The Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center is one of six Human Nutrition Research Centers in the nation funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and located on the Arkansas Children's Hospital campus. To achieve its mission, the Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center partners with several affiliates.

The Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute offers research support such as grants and contracts, nursing and regulatory compliance.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences provides an academic home for most of the faculty members, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows of the Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center.