From the Coordinating Center
NOPREN State-of-the-Science:
September 12 @ 12pm ET
  • Amy Warnock, CDC, DNPAO: Federal perspective on food service guidelines
  • Dr. Shafika Abrahams-Gessel, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health: Implementing federal food service guidelines in worksite cafeterias leads to improved outcomes and cost savings
  • Ynke deKoe and Dr. Amy Meyering, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE): Implementing and Evaluating Food Service Guidelines through the Colorado Healthy Hospital Compact

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Meeting ID: 910 5393 6229
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Cruz Flisco, V.D., O’Shea, C., Ing, C., Boushey, C., & Pokhrel, P. (2022). Ethnic differences in fast-food advertising exposure and body mass index among Asian American/Pacific Islander and White young adults. Obesity Research & Clinical Practice.

Cullerton, K., Patay, D., Waller, M. et al. (2022). Competing public narratives in nutrition policy: insights into the ideational barriers of public support for regulatory nutrition measures. Health Research Policy and Systems, 20, 86.

Dolton, P.J. & Tafesse, W. (2022). Childhood obesity, is fast food exposure a factor? Economics & Human Biology, 46.

Halverson, M. M. & Karpyn, A. (2022). WIC Participants’ Perceptions of the Cash-Value Benefit Increase during the COVID-19 PandemicNutrients,14(17), 3509.
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Kendrick, KN, Marcondes, FO, Stanford, FC, Mukamal, KJ. (2022). Medicaid expansion and health care access for individuals with obesity in the United States. Obesity (Silver Spring), 30(9): 1787- 1795. doi:10.1002/oby.23531.

Martinez C.E., Ritchie L.D., Lee D.L., Tsai M.M., Anderson C.E., & Whaley S.E. (2022) California WIC Participants Report Favorable Impacts of the COVID-Related Increase to the WIC Cash Value BenefitInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19(17):10604.

Mazzù, M.F., Baccelloni, A., & Finistauri, P. (2022). Uncovering the Effect of European Policy-Making Initiatives in Addressing Nutrition-Related Issues: A Systematic Literature Review and Bibliometric Analysis on Front-of-Pack Labels. Nutrients 14(16):3423.



Healthy Eating Research and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation - Healthy Drinks, Healthy Kids Webinars - SSBs, Juice and Non-Nutritive Sweeteners: A Deeper Dive Into the Science and Resulting Recommendations, 9/6/22 @ 12pm CT.

Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research - Public conversation on the latest AgMission initiative, latest research and other topics, 9/8/22 @ 10am ET.

USAID Advancing Nutrition - Complementary Feeding in Emergencies Programming and Resources, 9/8/2022 @ 9am ET.

NASEM Health and Medicine - Review of Federal Policies that Contribute to Health Inequities, 9/9/22 @ 2pm ET.

UTHealth and The Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living - Food Prescription Programs: The Houston Food Bank Experience and Outcomes, 9/13/22 @ 10am PT.

The American Heart Association and NACCHO - Building a Community Workforce Capacity to Enable Support Chest/Breastfeeding, 9/13/22 @ 1pm ET.



Feeding America - Manager, Research

Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research - Development Operations Manager

George Washington University - Senior Research Assistant

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Multiple Positions

University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources - Program Assistant 3

Utah State University, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences department in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences - Assistant Professor




Baltimore City Department of Planning

The Breakthrough Institute - Generation Fellowship

FoodCorps Service Member - Multiple Positions

USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program - Payne Fellowship

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Health Policy Fellows 2022 Information Sessions
  • 9/14/22 @ 3pm ET
  • 9/27/22 @ 11am ET
  • 10/12/22 @ 12pm ET
  • 10/25/22 @ 3pm ET
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This 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