Mathematica teamed with Abt Associates, Inc., to test the impact of two approaches for providing food assistance to low-income, school-age children in the summer to reduce child hunger and food insecurity.
- School Nutrition Programs
- Survey Development and Analysis
- Dietary Recalls
- Nutrition and Food Assistance Programs
- Food Security and Hunger
- Childhood Obesity
Charlotte Cabili studies school nutrition programs and specializes in analyzing school nutrition program operations and nutrition standards. She has expertise training interviewers to collect dietary recall data. In the education area, her work focuses on recruiting school districts to participate in large evaluation studies.
Cabili currently directs the Child Nutrition Program Operations Study-II, which involves analyzing survey data from states and school districts about program operations and changes yearly. She also directs the Study of School Food Authority Procurement Practices, which examines how schools procure goods and services for school nutrition programs. Cabili helped lead the Evaluation of Demonstration Projects to End Childhood Hunger, for which which she served as the technical assistance liaison to the Virginia site, interviewed project staff, and reported on Virginia project findings. She helped lead the School Nutrition and Meal Cost study analysis of school lunch and breakfast program characteristics, operations, and student participation.
Before joining Mathematica, Cabili was a field interviewer and research coordinator at Tufts University. She holds an M.S. in food policy and applied nutrition and an M.P.H. from Tufts University.
Evaluating the Summer Food for Children Household-Based Demonstrations
School Nutrition Dietary Assessment Study IV (SNDA IV)
Mathematica's SNDA-IV study examined the nutritional quality of meals and snacks offered and served to children in the NSLP and SBP. The study also assessed other issues related to school food environments and meal service operations, including policies about and availability of competitive foods (foods...
Evaluation of Model Communities: Healthy Weight Collaborative
Mathematica conducted a formative evaluation of the implementation and early outcomes of the Healthy Weight Collaborative, using a an integrated mixed methods approach.