NPI researchers awarded Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Healthy Eating Research program funding to evaluate COVID-19 and socioeconomic recovery efforts

Aug 2, 2022

Nutrition Policy Institute researchers were awarded three separate 18-month research grants up to $250,000 as part of the Healthy Eating Research 2021 special solicitation on COVID-19 and Socioeconomic Recovery Efforts. Lorrene Ritchie, in collaboration with co-principal investigator Susana Matias from UC Berkeley and the CACFP Roundtable, received a grant for a project titled, “Child and Adult Care Food Program: Impacts of COVID-19 Differences in Reimbursement Rates on Family Childcare Home Providers, Children, and Families”. Wendi Gosliner is serving as co-PI on a project with Juliana Cohen from Merrimack College entitled “Evaluation of Universal Free School Meals,”, and is collaborating with Lia Fernald from UC Berkeley on another project entitled “Longitudinal Study of Low-Income Families with Young Children: Assessing California Communities' Experiences with Safety Net Supports Survey (ACCESS)”. Healthy Eating Research is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Only 9 grants were awarded this cycle.

By Danielle L. Lee
Author - Director of Communications & Research Engagement
By Lorrene Ritchie
Contributor - Director of the Nutrition Policy Institute and Cooperative Extension Nutrition Specialist
By Wendi Gosliner
Contributor - Project scientist