July 2022

HER Recommendations for the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

In September, the White House will host a Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, the first of its kind in over 50 years. The White House states that its goal is to “End hunger and increase healthy eating and physical activity by 2030, so that fewer Americans experience diet-related diseases like diabetes, obesity, and hypertension.” More

July 2022

Announcing 9 New Healthy Eating Research Grantees

Healthy Eating Research is pleased to announce 9 new research teams funded through our 2021 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 2022

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

April 2022

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!

December 2021

2021 Research Highlights

This year our grantees published important findings focused on timely, policy-relevant topics including COVID-19 relief programs and policies, school meals, nutrition assistance programs, food retail, food banks, and more. Here we revisit five of our most popular research products from 2021. 1. The Importance of Healthy School Meals Healthy School Meals for all, also known More

November 2021

Supporting Food and Nutrition Security Through the Charitable Food System

Written by Kirsten Arm, MPH, RDN, Research Analyst, Healthy Eating Research During the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of people receiving charitable food assistance in the United States increased by 50% (2019 vs. 2020) according to estimates from Feeding America. The charitable food system – a network of food banks, food pantries, and meal programs – More

October 2021

WIC Online Ordering in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Opportunities and Challenges

Written by Dr. Harry Zhang, Old Dominion University During the COVID-19 pandemic, online ordering surged in popularity as an alternative method of grocery shopping to reduce the risk of virus infection. But participants in the USDA Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) have historically not been able to participate in online More

October 2021

New Report Provides Recommendations for Fostering Healthy Eating Habits in Young Children

Leading Nutrition Research Program Offers Best Practices that Promote Autonomy, Structure, and Repetition for Feeding Kids 2-8 (Durham, NC) October 20, 2021 — Autonomy, structure, and repetition are key to helping young children develop healthy eating habits according to new research-based recommendations that offer actionable tips for parents and caregivers on how to feed kids More