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USDA ARS Human Nutrition Research Roundup

The USDA ARS Human Nutrition Research Roundup is a collection of nutrition related research from across the six USDA ARS Human Nutrition Research Centers. This representative listing is only a selection of evidence-based food and nutrition projects intended to inform members of the public as well as researchers, policy makers, industry, and academia.


National Program 107 Human Nutrition Action Plan: 2019-2024

National Program 107, Human Nutrition, will improve the nutrition and health of the American people by enhancing the quality of the American diet and improving health through research.

View the full Action Plan 2019-2024.

ARS scientists are exploring the importance of the microbiome in personalized nutrition.

A series of research projects at the USDA's Food Components and Health Laboratory investigate how nuts interact with our gut bacteria, influencing digestive and overall health. This research could lead to dietary recommendations customized for specific individuals.

Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center (BHNRC)
Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA)
Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center (ACNC)

ARS explains how differences in taste perception influence dietary choices and health.

Taste perception influences dietary choices, which impacts diet quality and cardiovascular health, according to research at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center. Understanding a person's taste perception profile could lead to strategies for healthier eating.

Children's Nutrition Research Center (CNRC)
Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center (GFHNRC)
Western Human Nutrition Research Center (WHNRC)

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