HER NOPREN Summer Speaker Series for Students 2023

The goal of the fourth-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. Each week will feature presentations from speakers across different public health sectors on the fundamentals of the topic and give participants opportunities to network with experts in the field. Students of all levels are encouraged to attend.

This series is a collaborative effort of Healthy Eating Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network (NOPREN). To learn more or watch recordings from past Summer Speaker Series visit: https://nopren.ucsf.edu/student-resources

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June 14, 2023

Improving Nutrition Security Among Young Children
Overview of policy, systems, and environmental approaches to improve nutrition security and reduce nutrition inequities among young children.

June 28, 2023

Food is Medicine: What does it mean? Where are we going?
What they are, what the current evidence is, and why healthcare is interested in them.

July 12, 2023

WIC Policy: Behind the Curtain
How WIC policy is made at the federal level and how WIC researchers can have a voice in the policy-making process.

July 26, 2023

Making Water Win: Policies to Build Quality and Access 
An introduction to drinking water policies and programs to ensure the integrity of drinking water systems, promote health and hygiene, and prepare for future public health challenges. 

August 9, 2023 COVID-19 Policy Implications for USDA Child Nutrition Programs and SNAP
Lessons learned and future implications from USDA waivers related to Child Nutrition Programs and SNAP during the COVID-19 pandemic.
August 16, 2023 Student Presentations