nutrition

August 4, 2016

Where does a family get their food?

When investigating how best to improve diet quality among Americans, one way we can gain insight into their nutritional behavior is to analyze how and where families get food. A recent report by the USDA’s National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey (FoodAPS) reports these on average weekly food spending. The study includes data from over 4,800 households collected during […]

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April 4, 2016

Researcher Profile: Dr. Elizabeth Racine

Dr. Racine is an Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences at the College of Health and Human Services at UNC-Charlotte. She is interested in understanding the incentives and barriers to healthy eating and physical activity among different populations and in evaluating the impact of food assistance programs on diet quality and food security. Her research is focused on the evaluation […]

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October 15, 2015

Researcher Profile: Dr. Harry Zhang

Harry Zhang is an Associate Professor of Community & Environmental Health at Old Dominion University. He is a recipient of BECR’s 2015 WIC Conceptual White Papers and our Healthy Food Behavior Grant. This is the first in our new series of researcher profiles for people interested in this field. If you would like to suggest a researcher for our series, please feel […]

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June 17, 2015

The Trouble With Self-Reported Nutrition Data

By: Emily von Hoffman

A recent article in Mayo Clinic Proceedings takes on the issue of self-reported nutrition data, and the challenges it poses for public health researchers. While not a new problem, the topic continues to receive attention as the same flawed tools remain in use by a majority of researchers. The authors of the piece especially object to the use […]

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