HER NOPREN Summer Speaker Series for Students 2024

The goal of the fifth annual Summer Speaker Series for Students is to explore various public health nutrition topics related to food and nutrition security, federal nutrition assistance programs, 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).

The series will consist of 5 webinar presentations spanning timely and fundamental topics from school meals, Food is Medicine, food service contracts, childhood food security and WIC, and collaborating across sectors. The presentations will be held on the following Wednesdays from 4-5pm ET: June 12, June 26, July 10, July 24, and August 7, 2024. 

To registerhttps://ucsf.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIoduCrqD8pHtUBrrYy8xBA9nldsAYesVsc
To learn more about the series, click here.

Welcome to the HER NOPREN Summer Speaker Series for Students!

Introduction to the HER NOPREN Summer Speaker Series for Students, click here.
June 12, 2024

Food Policies in Schools - More than just Lunch!
Changes to the school meal nutrition standards over time and an overview of the current final rule.

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June 26, 2024

Food is Medicine: What does it mean? Where are we going?
Overview of what Food is Medicine means in the clinical setting, current program models, and the state of the science demonstrating their impact.

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July 10, 2024

Leveraging Food Service Contracts at 4-year Public Universities to Understand Meal Plan Costs and Affordability
How Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was used to obtain university contracts with food service providers and how these contracts are being used to understand the financial incentives and costs of student meal plans.

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July 24, 2024

Policy Systems and Environmental Strategies to Support Young Children's Diet and Health
Overview of the potential policies, systems, and environments that support young children’s nutrition and food security with a specific focus on WIC.

August 7, 2024

Collaborating Successfully across Sectors toward Nutrition Security
Overview of the best practices for collaborating successfully toward nutrition security in rural regions and beyond.

August 14, 2024

Student Presentations
To apply for the student presentations, click here (deadline to apply is July 17th).