From the Coordinating Center
NOPREN State-of-the-Science
February 13th @ 9am/12pm ET

Case study: Shape Up Somerville Impact Evaluation

Christina Economos, PhD (Dean ad interim Professor, New balance Chair in Childhood Nutrition Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy)

Passcode: 610909
Meeting ID: 910 5393 6229
February Work Group Meetings
Upcoming topics include:

Managing & communicating obesity risk in Head Starts, Early Childhood WG

Identifying schools with increased risk of lead in drinking water, Drinking Water WG

New and Innovative Measures in Healthy Food Retail, Healthy Food Retail

Use of an implementation science framework to advance healthy food retail, Rural Food Access WG

Breakfast in classroom initiatives and recess policies, School Wellness WG

Information about upcoming Work Group meetings can be found here.
Announcing the 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 activities and spotlights the many ways in which NOPREN researchers influence public health nutrition research, practice, and policy. Included in the collection are articles on drinking water access, food and nutrition interventions, healthy food retail, federal nutrition assistance programs (including school meals, SNAP, and WIC), healthy food retail, early childhood and breastfeeding, and the effects of the pandemic on food and nutrition security.

NOPREN HER Resource Digest
The bi-weekly digest is a joint product of NOPREN and HER.

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Byker Shanks, C., Andress, L., Hardison-Moody, A., Jilcott Pitts, S., Patton-Lopez, M., Prewitt, T. E., Dupuis, V., Wong, K., Kirk-Epstein, M., Engelhard, E., Hake, M., Osborne, I., Hoff, C., & Haynes-Maslow, L. (2022). Food Insecurity in the Rural United States: An Examination of Struggles and Coping Mechanisms to Feed a Family among Households with a Low-Income. Nutrients, 14(24), 5250.

Greene, M., Kroeger, R., Stroope, S., Houghtaling, B., & Holson, D. (2022). An Analysis of Equity in Service Provided by the SNAP-Ed Program: A Comparison of Dietary Outcomes among African American and White Participants in Louisiana. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 10(3).

Houghtaling, B., Misyak, S., Serrano, E., Dombrowski, R. D., Holston, D., Singleton, C. R., & Harden, S. M. (2023). Using the Exploration, Preparation, Implementation, and Sustainment (EPIS) Framework to Advance the Science and Practice of Healthy Food Retail. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, S1499-4046(22)00557-7.
Mande, J., & Flaherty, G. (2023). Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program as a health intervention. Current Opinion in Pediatrics, 35(1), 33–38.

Sanjeevi, N., Freeland-Graves, J. H., & Wright, G. J. (2022). Food Security Status, WIC Participation, and Early Childhood Caries in a Nationally Representative Sample of Children. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, S2212-2672(22)00599-8.
Bipartisan Policy Center - Making Food Nutrition and Security a SNAP, 1/31/23 @ 1p ET

Dietary Guidelines for America - Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Meeting, 2/9/23-2/10/23

FRAC - Summer Meals: Back to Basics Series, multiple dates
At-Large DC Councilmember Christina Henderson - Health Policy Legislative Counsel, deadline 1/30/23

USDA - Program Analyst, deadline 2/2/23

Feeding America - Specialist, Policy (Federal)

Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative, University of Arkansas - Multiple Positions
Mitchell Hamline School of Law - Staff Attorney, Public Health Law Center

FoodMinds, Padilla - Vice President, Food & Nutrition Affairs

Produce Perks - Evaluation Consultant Request for Proposals, deadline 2/17/23

Public Health Law Center - Multiple Positions

Reinvestment Fund - Program Manager, Health Food Financing Initiative

Share Our Strength - Multiple Positions

USAID - Supervisory Program Manager, deadline 1/31/23
Department of Health and Human Services - Grant Opportunity: The High Obesity Program, deadline 3/21/23

FRAC - WIC CIAO Request for Applications, deadline 3/23/23

Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative, University of Arkansas - Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservation (FDPIR) Self-Determination Demonstration Project (Round 2), deadline 1/31/23

Nutrition Incentive Hub - Capacity Building and Innovation Fund, deadline 2/27/23
American Society for Nutrition - Call for Abstracts: Nutrition 2023, deadline 3/1/23

Dietary Guidelines for Americans - Submit a Comment, Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Health Equity - Call for Papers, deadline 4/19/23
The Network for Public Health Law - Call for Abstracts: 2023 Public Health Law Conference, 2/6/23

School Nutrition Association - SNA Seeks Editor for Twice-Yearly Research Journal, deadline 3/17/23

Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society - 2023 Student Research Paper Awards, deadline 2/15/23

Boston College of Social Work - Postdoctoral Researcher (Implementation Science)

Cornell University, Department of Communication - Postdoctoral Associate in Community-Engaged Research, deadline 3/19/23

Tribal Agriculture Fellowship - Fellowship, deadline 2/10/23

University of Melbourne - Research Assistant, deadline 2/20/23

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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, or DHHS.