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

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