Lindsey Haynes-Maslow

Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapter Leader: North Carolina SSN
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About Lindsey

Haynes-Maslow's research focuses on policies that lead to a healthy behavior. Maslow is an expert on the intersection between food systems, nutrition and public health, as well as the how government policies affect the food system. She has over 10 years of experience working with non-profit, private, and public organizations that focus on obesity prevention for low-resource communities. Haynes-Maslow has also worked on federal food and nutrition policy, specifically the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act and The Farm Bill.

In the News

Opinion: "Dealing With an Eating Disorder During the Coronavirus Pandemic Is No Joke," Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, The National Interest, August 17, 2020.
Opinion: "Struggling to a Sustain Healthy, Even with SNAP Benefits," Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, U.S. News & World Report, May 23, 2018.
Opinion: "More Adults Would Have to Work to Get Food Aid. That Could Hurt North Carolina.," Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, The News & Observer, April 17, 2018.
Quoted by in "Federal Farm Bill Negotiations Threaten SNAP Benefits," WUNC North Carolina Public Radio, April 11, 2018.
Research discussed by Adam Wagner, in "Should SNAP Benefits be Received via a Food Box? Not So Much, Experts Say," Star News Online, March 5, 2018.
Quoted by in "UNC's Family Medicine Center Takes an Alternative Approach to High-Risk Patients," The Daily Tar Heel, February 7, 2018.
Guest on All Things Considered, October 17, 2017.


"The Affordability of MyPlate: An Analysis of SNAP Benefits and the Actual Cost of Eating According to the Dietary Guidelines" Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 49, no. 8 (2017): 623–631.

Calculates the affordability of the federal dietary guidelines and then analyzed the monetary amount that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits would actually cover.

"Examining the Relationship between the Food Environment and Adult Diabetes Prev" (with Lucia A. Leone). BMC Public Health 17, no. 1 (2017).

Examines the relationship between the prevalence of adult diabetes and food access in the U.S. by county economic/racial composition.

"Low-Income Individuals’ Perceptions about Fruit and Vegetable Access Programs: A Qualitative Study" (with Kranti Mulik). Journal of Nutrition, Education, and Behvaior 49, no. 8 (2017): 623-631.

Examines how fruit and vegetable (F&V) programs address barriers to F&V access and consumption as perceived by low-income individuals.

"Stakeholder Arguments in Access to Healthy Food State-Level Legislation in newspapers and Bill Hearings, 2010-2012" (with Danielle Schramm, Barbara Mark, Alice Ammerman, and Pam Silberman). Journal of Science Policy & Governance (2014).

Examines the arguments used to support and oppose access to U.S. state-level healthy food legislation