About Us

The Centre for Childhood Nutrition Research (CCNR) is an initiative, funded by the Children’s Hospital Foundation through a donation from Woolworths’ staff and customers, to co-create evidence-based research that will enable Queensland children to live healthier lives through better food and nutrition. This initiative is a joint collaboration between Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute (QIMRB).

We have partnered with organisations, health and welfare professionals and families to investigate the lived experience of those who experience food insecurity and factors that influence pathways into and out of food insecurity.

Find out more about our team browse our publications, learn about our projects and read our 2022 Annual Report.

Priority Areas

Building nutrition, food and feeding knowledge as well as changing school environments to increase the consumption of healthy foods
Improving the access to healthy food choices for families who are struggling to put food on the table
Understanding maternal and child microbiomes and how they impact on physical and mental health leading to potential therapeutic interventions
Enhanced capacity and capability of families,
healthcare professionals, welfare agencies,
educators and children to facilitate food security
and healthy nutrition
Building affordable, accessible evidence-based dietary interventions for children living with chronic gastrointestinal conditions

Our Vision

To improve the nutritional health of families and children so they can reach their full potential

Our Values

Integrity Humility Courage Equity