Sofia’s Research

Honors & Awards

 

Obtained grant from Women & Minority Artist and Scholars Lecture Series), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA

 

Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USAObtained a SEAD grant from the Institution for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA

 

My research was recognized as the best 10 abstracts and presented at the 13th International Congress of Obesity 2016 held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Canadian Obesity Network

 

2019

 

 

11/2017

 

 

5/2016

Special mention for my MSc thesis “Nutritional Quality of Foods and Non-alcoholic Beverages Advertised on Mexican Television”

National Institute of Public Health, Mexico

 

8/2015
Nutritional Science Master Scholarship

National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico

 

2013-2015
Outstanding grade on the General Examination to Exit Bachelors (EGEL)

Education Evaluation National Center (CENEVAL), Mexico

11/2012

Professional Membership & Service

 

·      International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 to present
·      American Public Health Association 2017 to present
·      The Obesity Society

 

Invited peer review for peer-review journals

2017 – 2018

 

·      Public Health Nutrition

·      Obesity Reviews

·      American Journal of Public Health

·      SAGE Open

 

March 2019

Sept 2018 to present

May 2018

April 2018

 

Presentations & Workshops

 

Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology playdate

Blacksburg, Virginia

 

13th International Congress on Obesity

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Marketing Techniques used within Food Advertisements on Mexican Broadcast TV

 

February 2019

 

 

 

May 2016

LVI Congress of the Mexican Society of Nutrition and Endocrinology

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

The Impact of Artificial Sweeteners on Public Health

 

November 2015
1st Congress on Sovereignty and Food Security

Cuernavaca, Mexico

Food Labeling Panel

October 2015

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Kraak V, Rincón-Gallardo Patiño S, Sacks G. An accountability evaluation for the International Food & Beverage Alliance’s Global Policy on Marketing Communications to Children to reduce obesity: a narrative review to inform policy.  Obesity Reviews (In Press).

Tolentino-Mayo L, Rincón-Gallardo Patiño S, Bahena-Espina L, Ríos V, Barquera S. Conocimiento y uso del etiquetado nutrimental de alimentos y bebidas industrializados en México. Salud Publica Mex, 2018; (60) :328-337 doi: 10.21149/8825.

Rincón-Gallardo Patiño S, Kraak VI, Vandevijvere S, Sacks G, Bortoletto AP. Member States’ capacity to restrict the marketing of unhealthy food and beverage products to children to reduce obesity risk. To be submitted.

Nieto C, Rincón-Gallardo Patiño S, Tolentino-Mayo L, Carriedo A, Barquera S. Characterization of breakfast cereals available in the Mexican market. Nutrients, 2017; 16;9(8): doi: 10.3390/nu9080884.

 Rincón-Gallardo Patiño S, Tolentino-Mayo L, Flores Monterrubio EA, Harris JL, Vandevijvere S, Rivera JA, Barquera S. Nutritional quality of foods and non-alcoholic beverages advertised on Mexican television according to three nutrient profile models. BMC Public Health, 2016;16(1):733. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3298-0.

 

Abstracts and Posters 

Rincón-Gallardo Patiño S, Kraak VI, Rajamohan S, Polys N, Ramesh A, Meaney K, Coupey E. Development of a Responsible Food and Beverage Marketing Index for National Governments to Implement and Evaluate Policies to Restrict the Marketing of Unhealthy Food and Beverage Products to Children. Abstract accepted as poster. International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) 17th meeting. Hong Kong, China. June 2018.

Rincón-Gallardo Patiño S, Kraak VI. Member States’ Capacity to Restrict the Marketing of Unhealthy Food and Beverage Products to Children and Adolescents to Reduce Global Obesity and Non-Communicable Disease Rates by 2025. Abstract accepted as poster. International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) 17th meeting. Hong Kong SAR, China. June 2018.

 Bahena L, Rincon-Gallardo S, Tolentino ML, Vandevijvere S, Barquera S: Evidence based recommendations to improve the law in mexico to restrict un-healthy food advertising to children on television. Abstract presented as poster. Ann Nutr Metab 2017;71 (suppl 2):1-1433

Rincón-Gallardo Patiño S, Bahena L, Tolentino-Mayo L, Vandevijvere S, Barquera S. Evaluation of the nutritional content of food and beverage advertisements on Mexican television: A comparison from 2013 to 2015 using three different Nutrient Profile Models. 34th Annual Scientific Meeting of The Obesity Society “Obesity Week”. New Orleans, LA, USA. November 2016.

Rincón-Gallardo Patiño S, Medoza M, Carriedo A, Tolentino-Mayo L, Allemandi L, Araneda J, Murillo A, Morales-Zárate M, Castillo A, Barquera S. Front-of-package food labelling types available in Mexico, Argentina, Chile and Costa Rica during the obesity epidemic. World Nutrition 2016. Cape Town, South Africa. August 2016.

Morales-Zárate M, Rincón-Gallardo PS, Tolentino-Mayo L, Vandevijvere S, Barquera S. Marketing and health-related labelling on the front-of-pack of milk and dairy products in Mexico. T5:S33:32. 13th International Congress of Obesity 2016. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. May 2016.

 

Other Publications

Rivera, Juan & Colchero, Arantxa & Luis Fuentes, Mario & Cosio, Teresita & A. Aguilar Salinas, Carlos & Hernández Licona, Gonzalo & Barquera, Simón & García, Gabriela & Unar, Mishel & Fernández, Mauricio & Shamah, Teresa & Ariza, Ana & Batis, Carolina & Barrientos-Gutierrez, Tonatiuh & Bonvecchio, Anabelle & Cantoral, Alejandra & Jáuregui, Alejandra & Medina, Catalina. Rincon Patino, Sofia, Morales, Hortencia. Subcapitulo 2. (2018). La Obesidad en México. Estado de la política pública y recomendaciones para su prevención y control.

Duffey KJ, Kennedy L, Englund TE, Rincon-Gallardo S, Hedrick VE, Kraak VI. Attitudes and Beliefs of Millennial Moms and Generation Z Teens About Buying and Eating Fruits and Vegetables in Hampton Roads, Virginia and Fresno, California. Final report submitted to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for the Partnership for a Healthier America’s FNV Campaign Evaluation. December 2017.

Tolentino-Mayo L, Rincón-Gallardo Patiño S, Bahena L, Carriedo A, Rivera JA, Barquera S. Etiquetado Nutrimental de Alimentos Empacados y bebidas Embotelladas. Encuesta Nacional de Salud y Nutrición de Medio Camino 2016 (ENSANUT MC 2016). SSA 2016. English title “Nutrition Labeling on Packaged Food and Bottled Beverages”.

Rincón-Gallardo Patiño S, Tolentino-Mayo L, Carriedo A, Allemandi L, Tiscornia V, Araneda, J, Murillo A, Barquera S. (2016). Review of current labelling regulations and practices for food and beverage targeting children and adolescents in Latin America countries (Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica and Argentina) and recommendations for facilitating consumer information. United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF. ISBN: 978-92-806-4862-1.

Rincón-Gallardo Patiño S, Tolentino-Mayo L, Carriedo A, Allemandi L, Tiscornia V, Araneda, J, Murillo A, Barquera S. (2016). Policy Brief: Análisis de regulaciones y prácticas para el etiquetado de alimentos y bebidas para niños y adolescentes en algunos países de América Latina (Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica y México) y recomendaciones para facilitar la información al consumidor. Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia, UNICEF. English Title: “Policy Brief: Review of current labelling regulations and practices for food and beverage targeting children and adolescents in Latin America countries (Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica and Argentina) and recommendations for facilitating consumer information”.

 

Research Media Coverage

·  Andrade F. Prefieren semáforo para etiquetar comida. Reforma. 23 November 2016.

·  Terra. Comisión de Protección Sanitaria ha otorgado 90 sellos nutrimentales.  23 November 2016.

·  Diabetes sin Complicaciones. Promueven un etiquetado de alimentos simple e integral. November 2016.

·  Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica (National Institute of Public Health). Analizan la calidad nutricional en alimentos y bebidas anunciados por televisión. Agust 2016.

·  Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica (National Institute of Public Health). Investigadores participan en el Congreso Internacional de Obesidad 2016.  June 2016.