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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Healthy Eating Research Special Solicitation on Beverage Consumption in Early Childhood

Deadline: October 3, 2018

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

RWJF is seeking applications for projects that focus 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.

Amount: A total of $2,100,000 is available to award approximately seven grants that range up to $300,000 for up to 24 months.

Eligibility: Preference will be given to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. The focus of this program is the United States; studies in other countries will be considered only to the extent that they may directly inform U.S. policy.

Link: https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2018/her-special-solicitation-on-beverage-consumption-in-early-childh.html

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