The USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center offers the following human nutrition related units, lab and core which offer services and equipment for center researchers. View information on each below.
Metabolic Research Unit
Allows investigators to study the nutritional needs of pregnant women, mothers, adolescents, young children, and infants.
Body Composition Unit
Provides a complete complement of body composition measurements in all populations ranging from low-birth-weight infants to adults.
Energy Metabolism Unit
Supports and promotes novel investigation related to nutrition and energy metabolism.
Eating Behavior Lab
The behaviors of children, youth, and adults are observed and recorded in the Eating Behavior Lab.
Study Participant Recruitment Core
Supports the efficient, effective, and ethical recruitment of participants for research studies conducted by CNRC investigators.
Calculators for Pediatric Body Composition Reference Charts, Age-based Pediatric Blood Pressure Reference Charts, and Children's BMI & Energy Requirements