a. The interaction between nutrition-related
knowledge, attitudes, behaviors and access to resources and the
effects of these on food purchasing and consumption patterns.
b. The association between poor nutrition and cognitive and social behavior as
well as the long-term effects of poverty on these associations.
c. The health consequences (i.e., anemia, obesity, type 2 diabetes) associated
with short- and long-term sub-optimal nutrition and the ameliorating effects
of federal program participation and nutrition education.
d. The effects of school-related policies (participation in free or reduced price
lunches and breakfasts, food availability, vending machine content, hours of
cafeteria operation) on the nutritional status, behavior and health of school-age
e. The effects of policy and policy changes (e.g., eligibility standards for
the Food Stamp Program) on food choices, nutritional status and program participation.