Jul 13, 2016

CCNH Public Policy and Child Nutrition Collaborative Grant 2016

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CCNH Public Policy and Child Nutrition Collaborative Grant 2016

Background and Description of Opportunity

The Centre for Child Nutrition and Health at the University of Toronto is focused on answering key questions in child nutrition to improve the health of children and families. One of the Centre’s top priorities is to conduct research to support the development and implementation of public policy that impacts child nutrition and health.

The strategic vision of the Centre is to advance child nutrition and healthy development that otherwise could not be successfully addressed by a single discipline or research group. The Centre is an Extra-Departmental Unit based on a partnership between the Department of Nutritional Sciences, the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Department of Paediatrics. More details about the Centre can be found here: http://www.childnutrition.utoronto.ca/.

The five inter-related priorities that are the focus of the Centre’s strategic direction are:

1. Developing the Best Talent
2. Ensuring a Secure Food Environment
3. Innovating & Discovering Healthful Food
4. Translating Knowledge
5. Building Successful Partnerships

In this Request for Proposals we are seeking to fund collaborative research projects that focus on research related to the food environment of children with the goal of providing evidence to support public policy supporting child nutrition and health.  Evaluation of effectiveness of current policies that target children will be of interest. 

Letters of intent are due on Friday, August 19th, 2016.  The complete proposal can be found here: CCNH Public Policy Collaborative Research Grant FINAL_July 13-16.pdf