Research Archive 2015


Food spending results to accompany Olsho et al. (2016) above. The article explores multiple potential explanations to reconcile the differences between food spending outcomes and food intake outcomes in this random-assignment evaluation.



To assess the impact of the 2009 WIC package cash-value voucher addition to increase fruit and vegetable purchases, this article analyzes grocery retailer chain scanner data pre- and post-voucher implementation.


Looking beyond health effects of the WIC program, this article explores how early-life participation in WIC program is associated with early cognitive development and long-term academic success.


This systematic review assesses the impact of the 2009 WIC package revision, including increases in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy, on dietary intake, healthy food and beverage availability, and breastfeeding.


Child Nutrition

To assess the impact of the 2011 National School Lunch Program meal pattern changes, this article examines students’ fruit and vegetable selections and consumption pre- and post-implementation at control and intervention schools.


To increase School Breakfast Program participation, some states have mandated breakfast be offered in low-income schools. This article analyzes these mandates to assess the association between School Breakfast Program and student academic achievement.


This article assesses the nutritional quality of preschools’ lunches and their compliance with IOM recommendations to improve the Child and Adult Care Food Program and the 2015 USDA Proposed Rule.


Additional Research