The Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center is one of six Human Nutrition Research Centers (HNRC) in the nation funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS).

The Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center was established in 1994 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Since then, it has grown and expanded to become a state leader in pediatric nutrition research.

The Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center is committed to improve child development and prevent diseases later in life through excellence in nutrition research.