Call for Proposals on the Economics of Food Security, Nutrition, and Health

December 16, 2015

How do nutrition assistance programs, the location of stores and the types of food they sell, and other aspects of the built environment affect diet, nutrition, and food security? A new 2-year research initiative by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) will investigate these questions.

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USDA center releases behavioral economics grant and fellowship opportunities

May 14, 2015

Up to five grants of $50,000 and six fellowships with $15,000 in seed grant funding were announced by Duke University and the University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Center for Behavioral Economics and Healthy Food Choice Research (BECR Center).

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Just announced: Dietary Guidelines for Americans Summit on May 21

April 28, 2015

Register now to join The Ohio State University Food Innovation Center, The Ohio State University John Glenn College of Public Affairs, and National Geographic as they host the Dietary Guidelines for Americans Summit on May 21, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Eastern, at National Geographic’s Grosvenor Auditorium in Washington, DC. The Summit is free […]

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Few schools adhered to USDA nutrition standards before 2013

November 26, 2014

By Kathryn Doyle Before the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) set strict standards for nutrition for federally reimbursable lunch programs, less than 2 percent of middle or high schools would have measured up. The absence of certain standards was associated with youth obesity, according to a new study. Full implementation of the program, which should […]

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