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

June 2020

HER Statement on Recent Events and Our Role in Addressing Systemic Racism

We find it challenging to express how difficult these past weeks have been, but necessary. The brutal murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor are the most recent unacceptable losses of life in America’s long history of violence against people of color. We stand firmly with and in support of all those speaking More

May 2020

COVID-19, Child Nutrition, and Food Security

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented public health crisis, with significant effects on the economy and communities, especially those facing economic, housing, and food insecurity. At Healthy Eating Research, we are working to track and provide research on the implications of the pandemic on food environments and systems that impact healthy eating opportunities for children More

October 2019

New RWJF Report: State of Childhood Obesity

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released the first annual State of Childhood Obesity: Helping All Children Grow Up Healthy. The report includes the best available data on national and state childhood obesity rates, recommended policies to help address the epidemic, and stories of communities and individuals taking action across the nation. New data included in More