Nirit Sandman

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That childhood obesity is an alarming public health problem is clear and widely appreciated. What is altogether unclear is what our society should do about it. Some people think the solution lies in using tort law to sue McDonald's, Coca-Cola, and other corporations. We reject that notion. Others believe that government should order specific changes in the(More)
BACKGROUND Worldwide, the public health community has recognized the growing problem of childhood obesity. But, unlike tobacco control policy, there is little evidence about what public policies would work to substantially reduce childhood obesity. Public health leaders currently tend to support traditional "command and control" schemes that order private(More)
Background: Worldwide, the public health community has recognized the growing problem of childhood obesity. But, unlike tobacco control policy, there is little evidence about what public policies would work to substantially reduce childhood obesity. Public health leaders currently tend to support traditional "command and control" schemes that order private(More)
Preface The last decade has seen a number of exciting developments at the intersection of commutative algebra with combinatorics. New methods have evolved out of an influx of ideas from such diverse areas as polyhedral geometry, theoretical physics, representation theory, homological algebra, symplectic geometry, graph theory, integer programming, symbolic(More)
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