From the Coordinating Center

State-of-the-Science will be on Summer Break this August
Please join us on September 11 @ 9am PT/12pm ET for a presentation on
The State of Food is Medicine: Challenges & Opportunities

Missed our July session on the Housing Crisis and Food Assistance with Carl Gershenson? You can find this session and all past SOS recordings here.

Upcoming Work Group Meetings

August topics include:

And More!

Information about upcoming Work Group meetings can be found here.

Click here to listen to all past webinar recordings.
HER NOPREN Summer Speaker Series
Join us for the next session in the HER NOPREN Summer Speaker Series for Students

Wednesday, August 9th, 4-5 PM ET

COVID-19 Policy Implications for USDA Child Nutrition Programs and SNAP

Speakers: Carolyn Vega and Anne Konarski (Share our Strength)
Moderator: Jessica Soldavini (UNC Chapel Hill, HER NOPREN COVID-19 Food & Nutrition Work Group Fellow)

This session will discuss policies and USDA waivers related to SNAP and child nutrition programs, including school and summer meals, during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will discuss lessons learned and policies that have been passed since the waivers and COVID-19 policies expired that have allowed some of the changes to continue as well as implications from COVID-19 policies and waivers for future policy change.
Check out past recordings here, including our July 26th session on Making Water Win: Policies to Build Quality & Access.
NOPREN HER Resource Digest
The bi-weekly digest is a joint product of NOPREN and HER.

Send relevant resources to or click here for inclusion in a future digest.
Early Childhood
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. (2023). Research with Pregnant and Lactating Persons: Mitigating Risk and Liability: Proceedings of a Workshop–in Brief. Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press. 

Food and Nutrition Security
Hamad, R., Yeb, J., Jackson, K., Gosliner, W., & Fernald, L. C. H. (2023). Potential mechanisms linking poverty alleviation and health: An analysis of benefit spending among recipients of the U.S. earned income tax credit. BMC Public Health, 23(1), 1385.

School Wellness
Cohen, J. FW., Richardson, S., March, W. W., Gosliner, W., & Hauser, R. (2023). Phthalates, adipates, BPA, and pesticides in school meals. Environmental Research, 116632.

Tsai, M. M., Olarte, D. A., Hager, E. R., Cohen, J. F. W., & Turner, L. (2023). Prevalence of Recess and Supportive Practices at a Nationwide Sample of Public Elementary Schools in the United States. Journal of School Health.
Metropolitan State University - Nutrition Diversity Conference, 9/8/23 @ 6a PT

USDA & HSS - Third Meeting of the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, 9/12/23 - 9/23/23, registration opens 8/10/23 @ 10a ET
Agricultural Marketing Service - Legal Administrative Specialist (Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist), deadline 7/31/23

Berkeley Food Institute - Executive Director, deadline 8/10/23

Chef Ann Foundation - Multiple positions

Evidence Action - Senior Associate, Nutrition

Feed the Children - U.S. Program Specialist

FRAC - SNAP Director

Global Health Advocacy Incubator - Director, Food and Nutrition Research

Global Health Advocacy Incubator - Director, Food Policy Program

Lunch Assist, Inc. - Multiple positions

Mathematica - Executive Director, Health Evaluation & Business Director

Public Health Institute - Nutrition Advisor

The Network for Public Health Law - Deputy Director – Policy, Equity, and Community Impact

The Network for Public Health Law - Program Coordinator, National Office

Socially Responsible Agriculture Project - Impacted Communities Coordinator

University of Connecticut, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Health - Research Program Coordinator, deadline 7/31/23

Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo - Student Host Application, deadline 8/2/23

National Academies of Science, Engineering, & Medicine - New Voices Application, deadline 8/10/23
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation - Communications and Dissemination Fellowship, deadline 8/22/23

Community Action Partnership Orange County - OC Program Produce Intern

Earthjustice - Law Clerkship, Summer 2024, deadline 9/4/23

Federation of American Scientists - Food Supply Chain Impact Fellowship, deadline 8/7/23
Groceries to Go, NYC DOHMH - Research Assistant/Interviewer

NIH - Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, deadline 8/1/23

Rutgers Cooperative Extension - School Climate Change Corps Member, Department of Family and Community Health Sciences

University of Minnesota, School of Public Health - Minnesota Obesity Prevention Fellowship, deadline 8/14/23

University of Minnesota, School of Public Health - Research on Eating and Activity for Community Health (REACH)

USDA - ARS Nutrition Science Fellowship, deadline 9/1/23
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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, DHHS, or the USDA.