Rutgers Infant Nutrition and Growth Project

The Rutgers Infant Nutrition and Growth Project, a grant-funded project, studies infants from low-income, minority families. Infants and mothers are seen at ages 3-, 6-, 12-, and 24-months and further followed at ages 3, 4, and 5 years. The program follows infant weight gain, activity levels, overfeeding, and mothers’ perceptions of temperament and infant fussiness in order to better understand the factors promoting overweight in early childhood.

  • Area(s) Served: New Brunswick; surrounding communities; New Jersey
  • Population(s) Served: Families with young children
  • Collaborative Partner(s): National Institute of Health