Establishment of the USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital in 1978

J Nutr. 2009 Jan;139(1):188-91. doi: 10.3945/jn.108.092627. Epub 2008 Dec 4.


The Children's Nutrition Research Center (CNRC) is a unique cooperative venture among Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, and the USDA/Agricultural Research Service. The CNRC is dedicated to defining the nutrient needs of children, from conception through adolescence, and the needs of pregnant women and nursing mothers. Scientific data from the Center enable healthcare providers and policy advisors to make dietary recommendations that improve the health of today's children and that of generations to come. CNRC research has already impacted feeding guidelines for normal U.S. children and all children of the world.

Publication types

  • Historical Article
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Biomedical Research / history
  • Biomedical Research / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Child
  • Child Nutrition Sciences / history*
  • Child Nutrition Sciences / legislation & jurisprudence
  • History, 20th Century
  • Hospitals / history
  • Humans
  • Schools, Medical / history
  • Texas
  • United States
  • United States Department of Agriculture / history*