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 Special Collection

The NOPREN Special Collection features peer-reviewed publications authored by NOPREN members between 2020-2022. This curated collection showcases the impact of NOPREN’s collaborative research and evaluation activities and spotlights the many ways in which NOPREN researchers have partnered to improve the nation’s nutrition policy research capacity and brought about awareness of policies and practices that work to catalyze national, state and local actions. To view the 2022, 2021, and 2020 collections, click here.



Early Childhood Work Group Meeting

Date: Monday, March 20, 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST

Food Service Guidelines Work Group Meeting

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST

Food Security Work Group Meeting

Date: Monday, March 27, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST

Healthy Food Retail Work Group Meeting

Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST