Child nutrition programs provide a safety net against food insecurity. Proper nutrition has implications for a child’s future, including physical and mental health, academic achievement, and economic productivity. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, in 2015, 13.1 million children under 18 in the United States lived in households where they were unable to consistently access enough nutritious food.
Our multidisciplinary teams bring together leading experts in the fields of child nutrition and food policy, health care, and education, together with our in-house, state-of-the-art survey center and innovative communication and technology solution teams.
The research and evaluations we have performed for clients such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service, Pew Charitable Trusts’ Kids Safe, and Healthful Foods Project, and as well as state and county governments, have improved programs that impact the lives of millions of children at risk for poor nutrition and hunger.
For example, the research we are conducting for the Pew Charitable Trust and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is identifying the challenges faced by rural schools in meeting federal nutrition standards. The result of this study will set the stage for deliberation on effective policy initiatives to address the challenges that exist and mitigate their root causes.
Read more about these and related projects below.
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