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



NOPREN State of the Network Annual Meeting 2022

To access the webinar recording and slidedeck, please 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. 



Food Security Work Group Meeting

Date: Monday, May 23, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST

Food Service Guidelines Work Group Meeting

Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST

Drinking Water Work Group Meeting

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm EST

June State-of-the-Science

Date: Monday, June 13, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST