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 WIC Learning Collaborative Research Impact Award 2022

The Research Impact Award is intended to acknowledge, elevate, and disseminate peer-reviewed publications in the past calendar year that are generating or have the potential to generate a high impact on WIC policies, systems, or environment changes (PSE) or research practices.

The award is given to the corresponding author(s) of the publication. Nominations will be submitted online (click here). All publications submitted by the deadline on December 15, 2022 will undergo an initial review by the selection committee. Those meeting the eligibility requirements will then undergo a full review by the committee. 

The top 5-7 finalists determined by the selection committee will be invited to give a brief 5- minute presentation of their research findings during the virtual WIC LC Research Impact awards ceremony, with the ultimate award winner being announced during the ceremony. The award recipient and their work will be highlighted through a variety of dissemination channels, including the NOPREN News and website, National WIC Association newsletter, and other WIC-related research organizations’ networks.



Food Policy Council Work Group Meeting

Date: Friday, December 9, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST

December State-of-the-Science

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

Healthy Food Retail Work Group Meeting

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST

School Wellness Work Group Meeting

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST