September 2023

New Online Module on Creating Healthy Eating Habits in Early Childhood Education Settings

Introduction Healthy Eating Research has developed a free, online module, in collaboration with Better Kid Care, to provide early childhood educators with practical strategies and tips to promote healthy eating habits in early childhood education (ECE) settings. The module highlights effective practices based on Healthy Eating Research’s evidence-based recommendations and best practices for promoting healthy More

July 2023

Healthy Eating Research educational resources for parents and providers are now available in more languages

The Healthy Eating Research team has been hard at work over the past few years developing resources for parents and health professionals based on the guidance from our expert panels on healthy beverages for children ages 0 to 5 and healthy eating habits for children ages 2 to 8. After hearing feedback from health care More

June 2023

Announcing 8 New Grantees

Healthy Eating Research is pleased to announce 8 new research teams funded through our 2022 special solicitation on COVID-19 and Socioeconomic Recovery Efforts. This call for proposals focused on how policies and programs related to poverty reduction, such as COVID-19 relief and recovery policies, impact child health and well-being. We look forward to working with More

May 2023

Healthy Kids, Healthy Future: Advancing Equity in Early Childhood

Written by Violet Noe, Lindsey Miller, and Janet Viveiros Violet Noe is a Student Assistant with Healthy Eating Research. Lindsey Miller, MPH, is Senior Research Analyst with Healthy Eating Research. Janet Viveiros, MPP, is Senior Program and Policy Analyst with Nemours Children’s Health. In 2022, Nemours Children’s Health and Healthy Eating Research presented the “Healthy More

April 2023

New Resources for Parents and Providers on Healthy Drinks for Young Kids

Ensuring that young children are drinking the right beverages is an important part of making sure that children are getting the healthiest start in life. In 2019, Healthy Eating Research brought together key national health and nutrition organizations to release a consensus statement on healthy beverages for young children ages 0-5 years old. Since then, More

January 2023

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

December 2022

Join Our Team!

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

October 2022

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