Edye Kuyper, M.S.

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M.S. International Agricultural Development, UC Davis, 2005
B.A. Third World Development Studies, Calvin College, 1999

In addition to her work in the Program in International and Community Nutrition, she works on behalf of the World Food Center to improve linkages between agriculture and nutrition in both research and program implementation. Her research interests relate to nutrition sensitive agriculture, IYCF, demand creation, chronic disease prevention, and participatory programming and research.

Kuyper EM, Vitta BS, Dewey KG. “Implications of Cesarean Delivery for Breastfeeding Outcomes and Strategies to Support Breastfeeding”. Alive & Thrive online resources; March 2014.

Kuyper EM, Vitta BS, Dewey KG. “Novel and underused food sources of key nutrients for complementary feeding”. Alive & Thrive online resources. February 2013.

Dewey KG, Kuyper EM; “Fathers support infant and young child feeding: Their contributions to better outcomes”.  Alive & Thrive online resources. October 2012.

Townsend MS, Keim N, Kuyper EM, Smith D, Lamp C, Martin A, Metz D, Kaiser LL.  Mothers’ perceptions of portion size: Are they fueling the child obesity epidemic?  Forum for Family and Consumer Issues. 2009. v 14 (2).  ISSN 1540 5273. 

Kuyper EM, Smith D, Kaiser LL. “Does Food Insecurity Influence Child Feeding Practices?” Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition 4:147-157, 2009.

Kuyper EM, Espinoza-Hall G, Lamp CL, Martin AC, Metz DL, Smith D, Townsend MS, Kaiser LL. “Development of a Tool to Assess Past Food Insecurity of Immigrant Latino Mothers”, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 38(6) November/December 2006.