Free online course highlighting the role of maternal and child nutrition in population health.
Briefs highlighting research, best practices and policy strategies to increase access to healthy foods, promote school wellness and prevent obesity in child care settings.
Read about Washington's first statewide survey about nutrition and physical activity for young children in child care!
USDA Standards and School Meal Quality
CPHN researchers (Johnson, Podrabsky, Rocha, Otten) publish study in JAMA Peds that shows that changes to USDA school meal standards improved the nutritional quality of school lunches, and that student meal participation stayed stable. January 2016.
Evaluating Washington State's Healthy Nutrition Guidelines: Report from a Baseline Evaluation of Executive Order 13-06
A report prepared for the Washington State Department of Health, September 2014. (full text)
Impact of San Francisco’s Toy Ordinance on Restaurants and Children’s Food Purchases
A new study led by Jennifer Otten and published in July 2014 in Preventing Chronic Disease examines the impact of San Francisco's Healthy Food Incentives Ordinance, which prevented restaurants from giving away free toys or other incentives with children's meals unless nutritional criteria were met. (full text)