store lab (UNC Mini Mart) to examine how changes in the food environment affects what parents and children buy and eat. Internationally, she works in Mexico, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Brazil, and South Africa to examine the impact of policies like bans on junk food marketing to kids and taxes and warning labels on sugary drinks. She has two daughters (5 and 2) whose favorite foods are sauerkraut and olives, and an enormous poodle whose favorite food is microwaved hot dogs.