Clinical Professor, Health Systems and Population Health
Executive Director, Healthy Food America
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Chronic disease prevention; healthy food policy, nutrition science; policy evaluation; asthma
Jim Krieger, MD, MPH is founding Executive Director of Action for Healthy Food (AHF) and Institute for Healthy Food (IHF) and was chief of the Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Section at Public Health-Seattle and King County Dr. Krieger is a nationally recognized leader in the development and evaluation of community-based chronic disease prevention programs. His work has included supporting improvements in school nutrition and physical activity, implementing and evaluating the nation’s second menu labeling regulation, reducing exposure to sugary drinks, expanding access to healthy foods for low income people, supporting development of healthier built environments, and promoting adoption of smoke-free policies for in public housing. His community health worker home visit and healthy housing initiatives aimed at improving asthma outcomes have been widely replicated.
In his current role as Executive Director of AHF and IHF, he is focused on promoting healthy food policy, communications and research. He has led numerous healthy community initiatives, including Steps to Health, Communities Putting Prevention to Work, Transforming the Health of South King County, and King County Partnerships in Community Health.
His work has been funded by NIH, CDC, HUD and many private foundations. He was a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Childhood Obesity Action for Local and its Committee on Evaluating Progress in Obesity Prevention. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the US Secretary of Health and Human Services Innovation in Prevention, the HUD Healthy Homes Innovation, and the US EPA Children’s Environmental Health Excellence Awards.
MD Internal Medicine, University of California (San Francisco), 1984
MPH University of Washington, 1989
AB Biochemistry, Harvard University, 1978
Academic Programs and Affiliations
Opinion: Sweet success: Seattle’s sugary drink tax is reducing health inequities
The Seattle Times, 02/06/2023
Study finds Seattle’s controversial soda tax can improve equity
Seattle’s soda tax benefits low-income communities, study finds
In our view: Cheers & Jeers: Primary matters; Brown off-base
The Columbian, 02/22/2020
Sweetened-beverage sales in Seattle dropped 30% after soda tax, new study says
The Seattle Times, 02/20/2020
The sugary-drink tax is working in Seattle, but will it curb soda sales?
The Seattle Times, 08/18/2019
Keep closer tabs on the Sweetened Beverage Tax
The Seattle Times, 07/24/2019
Two top medical groups call for soda taxes and advertising curbs on sugary drinks
The New York Times, 03/25/2019
Where ‘Yes! to affordable groceries’ really means no to a soda tax
The New York Times, 11/02/2018