From the Coordinating Center
Food is Medicine in 2023
September 11 @ 9am PT/12pm ET

Hear from our panel of speakers:

Caree Cotwright, PhD, RDN
Director of Nutrition Security and Health Equity, USDA

Hilary Seligman, MD, MAS
Professor, University of California, San Francisco

Diane Harris, PhD, MPH, CHES
Senior Health Scientist and Team Lead, Healthy Food Environments, CDC, DNPAO

Passcode: 610909
Meeting ID: 910 5393 6229

Missed a State-of-the-Science? All past recordings can be found here.
Upcoming Work Group Meetings

September topics include:

Preliminary Results of a Scoping Review, Food Service Guidelines WG

Surgical Childhood Obesity Treatment, Pediatric Obesity Health Services Research WG

WIC Modernization and Outreach, WIC Research Learning Collaborative WG

And More!

Information about upcoming Work Group meetings can be found here.

Click here to listen to all past webinar recordings.
Drinking Water Work Group Fellow Opportunities
Work Group Fellow
The Drinking Water Work Group is seeking a fellow (PhD or doctoral student) to provide work group management support. Responsibilities would include managing meeting logistics, assisting in organizing meeting agendas and notes, and arranging guest speakers for group meetings. It would also entail managing potential projects emerging from the group. A $1000 stipend is available.

Water in Schools Implementation Toolkit Project Fellows
As part of the NOPREN Drinking Water Work Group Water in Schools Implementation Toolkit Project, we are looking for two project fellows to support literature reviews, policy scans and product development tasks related to our work group project from September 2023 - August 2024. The work group project fellows will assist key collaborators with knowledge of drinking water, educational policy and programs, and implementation approaches in conducting a search of existing materials to inform the update and development of a drinking water in school policy implementation toolkit. A stipend of $2000 per fellow is available for this opportunity.

To read more about these positions, click here. Interested applicants should contact Angie Cradock for more information. Note DWWG Student Fellow Position in the Subject Line.
NOPREN HER Resource Digest
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Featured Publication
Chriqui, J. F., Asada, Y., Smith, N. R., Kroll-Desrosiers, A., & Lemon, S. C. (2023). Advancing the science of policy implementation: A call to action for the implementation science field. Translational Behavioral Medicine, ibad034.
de Carvalho, C. A. (2023). Editorial: The impact of COVID-19 on food security around the world. Frontiers in Public Health, 11.

Woodward-Lopez, G., Esaryk, E. E., Hewawitharana, S. C., Kao, J., Talmage, E., & Rider, C. D. (2023). Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education reductions during COVID-19 may have exacerbated health inequities. SSM - Population Health, 23, 101471.

Food and Nutrition Security

Ferrero, E. M., Yunker, A. G., Cuffe, S., Gautam, S., Mendoza, K., Bhupathiraju, S., & Mattei, J. (2023). Nutrition and Health in the LGBTQ+ Community: A Narrative Review. Advances in Nutrition, 0(0).

Food Marketing
Singer, S., & Downs, S. J. (2023b). The ‘Product Environment’ is an Important Driver of Health. It’s Time to Measure It. American Journal of Health Promotion, 08901171231195368.
Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs
Anderson, C. E., Au, L. E., Yepez, C. E., Ritchie, L. D., Tsai, M. M., & Whaley, S. E. (2023). Increased WIC Cash Value Benefit is Associated with Greater Amount and Diversity of Redeemed Fruits and Vegetables among Participating Households. Current Developments in Nutrition, 7(9).

Giombi, K. C., Rabbitt, M. P., & Karns, S. (2023). Military Eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Simulating the Exemption of the Basic Allowance for Housing from Gross Income. The Journal of Nutrition, 153(9), 2726–2735.

Nutrition Policy
Haddad, L. (2023). Essential steps for transforming national food systems. Nature Food, 4(8), Article 8.

School Wellness
Kahn, C. B., John, B., Shin, S. S., Whitman, R., Yazzie, A. S., Goldtooth-Halwood, R., Hecht, K., Hecht, C., Vollmer, L., Egge, M., Nelson, N., Bitah, K., & George, C. (2023). Teacher and Caregiver Perspectives on Water Is K’é: An Early Child Education Program to Promote Healthy Beverages among Navajo Children. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(17), Article 17.
Alliance for a Healthier Generation - ESSER & Whole Child Health: The Walking Classroom, an Innovative Learning Solution, 9/12/23 @ 6p ET

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine - Use of Meta-Analyses in Nutrition Research and Policy: Planning of Meta-Analysis, 9/19/23 @ 12p ET

National Center on Health Statistics - Population-Based Survey Experience in Multimode Health and Nutrition Data Collection, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 10/4/23 @ 1:30p ET
NIH - Interventions, Promoting the Science and Practice of Behavior Maintenance, 9/22 @ 11a ET

NIH - Measurement, Promoting the Science and Practice of Behavior Maintenance, 9/20 @11a ET

Office of Dietary Supplements - Updates from the FDA Office of Dietary Supplement Programs, 9/13/23 @ 11a ET

West Coast Climate & Materials Management Forum - Achieving Zero Food Waste: State Policy Toolkit and EPA’s Climate Pollution Reduction Grants, 9/13/23 @ 2p ET

The Rockerfeller Foundation - Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

USDA - Attorney Advisor (General), International Affairs, Food Assistance and Farm and Rural Programs Division, deadline 10/1/23

Washington State Department of Health - Electronic Healthy Incentives Project Coordinator (HSC3)
FRAC - Request for Proposals, Equitable Access to Child Nutrition Programs, deadline 10/3/23
Building H - Quick Volunteer Opportunity, Building H Index

Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences - Submit an Abstract, IAFNS Science Innovation Showcase, deadline 11/13/23

Share Our Strength - Request for Proposal, Evaluator for an NIH Project
USDA - Request for Comments, Assessing Equity in Work Requirements and SNAP Employment & Training

USDA - Request for Comments, Reasons for Under-Redemption of the WIC Cash-Value Benefit

WHO - Request for Comments, Online public consultation: draft guidance on regulatory measures aimed at restricting digital marketing of breast-milk substitutes, deadline 9/17/23
Arizona State University - Postdoctoral Scholar, Public Health Nutrition, deadline 11/1/23

Chef Ann Foundation - Fellowship, Healthy School Food Pathway, deadline 10/1/23

Cornell University - Research Assistant (3 positions)

John Hopkins Center for a Livable Future - Student Research Assistant Positions
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - Bloomberg American Health Fellowship

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine - The Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, deadline 10/16/23

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - 2023 Information Sessions, Health Policy Fellows

U.S. Office of Personnel Management - Presidential Management Fellows
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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.