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Research Bionutrition Services

What is this resource?

The Participant and Clinical Interactions Core of the CTSI-CN offers a variety Research Bionutrition Services to researchers at Children's National Hospital.

Services include:

  • Consultation -

    • Consult with a PhD-level Registered Dietitian regarding nutrition-related research questions and best practices for food and nutrition research

  • Nutrition Assessments -

    • Physical measures of growth and nutrition status (anthropometrics), including Body Mass Index, waist circumference, percent body fat, and more

    • In-person or phone-based data collection for diet analysis, including food diaries, dietary recalls, and food frequency questionnaires

    • Computerized analysis of diet data

    • Advanced statistical analysis of dietary data

  • Feeding and Eating Behavior Studies -

    • Assessment of eating behavior using validated methods  

    • Assistance developing and implementing nutrient-controlled protocols

    • Preparation and delivery of study-specific research diets

  • Nutrition Interventions -

    • Nutrition education for diet and lifestyle interventions

    • Research-related medical nutrition therapy and nutrition counseling and education

Who can use this resource?

All Children’s National Hospital researchers can utilize the CTSI-CN's Research Bionutrition Services.

How much does access to this resource cost?

Research Bionutrition Services are offered at reasonable cost. To see the price associated with these services or other CTSI-CN resources, please visit the SPARC Request portal.

How do I access this resource?

To request Research Bionutrition Services from the CTSI-CN, please arrange for a consultation meeting via the SPARC Request portal.

Note: We encourage investigators to contact us early in the study design and planning process.

Who should I contact for more information?

For questions regarding the CTSI-CN's Research Bionutrition Services, please request a consultation via our SPARC Request portal.

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