Research and Statistics
- USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center is one of six federally-funded human nutrition research centers in the nation and the first to conduct scientific investigations into the role of maternal, infant, and child nutrition in optimal health, development, and growth.
- Center for Human Nutrition was established at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center to develop a program to “place the entire field of nutrition on a firm scientific foundation.”
- Action for Healthy Kids provides statistics comparing Texas to national rates of childhood obesity, physical education, BMI, and food programs.
- Center for Public Policy Priorities focuses on health care access, immigrants’ access to services, food and nutrition, the state’s eligibility and enrollment system, and TANF.
- End Hunger Network works to end childhood hunger in the U.S. and provides statistics on hunger in Texas.
- National Center for Children in Poverty allows the user to compile data to compare benefits and statistics across federal programs and state statistics including state policy data, state demographics, family resource simulator, and income converter.
- USDA WIC page provides data on the WIC Program participation by state, over time.