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From the Coordinating Center
December State-of-the-Science

Introducing the Resilient Food Systems and Nutrition Work Group
December 11th @ 9am PT/12pm ET

Presenters: Lauren Clay and Margaret Read

Passcode: 610909
Meeting ID: 910 5393 6229
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All past recordings can be found here.
Upcoming Work Group Meetings

November topics include:


Preliminary Findings of a Scoping Review, Food Service Guidelines WG


December topics include:



And More!

Information about upcoming Work Group meetings can be found here.

Click here to listen to all past webinar recordings.
Call for 2023 HER NOPREN WIC Learning Collaborative Research Impact Award Nominations

We highly encourage you to nominate WIC-related publications for the 2023 HER NOPREN WIC Learning Collaborative Research Impact Award. To learn more about the award and nomination process, click here. Nominations should be submitted via this form by December 18, 2023
Resilient Food Systems & Nutrition Work Group is looking for a fellow
The HER NOPREN Resilient Food Systems and Nutrition Work Group is seeking a PhD or post-doctoral student to serve as the work group fellow. This is a 1-year position and requires a commitment of 5-10 hours per month. In return, you will be provided a $1,000 stipend.
 
Responsibilities include managing meeting logistics, assisting in organizing meeting agendas, and arranging guest speakers for group meetings. It would also entail managing potential projects emerging from the group. Potential benefits for the fellow/student include networking with experts from around the country and opportunities to be part of research publications. Click here to learn more about the work group.
  
If you are interested in the Resilient Food Systems and Nutrition Work Group Fellow position, please send your resume and brief description on why you would like this position to: Lauren Clay (lclay@umbc.edu).
NOPREN HER Resource Digest
The bi-weekly digest is a joint product of NOPREN and HER.

Send relevant resources to NOPREN@ucsf.edu or click here for inclusion in a future digest.
PUBLICATIONS
Food and Nutrition Security
Naumann, R. B., Frank, M., Shanahan, M. E., Reyes, H. L. M., Ammerman, A. S., Corbie, G., & Austin, A. E. (2023). State Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program policies and substance use rates. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Resilient Food Systems
Clay, L. A., Koyratty, N., Rogus, S., Colón-Ramos, U., Hossan, A., Josephson, A., Neff, R., Zack, R. M., Bliss, S., & Niles, M. T. (2023). A Mixed-Methods Approach to the Development of a Disaster Food Security Framework. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 123(10, Supplement), S46–S58.

Rural Food Access
Houghtaling, B., Balis, L., Pradhananga, N., Cater, M., & Holston, D. (2023). Healthy eating and active living policy, systems, and environmental changes in rural Louisiana: A contextual inquiry to inform implementation strategies. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 20(1), 132.

School Wellness
Ohri-Vachaspati, P., Acciai, F., Melnick, E. M., Lloyd, K., Martinelli, S., DeWeese, R. S., DiSantis, K. I., Tulloch, D., DeLia, D., & Yedidia, M. J. (2023). Food Environments Within and Outside of Schools Play a Critical Role in Curtailing the Rise in Obesity among School-Aged Children over Time. The Journal of Nutrition.
NEWS & UPDATES
RESOURCES
WEBINARS & EVENTS
FEDERAL, STATE, & LOCAL UPDATES & REPORTS
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago - Manager, Evaluation Programs


Blue Star Families - Associate Director, Evaluation

Bread of the World - Senior Policy Advisor, Domestic

Center for Environmental Farming Systems - Events Assistant

First Nations Development Institute - Program Officer, Nourishing Native Foods & Health

The Food Trust - Multiple positions

Good Food Institute - Legislative Director

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Tufts University - Call for Proposals, Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics Partnership, deadline 1/31/24


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Call for Proposals, Evidence for Action: Indigenous-Led Solutions to Advance Health Equity and Wellbeing, deadline 3/1/24
STUDENT & EARLY CAREER SECTION
The Bloomberg American Health Initiative - Fellowships

The Commonwealth Fund - Call for Applications, The Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy at Harvard University, deadline 12/1/23

Food Corps - Join the Corps

Harvard Medical School/Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute - Postdoctoral fellowship

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This digest is based on a compilation of news services and listservs developed by Sheila Fleischhacker, PhD, JD, RDN during her time as co-chair of the HER NOPREN COVID-19 Food & Nutrition Work Group and operationalized on a weekly basis by HER. The new bi-weekly digest is created by NOPREN and reviewed by Dr. Fleischhacker. The digest is jointly supported by Healthy Eating Research (HER) and the Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network (NOPREN). HER is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; NOPREN is supported by Cooperative Agreement Number 5U48DP00498-05 funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity and Prevention Research Centers Program. The findings and conclusions in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position of HER, CDC, DHHS, or the USDA.