COVID-19 and Socioeconomic Recovery Efforts

October 28, 2021

Due Date: 11/17/21
Funder: Healthy Eating Research

About Healthy Eating Research

Healthy Eating Research (HER) is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) committed to building a Culture of Health through identifying effective strategies to improve children’s nutrition and prevent childhood obesity. HER’s mission is to support and disseminate research on policy, systems, and environmental strategies that promote healthy eating among children and advance nutrition and health equity.

About the Opportunity

This call for proposal aims to fund research on how COVID-19-related relief and recovery policies and programs impact child health and well-being.

Healthy Eating Research is interested in understanding how social and economic programs and policies related to poverty reduction—such as financial payments to families, income assistance programs, housing assistance or housing security programs, and increased access to social services—impact child obesity, diet quality, food security, and other relevant child and family health outcomes among lower-income and families of color.

Studies must focus on children and families in the United States, with a high priority on those who are at highest risk for poor nutrition and obesity, specifically lower-income families and racially and ethnically diverse populations (e.g., Black, Latinx, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander). Evidence generated through this special solicitation should be timely, policy-relevant, and aimed towards identifying equitable policies and programs.

Proposals are due November 17, 2021.