Heather A. Eicher-Miller
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Eicher-Miller's research focuses on improving the diet, health, and food security of low-resource U.S. populations. Her research has documented immediate and chronic adverse dietary and health outcomes associated with U.S. food insecurity among diverse populations. Her work to evaluate and create evidence-based interventions, programs, and policies has reduced food insecurity and improved access to resources which enhance health. She has also developed novel analytical and methodological techniques, including temporal dietary patterning, to more effectively evaluate the relationship between diet and health. Eicher-Miller is a member of the American Society for Nutrition, Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, and the Institute of Food Technologists.
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Determines an improvement in food security among clients compared to those who did not, based upon short-term and preliminary evaluation of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program- Education (SNAP-Ed).
Discusses how low-income women who were eligible for Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program-Education had poor compliance with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and specifically are at risk for not meeting recommendations for fruit, vegetables, and whole grains.
Determines that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) was effective to improve food security in both urban and rural settings and a variety of environmental conditions.
Evaluates the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) to determine an improvement in food security among clients who received SNAP-Ed compared to those who did not, establishing an evidence base for SNAP-Ed.