Funded by AFRI-USDA
Baqar Husaini, Ph.D., Principal Investigator (Tennessee State University)
Janice Emerson, Ph.D., Co-Principal Investigator (Tennessee State University)
Pamela Hull, Ph.D., Co-Principal Investigator (Vanderbilt University)
Robert Levine, M.D. Co-Principal Investigator (Meharry Medical College)
ildren Eating Well (CHEW) for Health is a multi-institutional collaboration among the following academic institutions and community stakeholder organizations: (1) TSU Center for Prevention Research; (2) TSU School of Agriculture Human, and Natural Sciences; (3) Meharry Medical College, Department of Family and Community Medicine; (4) Vanderbilt University, Division of Epidemiology; (5) Metropolitan Public Health Department of Nashville/Davidson County; (6) Community Food Advocates; (7) Progreso Community Center; and (7) a Community Advisory Board.
The purpose of Nashville CHEW for Health is to address childhood obesity prevention through research, extension and education. All of the project activities focus on the
USDA’s federal WIC (Women, Infants and Children) supplemental nutrition program. The target population is low-income WIC participant families with children ages 2-4, with a particular focus on African American and Hispanic families, and the WIC-authorized grocers that serve this population. The geographic scope of CHEW activities is urban Nashville/Davidson County, with the potential to be extended in the future across Tennessee and in other states. We use a multi-level approach to prevent childhood obesity through informal family-based consumer education, improving the food environment (in WIC stores), and developing human capital through formal education programs.
Save The Date
2013 Chew Annual Conference
Friday, November 15, 2013
Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University
Look for Registration and Agenda in Late Summer
Community Advisory Board (CAB)
The Center for Prevention Research’s Nashville CHEW Project values the input from community members in reaching project goals. The Community Advisory Board (CAB) serves as an important partner in facilitating the Center’s capacity to promote healthy eating for the city’s children.
represent the community we serve, with representatives from a range of organizations throughout Nashville. The CAB includes representatives of: WIC mothers, WIC grocery stores, non-profit organizations, and the Metro Nashville Health Department.
CHEW CAB Meeting, April, 2013