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.



Food Policy Council Work Group Meeting

Date: Friday, February 10, 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST

February State-of-the-Science

Date: Monday, February 13, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST

School Wellness Work Group Meeting

Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST

Rural Food Access Work Group Meeting

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST