Nutrition & Obesity Policy Research & Evaluation Network (NOPREN)

NOPREN is a collaborative, equity-focused applied research network that informs policies and practices designed to improve nutrition and prevent obesity.

NOPREN members include researchers and practitioners interested in how policies and programs enacted at the federal, state, tribal, and local levels impact families’ food security, access to healthy food and water, and overall nutrition and health.

How NOPREN Members Engage With the Network



HER NOPREN Summer Speaker Series for Students: Student Presentation and Poster Application Now Open!

HER and NOPREN will be hosting a virtual student presentation session on August 17th from 4-5:15pm EST. The student presentations will be the final session of the 3rd Annual HER NOPREN Speaker Series for Students. If you are interested in presenting, please apply by Wednesday, July 13th. Submissions will be reviewed and selected by HER and NOPREN. Selected students will be asked to give a brief, 8-minute presentation on a public health nutrition related project or research they worked on over the summer. Students of all levels (undergraduate to post-doctoral) are encouraged to apply. Students who are not selected to give a virtual presentation, may be selected to develop a poster highlighting their work that will be spotlighted on the NOPREN website. Click here to learn more or apply. To register or learn more about the Summer Speaker Series for students, click here.

NOPREN Science Communication Series

Join us for a series of expert-led virtual webinars to support researchers in improving their communication of nutrition PSE science to policy, practitioner, and academic audiences. Click here for information on the full series. 

Upcoming Session:

  • July 25, 12pm-1pm ET: Working with the Media

    Sponsored by: NOPREN Food Security Work Group
    Click here to join.

HER NOPREN Student Summer Series 2022

The goal of the third-annual Summer Speaker Series for Students is to explore various public health topics related to food and nutrition security, federal nutrition assistance programs, COVID-19 implications, and nutrition equity through research, policy, and practice. To learn more about the HER NOPREN Summer Speaker Series for Students 2022, click here



HER NOPREN Summer Speaker Series for Students: Session 3

Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm EST

School Wellness Work Group Meeting

Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST

HER NOPREN Summer Speaker Series for Students: Session 4

Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm EST

HER NOPREN Summer Speaker Series for Students: Session 5

Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm EST