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March 20, 2019

2019 County Health Rankings

The University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have released the annual County Health Rankings. The County Health Rankings show us where we live matters … More

March 1, 2019

Announcing Nine New Healthy Eating Research Grantees

Healthy Eating Research is proud to announce the funding of nine new research teams funded under our 2018 annual call for proposals. The call for proposals sought studies focused on … More

February 20, 2019

How a Public Health Goal Became a National Law: The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) developed a case study that provides insights into policy strategy and advocacy best practices that resulted in passage of the Healthy, … More

January 15, 2019

State Policies on Testing Drinking Water for Lead in U.S. Schools

Currently, there is no uniformity in states’ approaches to create and oversee programs to test for elevated lead in school drinking water. Many students in the U.S. attend public schools … More

December 28, 2018

National and State by State Obesity Rates, Youth Ages 10‑17

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released a brief reporting new national and state-by-state obesity rates among 10- to 17-year-olds from the 2016 and 2017 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH). … More

December 10, 2018

Integrating Healthy Eating into Evidence-Based Home Visiting Models: An Analysis of Programs and Opportunities for Dietetic Practice

Home visiting interventions have been extensively studied and demonstrated to be effective in improving many maternal and child health outcomes. Early childhood nutrition education and obesity prevention has largely not … More

November 15, 2018

Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Attitudes and Consumption During the First 1000 Days of Life

Among infants, approximately 14% to 26% consume SSBs during the first year of life, leading to a 2-fold higher odds of obesity at age 6 years compared with counterparts with … More

October 8, 2018

Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) Grant Program Findings

A new report from the Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition presents findings from an evaluation for the USDA FINI grant program. The results can inform the future of healthy food … More

September 1, 2018

HER Releases 0‑5 Beverage Consumption Research Agenda

Despite the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans’ recommendation to limit added sugar intake to less than 10 percent of daily calories for children 2 years and older, almost two thirds … More

August 11, 2018

School Wellness Committees Beneficially Linked to Child BMI and Nutrition

Attending a school with an active wellness committee is associated with having a lower BMI, eating breakfast more frequently, and consuming less sugary drinks, according to a recent study. The … More