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Healthy Eating Research

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July 25, 2016

New Food and Agriculture Prize from the National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences has announced a new prize dedicated to food and agriculture science research. The prize will recognize an individual or group accomplishment for an extraordinary contribution … More

March 24, 2016

Funding Opportunity: New Connections, Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming

New Connections aims to expand the diversity of perspectives that inform RWJF programming by supporting research grants and career development opportunities for researchers from diverse, underrepresented, and disadvantaged backgrounds. New Connections … More

April 14, 2016

Schools That Offer Both Healthier Meals and Snacks Report Revenue Holds Steady Overall

Study finds that increase in school meal revenues compensates for decreased snack sales

(Princeton, N.J.) April 14, 2016 – Schools in Massachusetts that simultaneously implemented healthier nutrition standards for meals and snacks reported … More

April 25, 2016

Final Rule Released: CACFP Meal Pattern Revisions

This final rule updates the meal pattern requirements for the Child and Adult Care Food Program to better align them with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, as required by the … More

May 9, 2016

FDA Publishes Final Menu Labeling Guidance

The guide will help certain restaurants and retail food establishments comply with the menu labeling requirements, including the requirements to provide calorie and other nutrition information for standard menu items, … More

May 9, 2016

Systematic Review Finds Updated CACFP Standards Can Improve Children’s Health

A new literature review from the Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project examined literature on the nutritional quality of foods served in CACFP, consumption rates, health disparities among participating children, nutrition-related … More

March 8, 2016

CDC Data Show Sugar-Sweetened Beverage (SSB) Consumption Remains High Among Adults

CDC examined data from the 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) for 23 states and the District of Columbia and found that 1 in 3 adults ages 18 and … More

December 17, 2015

New RWJF Infographic Highlights Importance of Healthy Snacks in School

The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act updated school meal nutrition standards, including school snacks with the “Smart Snacks” standards that took effect in 2014. RWJF’s new infographic details the benefits of … More

January 4, 2016

New Research: Students Selecting Healthier School Meals With Updated National School Nutrition Standards

Study attributes students’ healthier choices to increased availability of fruits and vegetables, finds participation in school meals program held steady after updated standards went into effect

(Princeton, N.J.) January 4, 2016—After … More

January 15, 2016

USDA and HHS Release 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are designed to help Americans consume a healthy diet and informs Federal nutrition policies and programs; the newest set provides recommendations to encourage healthy eating … More