USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center

USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center

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About the Center

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The USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center houses laboratories of varied disciplines with an array of state-of-the-art equipment, a greenhouse, a metabolic kitchen, multiple observation labs as well as accommodations for research volunteers. The CNRC’s scientists maximize the center’s resources to provide Americans with a clear understanding of the role of nutrition in maintaining a healthy, active life.

Since its establishment in 1978, more than 13,000 Houston-area families have volunteered to participate in CNRC studies, and the center’s research has generated more than 2,000 scientific publications and continues to provide valuable information for improving the nutritional health of today's children and that of future generations.

The CNRC is operated by Baylor College of Medicine in cooperation with Texas Children's Hospital and the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Research

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View information and apply for our Children's Nutrition Research Center Postdoctoral Fellowship.

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Education

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We offer a variety of educational and training opportunities to learners across different stages of their scientific careers.

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Community Resources

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The center offers resources to help parents and children learn about healthy eating and nutrition related studies that will increase our understanding of nutrition for future generations.

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Center News

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View latest nutrition research related articles, grants, awards, and newsletters.

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Join a Study

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Volunteer to participate in a study and help improve the nutritional well-being of children worldwide.

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Director's Message

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View a message from the Director of the Children's Nutrition Research Center, Dennis Bier, M.D.

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