Claire Niday, MPH

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Research Assistant II

Claire Niday, MPH is a Research Assistant II for the SNAP-Ed Evaluation Project. She joined the Center in 2015, first as a data collector and then as a Graduate Research Assistant for the SPAN project, and has served as a Teaching Assistant for several courses at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health. Her new role focuses on assisting with the evaluation needs assessment for the SNAP-Ed project.

Her area of interest is food policy and public health nutrition which led to a practicum working as the Obesity Policy Intern for the Texas Alliance of YMCAs and the Partnership for a Healthy Texas. She has also taught garden education at a local elementary school, and was a health coach working with patients on building healthy lifestyles to control chronic disease conditions. Claire received her Master’s of Public Health in Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health in Austin.

Outside of work, Claire enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, cooking, volunteering as a mentor, and reaching her goal of seeing the Seven Modern Wonders of the World.

Current Projects

School Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (SPAN)

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The SPAN survey was established to track the prevalence of overweight and obese school-aged children in Texas.

Texas SNAP-Ed Evaluation

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Texas SNAP-Ed Evaluation, is a two-year project to evaluate, on a statewide basis, the effectiveness of SNAP-Ed nutrition education and obesity prevention programming activities delivered by Implementing Agencies throughout the state of Texas.