Student Resources


Welcome! This is a page for all students in the NOPREN network to come and find important resources, opportunities, and information about upcoming events. Learn more about the network and ways to engage with your peers and leaders in the field to advance your knowledge about nutrition policies, programs, and research needs.


2024 HER NOPREN Summer Speaker Series for Students 

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 register: https://ucsf.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIoduCrqD8pHtUBrrYy8xBA9nldsAYesVsc
To learn more about the series, click here.
To view the recordings for the HER NOPREN Summer Speaker Series for Students 2024, click here.


To view the recordings for the HER NOPREN Summer Speaker Series for Students 2023, click here.
To view the recordings for the HER NOPREN Summer Speaker Series for Students 2022, click here
To view the recordings for the HER NOPREN Summer Speaker Series for Students 2021, click here
To view the recordings for the HER NOPREN Summer Speaker Series for Students 2020, click here


Join a Work Group

The NOPREN work groups allow members to collaborate on specific nutrition-focused, policy-relevant topics, and conduct action-oriented applied research and translation to inform policy and create impact. NOPREN work groups are open to all interested people.

For more information about the work groups, click here


Other Resources

  • NOPREN 101: To learn more about the NOPREN network, visit the NOPREN 101 slide deck

NOPREN Acknowledgement

Please include the following statement on all NOPREN supported publications, products, and resources:

"Support for this [product] was provided in part by Cooperative Agreement Number (U48DP006374/ACL/ACL HHS/United States) funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) and Prevention Research Centers Program, which includes the Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network (NOPREN). The findings and conclusions in this product are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position of the CDC or DHHS."



About HER: Healthy Eating Research is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and supports research on policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) strategies that have strong potential to promote healthy eating among children, especially lower-income and racially and ethnically diverse population groups that are at highest risk for poor health and well-being and nutrition-related health disparities. 

About NOPREN: The Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network is a thematic research network of the Prevention Research Centers Program. The CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) created NOPREN to foster understanding of the effectiveness of policies to prevent childhood obesity through improved access to affordable, healthier foods and beverages in child care, schools, worksite, and other community setting.