From the Coordinating Center
NOPREN State-of-the-Science
February 13th @ 9am/12pm ET
Lessons from the Shape Up Somerville Impact Evaluation: Catalyzing Communities to Prevent Obesity and Achieve Child Health Equity

Christina Economos, PhD (Tufts University)

Dr. Economos will discuss how they engage communities in the process of understanding and changing systems, putting community perspectives at the fore to advance shared goals and improve child health. This process places a unique emphasis on building community capabilities to visualize complexity, understand connections, generate deep understanding of health and wellbeing, and explore action to meaningfully impact the health of an entire community.

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

Measuring & 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

WIC Research Impact Award Ceremony, WIC Research Learning Collaborative

Information about upcoming Work Group meetings can be found here.
Check out 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
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Chaney, A. M., Ritchie, L. D., Whaley, S. E., Tsai, M. M., Randel-Schreiber, H. R., Yepez, C. E., Sabatier, S., Young, A., Meza, M., & Au, L. E. (2023). Racial and Ethnic Comparisons in Satisfaction with Services Provided by the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children in California. Nutrients, 15(2), 447.

Dehghan, M., Mente, A., Rangarajan, S., Mohan, V., Swaminathan, S., Avezum, A., Lear, S. A., Rosengren, A., Poirier, P., Lanas, F., Lopez-Jaramillo, P., Soman, B., Wang, C., Orlandini, A., Mohammadifard, N., AlHabib, K. F., Chifamba, J., Yusufali, A. H., Iqbal, R., … Yusuf, S. (2023b). Ultra-processed foods and mortality: Analysis from the Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiology study. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 117(1), 55–63.
Silver, L. D., Padon, A. A., Li, L., Simard, B. J., & Greenfield, T. K. (2023). Changes in sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in the first two years (2018 – 2020) of San Francisco’s tax: A prospective longitudinal study. PLOS Global Public Health, 3(1), e0001219.

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).
Halverson, M. M., & Karpyn, A. (2023). Pandemic-Era WIC Participation in Wilmington, Delaware: Participants’ Experiences and Challenges. Nutrients, 15(3), Article 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.
Lemke, M. K., Houghtaling, B., Winkler, M. R., & Hege, A. (2023). Rethinking Efforts to Improve Dietary Patterns Among Long-Haul Truck Drivers: Transforming Truck Stop Retail Food Environments Through Upstream Change. American Journal of Health Promotion, 08901171231155050.
Mathiassen, A., Lovon, M., Baille, B., Ogden, K., & Sandström, S. (2022). Using Household Consumption Data to Flag Low Nutrient Access. Food and Nutrition Bulletin, 43(4), 479–499.
Nguyen, M., Jarvis, S. E., Tinajero, M. G., Yu, J., Chiavaroli, L., Mejia, S. B., Khan, T. A., Tobias, D. K., Willett, W. C., Hu, F. B., Hanley, A. J., Birken, C. S., Sievenpiper, J. L., & Malik, V. S. (2023). Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and weight gain in children and adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies and randomized controlled trials. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 117(1), 160–174.

Troen, A. M., Martins, A. P. B., Aguado, I. H., Popkin, B., Mozaffarian, D., Caraher, M., Yaroch, A. L., Bordonada, M. Á. R., & Levine, H. (2023). Israel decides to cancel sweetened beverage tax in setback to public health. The Lancet.
Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative - Indigenous Food and Agricultural Law Symposium, 4/21/23

National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference, Save the Date, 5/7/23 - 5/9/27

Native Farm Bill Coalition - Native American Food Fair, 5/11/2023

The Veggie Van Training Center - 2023 Mobile Market Summit, 3/13/23 - 3/14/23

Feeding America - Director, Government Affairs.

USDA - Nutritionist, deadline 2/16/23.

Food First/Institute for Food Development and Policy - Program Officer, deadline 2/15/23.

International Fresh Produce Association - Science & Technology Coordinator.

Johns Hopkins University - Research Program Coordinator.
Library of Congress - Analyst in Agricultural Policy, Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service, deadline 2/20/23.

Mathematica - Child Nutrition Policy Senior Researcher, Deputy Area Director.

Michigan State University - Professor, WK Kellogg Chair, review begins 3/1/23.

The National Grocers Association Foundation - Project Director, deadline 2/17/23.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte - Assistant Professor in Community Health, Department of Public Health Sciences, deadline 2/15/23.

U.S. Agency for International Development
American Heart Association and Aramark - Healthy for Life, deadline 2/28/23

Department of Health and Human Services - The State of Physical Activity and Nutrition Program (SPAN), deadline 3/28/23

FFAR - Seeding Solutions 2023, Pre-Proposals, deadline 3/8/23

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Call for Proposals, Healthy Eating Research, deadline 4/5/23

CDC - Host Site Opportunity, 2023 Public Health Associate Program, deadline 2/28/23

School Nutrition Foundation - Professional Development Scholarship, deadline 3/31/23

The Center for Good Food Purchasing - Policy Fellow, deadline 2/27/23.

FDA - ORISE Fellowship, deadline 2/20/23.

FoodCorps - FoodCorps Service Member, deadline 3/27/23.

Københavns Universitet - PhD Fellowship, Department of Food and Resource Economics, deadline 4/20/23.

The Root Cause Coalition - TRCC General Internship.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Healthy People Health Policy Fellowship, deadline 3/13/23.
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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.