Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) | AFRI Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area | Environmental & Resource Economics Programs | Obesity Prevention & Healthy Weight Programs | Regional Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Centers of Excellence (RNECE)

This Challenge Area focuses on the societal challenge to end obesity among children, the number one nutrition-related problem in the US. Food is an integral part of the process that leads to obesity and USDA has a unique responsibility for the food system in the United States. This program is designed to achieve the long-term outcome of reducing the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents 2-19 years. The AFRI Childhood Obesity Prevention program supports multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and/or Extension Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants.

Eligibility Details

Who Is Eligible to Apply: 
1862 Land-Grant Institutions, 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, 1994 Land-Grant Institutions, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Other or Additional Information (See below)
More Information on Eligibility: 
The list above is abbreviated. Others may be eligible to apply. Eligibility may differ based on Program Area. Please review Part III, A of the current AFRI Childhood Obesity Prevention RFA for more specific eligibility requirements. Note restrictions that apply to integrated applicants. Applications from ineligible institutions will not be reviewed.

Important Dates

Posted Date: 
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Closing Date: 
Thursday, August 4, 2016

Additional Information

For More Information Contact: 
Deirdra Chester, Ph.D., RDN
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Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: 
For equipment grants and if commodity specific. See RFA for details.
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