USDA Funds New Take on Nutrition

WASHINGTON Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack last week announced a series of grants for researchers who are using behavioral economics in a novel approach toward improving childhood nutrition. The awards, totaling $2 million, will help establish the Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs at Cornell University, and fund 14 other research projects in states throughout the U.S. A

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack last week announced a series of grants for researchers who are using behavioral economics in a novel approach toward improving childhood nutrition.

The awards, totaling $2 million, will help establish the Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs at Cornell University, and fund 14 other research projects in states throughout the U.S.

A USDA announcement noted that most schools are already taking steps to o

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