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 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:

  • August 16, 12pm-1:30pm ET
    Title: Data Visualization Approaches to Promote Equity (Sponsored by: NOPREN Healthy Food Retail Work Group)
    Speakers: Lorin Bruckner, Data Science Librarian, UNC Chapel Hill, Jared McGuirt, Assistant Professor, UNC Greensboro, & Jon Schwabish, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute

    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

For Student Presentation and Poster Abstracts, click here



NOPREN Science Communication Series: Healthy Food Retail Work Group

Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm EST

HER NOPREN Summer Speaker Series Student Presentations

Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm EST

Rural Food Access Work Group Meeting

Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST

WIC Learning Collaborative Meeting

Date: Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST