Healthy Eating Research (HER) is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) national program, which supports research on policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) strategies with strong potential to promote the health and well-being of children at a population-level. Specifically, HER aims to help all children achieve optimal nutrition and a healthy weight. HER issues calls for proposals (CFP) to solicit scientifically rigorous, solution-oriented proposals from investigators representing diverse disciplines and backgrounds.
Healthy Eating Research program goals are to:
- Establish a research base for PSE strategies that promote the health and well-being of children at the population level, primarily through achieving healthy dietary patterns without excess weight gain.
- Build a vibrant, multidisciplinary field of research and a diverse network of researchers.
- Ensure that findings are communicated effectively to inform the development of nutrition and obesity-related solutions in the form of PSE changes, with a particular focus on promoting health equity.
This CFP focuses exclusively on research that informs the development of policy and environmental strategies that:
- decrease consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and/or
- increase access to and consumption of safe water among 0- to 5-year-olds
in the United States, with a priority on lower-income and racial and ethnic
minority populations that are at-risk for poor nutrition and obesity.
You can learn more about Healthy Eating Research at www.healthyeatingresearch.org.