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

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

October 2021

A Strategy to Improve SNAP Impact Through the Next Farm Bill

In July, Healthy Eating Research published a report entitled “Strengthening the Public Health Impacts of SNAP: Key Opportunities for the Next Farm Bill.” The report identified the evidence-based changes that have the greatest potential to improve SNAP participants’ nutrition and their overall health. On a new episode of The Leading Voices in Food podcast, HER’s More

August 2021

Healthy Eating Research Summer 2021 Newsletter

Check out our Summer Newsletter for latest program news, research, and more. In this issue: Program Updates Spotlight on Healthy School Meals for All HER Research Recent Releases

April 2021

Healthy Eating Research Spring 2021 Newsletter

Check out our Spring Newsletter for latest program news, research, and more. In this issue: Program Updates Spotlight on School Nutrition HER Research Recent Releases Upcoming Events & Funding Opportunities

January 2021

Five Research Highlights from 2020

After an extraordinarily challenging year, we are incredibly proud of our grantees and research network for continuing to produce rigorous and timely research results, and adapting both to challenging circumstances and emerging research needs. In our latest newsletter we share five examples from 2020 we think are worth highlighting; though we must admit, it was More

October 2020

Healthy Eating Research Fall 2020 Newsletter

Check out our Fall 2020 newsletter for latest program news, research, and more. In this issue: Program Updates HER-Supported Research Funding Opportunities Upcoming Events