Enabling children to thrive through better nutrition

The Centre for Childhood Nutrition Research (CCNR) brings together researchers in public health, immunology and gastroenterology to co-create evidence-based research that will enable Queensland children to live healthier lives through better food and nutrition. We are committed to being a leader in child-centred nutrition research and to translate this into tangible efforts that impact the development and wellbeing of children.
The CCNR was established in 2018 by founding partners Woolworths and Children’s Hospital Foundation thanks to the generosity of Woolworth’s’ customers and team members. This initiative is a joint collaboration between Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute (QIMRB).


Our Areas of Research

Our projects are centred around 3 key areas of research; discovery science, clinical health and public health.

Our discovery science and clinical streams, are working to understand the impact of diet on the role of bacteria that live in the gut and their impact on brain development, allergies and mental health. Through our public health stream, the CCNR are also working with families, communities and schools to improve food literacy and the feeding of children especially for those doing it tough.

infographic of CCNR areas of research: discovery science, clinical research and public health

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