Work Groups

A core part of the NOPREN network is its work groups. This is where members collaborate on nutrition-related research and translation to inform policy and create impact. NOPREN work groups are constantly evolving in order to respond to real-world research gaps and opportunities. New work groups are created as the need and interest arises, and sunsetted as the need for them resolves.

Coordination between the work groups and the rest of NOPREN allows for direct feedback loops between researchers and changemakers (policymakers, practitioners, and local implementers). This structure allows for broad dissemination of time-sensitive policy research and evaluation.

Examples of NOPREN work group activities include:

  • publishing editorials and original research
  • providing thought leadership and content expertise
  • developing measures and tools
  • creating and disseminating policy briefs
  • generating other tangible resources that build capacity, knowledge, and momentum in their respective fields

NOPREN work groups are open to everyone! Even if you are a student or early career researchers or practitioners, join a work group to take advantage of networking and professional development opportunities.

If you are interested in joining a NOPREN work group, contact the associated work group fellow listed below.


NOPREN hosts several work groups in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Healthy Eating Research (HER) program.