2022 Research Highlights

This year our grantees published important findings focused on many timely, policy-relevant topics, including school meals, nutrition assistance programs, food banks, and more. The most viewed research items of 2022 from our website focused on school meals and SNAP. School Meal Changes, Benefits, and Participation In the wake of pandemic-related changes and challenges to the More

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We are currently seeking a Research Analyst to join our team in Durham, NC. This individual will be responsible for planning and organizing research activities, including managing our commissioned research portfolio. In certain situations, the Research Analyst may be able to work remotely from specific approved states/districts outside of North Carolina. Please review Duke’s Remote Work Arrangements for More

What’s in the New National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition and Health?

A few weeks ago, the White House hosted the Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, where administration officials announced a commitment to end hunger and reduce diet-related diseases by 2030. Taking center stage at the conference were two announcements: First a commitment of $8 billion by civic, academic, and philanthropic leaders aimed at reducing hunger More

Q&A with Dr. Oral Capps Jr.: Macroeconomic factor effects on food assistance program participation

Oral Capps Jr., PhD is Executive Professor, Regents Professor, and Co-Director of the Agribusiness, Food, and Consumer Economics Research Center in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University. He is a nationally and internationally recognized leader in demand analysis, specializing in working with large databases. This project was funded through a Healthy Eating More

Keeping up with school meals: An update on policies and research

Written by Lindsey Miller, MPH, Research Analyst, Healthy Eating Research The national school breakfast and lunch programs administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are cornerstone federal nutrition assistance programs that support children from low-income families. Children receive up to half of their daily calories at school and school meals offer one of More

Q&A with Dr. Angela Trude: Online and In-store Grocery Shopping Behaviors among Low-income Households

“Most shoppers eligible for SNAP reported ordering groceries online at least once. However, we found that they bought fewer healthy foods (like fruits and vegetables) online than in physical stores.” Angela Trude, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Nutrition Program at NYU Steinhardt, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies. Her work examines the systemic roots More

2022 Virtual Annual Meeting: Research Posters

As part of the HER 2022 Virtual Annual Meeting, nine research teams were selected to develop a scientific poster highlighting their current research project. Poster topics include COVID-19 relief and federal nutrition programs, food retail, and creating healthy food environments for children. Scroll through and download each poster below!