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From the Coordinating Center
NOPREN State-of-the-Science:
November 14th @12pm ET
Title: What can the healthcare sector do about patients’ social conditions? 

Speaker: Laura Gottlieb, University of California, San Francisco, Social Interventions Research & Evaluation Network (SIREN)

In this presentation, Dr. Gottlieb will share recent and anticipated policy recommendations, practice innovations, and research focused on social and medical care integration in the US healthcare sector.

Passcode: 610909
Meeting ID: 910 5393 6229
November Work Group Meetings
Featured topics include:

Lessons from adaptations to COVID-19 as strategies for building food system resilience, COVID-19 Food & Nutrition WG

Promoting wellness among ECE professionals, Early Childhood WG

Farmers to Families Food Box Evaluation, Food Security WG

And More!

Information about upcoming Work Group meetings can be found here.
Work Group Opportunities
Food Policy Council Work Group: Fellow Position Available

The NOPREN Food Policy Council (FPC) Work Group is seeking a work group fellow for the upcoming year. The FPC working group is led by Dr. Larissa Calancie at Tufts and Dr. Kristen Cooksey-Stowers at UConn. More information about the work group is available here:

This is an excellent opportunity to develop relationships with other FPC, nutrition, and obesity researchers and decision-makers. This is a 1-year position and the fellow will receive a $1000 stipend for their time.

To read more about the position, click here.

To apply, please email Larissa Calancie a brief explanation of your interest in the position and your resume.
Early Childhood Work Group: Two Fellow Positions Available

The NOPREN Early Childhood Work Group is seeking two fellows. Applications close this Friday, October 28th! This 1-year position requires a commitment of 5-7 hours/month. You will receive a $1,000 stipend and an invitation to attend the HER Annual Meeting in March 2023.
Responsibilities include: managing meeting logistics, assisting in organizing meeting agendas, arranging guest speakers for group meetings and managing potential projects emerging from the group.
Read more about the position here.

If interested, please send your resume and a brief description of why you would like this position to: Alison Tovar & Kate Bauer by October 28th.
Healthy Food Retail Work Group: Dollar Store Academic Network
HFR WG members recently formed a Dollar Store Academic Network with the goal of conducting a larger study of the Dollar Store food environment across diverse nationwide settings. You are invited to join this group and/or consider sharing Dollar Store data to support a collaborative future grant application. Learn more here.

To get involved or receive more information, please contact: Rachael Dombrowski or Samantha Sundermeir.
NOPREN HER Resource Digest
The weekly digest is a joint product of NOPREN and HER.

Please send any relevant resources to or click the following link for possible inclusion in a future digest.

This digest is based on a compilation of more than 200 news services and listservs developed by Sheila Fleischhacker and HER. The bi-weekly digest is created by NOPREN and reviewed by Sheila Fleischhacker, former co-chair of the HER NOPREN COVID-19 Food & Nutrition Work Group. The content in this digest are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position of CDC, DHHS, USDA, or HER.
Alick, C. L., Samuel-Hodge, C., Ammerman, A., Ellis, K. R., Rini, C., & Tate, D. F. (2022). Motivating Weight Loss Among Black Adults in Relationships: Recommendations for Weight Loss Interventions. Health Education & Behavior.

Anderson, A., Lazarus, J., & Anderson Steeves, E. (2022). Navigating Hidden Hunger: An Exploratory Analysis of the Lived Experience of Food Insecurity among College Students. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19(19). 12952.

Appelhans, B. M. (2022). The Cognitive Burden of Poverty: A Mechanism of Socioeconomic Health Disparities. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Archer, E. (2022). Guidelines on “added” sugars are unscientific and unnecessary. Nature Reviews. Cardiology.

Basinger, E. D., Quinlan, M. M., & Rawlings, M. (2022). Memorable Messages About Fat Bodies Before, During, and After Pregnancy. Health Communication.

Chen, Y.-Y., Chen, G.-C., Abittan, N., Xing, J., Mossavar-Rahmani, Y., Sotres-Alvarez, D., Mattei, J., Daviglus, M., Isasi, C. R., Hu, F. B., Kaplan, R., & Qi, Q. (2022). Healthy dietary patterns and risk of cardiovascular disease in US Hispanics/Latinos: The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL). The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 116(4), 920–927.

Cheng, S., Kaminga, A. C., Liu, Q., Wu, F., Wang, Z., Wang, X., & Liu, X. (2022). Association between weight status and bullying experiences among children and adolescents in schools: An updated meta-analysis. Child Abuse & Neglect, 134, 105833.

Dailey, A., Davidson, K., Gaskin, K., Cooper, L., Schell, B., Gagliardi, Y., & Glahn, K. (2022). Responding to Food Insecurity and Community Crises through Food Policy Council Partnerships in a Rural Setting. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 16(2S), 39–44.

Fornaro, E. G., McCrossan, E., Hawes, P., Erdem, E., & McLoughlin, G. M. (2022). Key determinants to school breakfast program implementation in Philadelphia public schools: Implications for the role of SNAP-Ed. Frontiers in Public Health.

Forrest, B. M., Leong-Salobir, C., Heldke, L., & Kiliç, Z. (2022). Like a Moth to a candle-lit dinner: Food and storytelling. Food, Culture & Society, 25(4), 631–639.

Frisco, M. L., Shaulis, K., Van Hook, J., & Hummer, R. A. (2022). Racial and Ethnic Disparities in U.S. Obesity Prevalence: What Have We Learned from Demographic and Population Health Science? In G. Garcia-Alexander & Jr. Poston Dudley L. (Eds.), International Handbook of the Demography of Obesity (pp. 137–152). Springer International Publishing.

Fyfe-Johnson, A. L., Reid, M. M., Jiang, L., Chang, J. J., Huyser, K. R., Hiratsuka, V. Y., Johnson-Jennings, M. D., Conway, C. M., Goins, T. R., Sinclair, K. A., Steiner, J. F., Brega, A. G., Manson, S. M., & O’Connell, J. (2022). Social Determinants of Health and Body Mass Index in American Indian/Alaska Native Children. Childhood Obesity.

Grigsby-Duffy, L. Brooks, R., Boelsen-Robinson, T., Blake, M. R., Backholder, K., Palermo, C., & Peeters, A. (2022). Impact of primary school nutrition policy on the school food environment: A systematic review. Health Promotion International 37(5).

Kasman, M., Hammond, R. A., Purcell, R., Heuberger, B., Moore, T. R., Grummon, A. H., Wu, A. J., Block, J. P., Hivert, M.-F., Oken, E., & Kleinman, K. (2022). An agent-based model of child sugar-sweetened beverage consumption: Implications for policies and practices. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 116(4), 1019–1029.

Klapp, A.-L., Feil, N., & Risius, A. (2022). A Global Analysis of National Dietary Guidelines On Plant-Based Diets and Substitutions for Animal-Based Foods. Current Developments in Nutrition, nzac144.

Le, V. T., Rhew, I. C., Kosterman, R., Lovasi, G. S., & Frank, L. D. (2022). Associations of Cumulative and Point-in-Time Neighborhood Poverty and Walkability with Body Mass from Age 30 to 39. Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine.

Musicus, A. A., Roberto, C. A., Moran, A. J., Sorscher, S., Greenthal, E., & Rimm, E. B. (2022). Effect of Front-of-Package Information, Fruit Imagery, and High–Added Sugar Warning Labels on Parent Beverage Choices for Children: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Network Open, 5(10), e2236384.

Park, J., Kim, C., & Son, S. (2022). Disparities in food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic: A two-year analysis. Cities, 104003.

Rahal, D., Chiang, J., Huynh, V. W., Bower, J. E., McCreath, H., & Fuligni, A. (2022). Low subjective social status is associated with daily selection of fewer healthy foods and more high-fat/high sugar foods. Appetite, 106338.

Robinson-Oghogho, J. N., Thorpe, R. J., & Neff, R. A. (2022). Dietary Behaviors among New Users of Meal-Kit Services during the Early Months of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Nutrients, 14(19), 3953.

Shonrock, A. T., Miller, J. C., Byrd, R., Sall, K. E., Jansen, E., Carraway, M., Campbell, L., & Carels, R. A. (2022). Experienced weight stigma, internalized weight bias, and maladaptive eating patterns among heterosexual and sexual minority individuals. Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD.

Zuercher, M. D., Cohen, J. F. W., Hecht, C. E., Hecht, K., Ritchie, L. D., & Gosliner, W. (2022). Providing School Meals to All Students Free of Charge during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond: Challenges and Benefits Reported by School Foodservice Professionals in California. Nutrients, 14(18), 3855.

Rise - The Social Determinants of Health Policy Forum, 11/28/22 - 11/30/22, in person.

Yale School of Public Health - Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) Training Workshop, 6/26/23-6/30/23, submission deadline 12/15/22.

Fair Food Network - Multiple Positions.

Indiana University Bloomington School of Public Health - Multiple Positions.

Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative, University of Arkansas - Multiple Positions.
Kansas State University - Rural Grocery Project Administrator, deadline 11/13/22.

NIH - Openings for Scientific Review Officers, open 10/31/22-11/9/22.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Open Rank Professor, the Economics of Food Policy, deadline 11/15/22.

Johns Hopkins, Bloomberg School of Public Health - Bloomberg Fellows Program, deadline 12/1/22.

The Jackson Medical Mall Foundation - Double Up Mississippi Outreach Coordinators.

Vital Strategies - Health Food Policy Fellowship, deadline 11/14/22.

Vital Village Networks at Boston Medical Center - 2023 Community Food Systems Fellowship, deadline 11/7/22.
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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