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  • Defending Equal Access to Food

    December 19, 2019

    As head of the U.S. Food Administration, Herbert Hoover created the “Clean Plate” campaign during World War I to encourage Americans to conserve resources by using less, reducing waste and “cleaning their plate at every meal.” President Harry Truman he …

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  • Allison Karpyn in the Media

    July 23, 2019

    This Woman is On a Mission to Turn Beer into Food August 23, 2019 Food insecurity isn’t uncommon in America. Allison Karpyn says that one in six people in America don’t have enough food for a healthy lifestyle and it affects children most. She says tha …

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  • NIH grant will study of stigma surrounding drug use

    October 20, 2017

    Valerie Earnshaw, UD’s CEHD Faculty Scholar, received a 4-year Mentored Research Scientist Development Award from the NIH to examine longitudinal associations between disclosure, stigma, social support, and SUD recovery-related outcomes among people receiving SUD treatment.

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  • Fulbright Scholar addressing food insecurity

    February 20, 2017

    Fulbright scholar Allison Karpyn is currently in the Bahamas analyzing the issue of food insecurity at a national level. Food insecurity is a particularly critical issue for island nations like the Bahamas that do not produce the majority of their food. “Obesity and hunger are two sides of the same coin.”

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  • Connecting farm to table to healthy eating

    January 10, 2017

    An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Delaware partnered with the Delaware Department of Agriculture to develop a comprehensive report called Delaware Food and Farm Report: Connecting Healthy Farms to Healthy Delawareans. This …

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  • Strategies for stocking healthy foods

    March 1, 2016

    Allison Karpyn, CRESP, has received $70,000 funding from Healthy Eating Research to determine Minimum Stocking Levels and Marketing Strategies for Retail Food Stores. Over an 8-month period, Karpyn’s team will aim to: 1) understand the barriers and fac …

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  • Grocery stores can incentivize healthy shopping

    November 9, 2015

    In the United States, 47 million people participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to ensure they have enough food on their table. To make their food dollars stretch further, they frequently grab the first thing they see on the …

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  • Zoo program to model healthy eating

    October 30, 2015

    Alison Karpyn, CRESP, is partnering with Christiana Care and Nemours to introduce a healthy eating program, “Evaluating the lmpact of Healthy Food Product Offerings and Tastimals Marketing at the Zoo.”

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  • Starting at Home interventions

    September 15, 2015

    Starting at Home will examine the impacts and outcomes for Early Head Start parents and children to determine if participation in Promoting First Relationships parenting intervention reduces stress levels in children.

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  • Incentivizing SNAP users toward healthy food alternatives

    September 8, 2015

    Incentivizing SNAP users toward healthy food alternatives Through a new partnership and a $3.77 million USDA Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant, the University of Delaware’s Center for Research in Education and Social Policy (CRESP) will …

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  • Incentives to purchase of healthier foods

    July 27, 2015

    For the 47 million Americans participating in SNAP, it’s difficult for them to put healthy food on their table. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a study in July 2014 that explored incentives designed to encourage participants in the S …

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