WASHINGTON– U.S. Senator John Boozman met with researchers, healthcare officials and patients during a visit to the Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center (ACNC) in Little Rock on Friday.
“We are extremely fortunate to have this world-class research institution in Arkansas,” Boozman said. “Its work is critical to understanding the impact of nutrition on the physical and neurodevelopment of children. I appreciated this opportunity to see the research firsthand and share my support for its mission.”
The ACNC is a partnership between Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service. The faculty and scientific staff work to discover the fundamental biology of childhood brain and metabolic processes, and the ways diet and physical activity impact them.
“Children across the globe benefit from the trailblazing research produced at the Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center in the heart of the our campus,” said Marcy Doderer, president & CEO of Arkansas Children’s Hospital. “We are grateful for Sen. Boozman’s leadership through the Agriculture and Appropriations committees. His unyielding support helps us champion children by making them better today and healthier tomorrow.”
The ACNC is a national Human Research Nutrition Center.