Emphasis in Nutrition


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The public health programs we evaluate focus on bringing good nutrition into more lives — by helping to promote healthy eating active living, strengthen food security, build organizational advocacy capacity and incorporate health equity into programming and strategies.

This includes the promotion and assessment of healthy food access in schools, early care and education centers, neighborhoods and communities and other environments. It also includes the development and implementation of programs to facilitate healthy eating and active living while tracking and improving them along the way to ensure success. We also examine the coexistence of food insecurity and obesity and determine interventions for both that promote optimal dietary quality among all Americans.

Our research staff members have extensive experience with multi-level designs and accompanying statistical analyses, school food and physical activity environment, dietary and physical activity assessment, early care and education obesity prevention programs, tracking and assessing technical assistance, hunger studies, rural food access, health equity, food incentive programs, policy advocacy and more.