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

September 2022

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

September 2022

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

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

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