Pediatric Nutrition

These programs respond to a long-time interest of the Foundation in assuring adequate nutrition for infants and young children. Projects include applied research that evaluates the provision of specific nutrients and their related outcomes in infants and young children.

Typical projects funded in this area of interest may include projects aimed at:

  • Benefits or side effects of supplementation of a specific nutrient
  • Effects of deficiencies or excesses of a specific nutrient
  • Timing and dosing of supplementation
  • Issues related to general growth and feeding

Recent projects include:

Bridget Young, PhD
University of Rochester

$348,790 over 3 years to study local intestinal and systemic effects of exposure to elevated insulin in human milk

David Dallas, PhD
Oregon State University

$349,998 over 3 years to study limitations in premature infant protein digestion capacity via digestomic analysis

Steven Hicks, PhD, MD
Penn State University, Hershey

$349,263 over 3 years to study bioactive RNA in infant nutrition: a novel regulator of developmental origins and allergic response

Emily Nagel
University of Minnesota, Dept. of Food Science and Nutrition

$20,000 over 2 years to study the use of bedside ultrasound to assess premature neonatal body composition in the NICU