Hatch/Smith Lever, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Leak (PI)
Amount: $195,000, 10/2018-09/2021
The Advanced Cooking Education (ACE) program:
Develop curriculum and pilot test The ACE program, a 4-H After School Club in Title I funded middle schools in New York City.
Engaged Undergraduate Research Grant, Engaged Cornell, Cornell University; Leak (PI)
Amount: $25,000, 04/2019-06/2020
Community Engaged Undergraduate Research Opportunities with the Advanced Cooking Education (ACE) Program
Supporting undergraduate research assistants to participate in community-engaged research experiences through the ACE program.
Engaged Cornell, Cornell University; Leak (PI)
Amount: $60,000, 06/2018-07/2019
Global Public Health Science Major:
Curriculum Development Grant to expand the experiential learning component of the Global and Public Health Sciences (GPHS) major in the Division of Nutritional Sciences.
President’s Council of Cornell Women Affinito-Stewart Grant, Cornell University; Leak (PI)
Amount: $10,000, 07/2018-06/2019
Facilitators and Barriers to Participating in After School Activities: Perspectives of Low-Income Urban Youth
Explore the perspective of diverse, urban middle school students about after school activities they participate in and factors that influence participation.
Institute for the Social Sciences Small Grants Program, Cornell University; Leak (PI)
Amount: $4,000, 04/2018 – 04/2019
A Critical Examination of After School Programming at Racially Diverse, Title I Middle Schools in Urban Communities
Examine the perspectives of New York City principals of Title I middle schools about a culturally relevant after school program that aims to improve student culinary science knowledge, cooking skills, and cooking self-efficacy.
Duke-UNC USDA Center for Behavioral Economics and Healthy Food Choice Research; Leak (PI)
Amount: $15,000, 09/2016-09/2018
Examining the feasibility of altering the food choice architecture in corner stores
Examine the feasibility of selling whole grain snack packs in New York City bodegas.
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes for Health; Leak (PI)
Amount: $5,000, 03/2018-06/2018
Unlocking the Potential of Science Knowledge with Hands-On Teaching in Food and Nutrition (UPSHOT)
Planning grant to examine the feasibility of developing an integrated nutritional sciences and health curriculum for K-5 students attending an elementary school located in North Central Brooklyn.
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland; Leak (Co-I)
Amount: $217,516, 09/2016-11/2017
Food Overcoming our Diabetes Risk (FoodRx) pilot study
A 16-week pilot intervention where fresh vegetables and whole grains were delivered to low-income households with at least one obese child diagnosed with prediabetes.
Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; Leak (PI)
Amount: $5,000, 07/2013-11/2014
Familial consequences of an intervention to increase vegetable intake among young children
Assessed the role of adolescents residing in low-income households in home food preparation.
Food Policy Research Center, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; Leak (Co-I)
Amount: $5,000, 10/2013-04/2014
School meal regulations and child nutrition: environmental approaches to improve intake
Examined previous and current School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program requirements, and recommended behavioral economics-informed strategies that can be incorporated into these programs.