USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center
The Children's Nutrition Research Center (CNRC) is an unique cooperative venture between Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital and the U.S. Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Service. It is one of six USDA/ARS human nutrition research centers in the country. More >.
How Does Mom’s Nutrition Affect Her Children’s Health? View the article.
Now You Have That Excuse You Needed to Get a Smartphone View the article.
When the app "Kiddio: Food Fight!" rolls out, it will offer parents a series of episodes playable on a smartphone that will help them find the best techniques to encourage their picky preschoolers to eat more fruits and veggies. Photo by USDA-FNS.
Interactive Nutrition Calculators
- Kids' BMI Calculator
- Kid Energy Needs Calculator
- Adult Energy Needs and BMI Calculator
- Portion Distortion Quiz (from the NIH)
USDA/ARS Agricultural Research Magazine: This issue focuses on childhood obesity, and spotlights research conducted at the CNRC. Download
Building Healthy Families: A unique educational intervention focuses on family goal setting supported by parenting tips related to the latest healthy food and nutrition information. This is a set of six educational videos and supporting materials developed at the Children's Nutrition Research Center. All of the materials for the participants, including the videos are in both English and Spanish. View the materials.
USDA Center for Collaborative Research on WIC Nutrition Education Innovations: A competitive process to solicit, evaluate, and fund researcher-initiated, innovative WIC nutrition education projects to improve target behaviors. More information.