NOPREN Working Groups are comprised of individuals conducting research and related activities in the content areas described below. Member researchers address methodological issues; collaborate on research projects; and disseminate results to a variety of audiences.
The Food Policy Council Working Group focuses on researching and assessing the work of Food Policy Councils related to increasing access to healthy food and beverage options.
The Policy Research Impact Working Group focuses on researching and enhancing the channels of communication between nutrition and obesity researchers and decision makers.
The Rural Food Access Working Group aims to address research gaps and promote the role of research in policy identification, development and evaluation related to understanding and increasing access to healthy foods in rural areas.
The Water Access Working Group focuses on policies and economic issues regarding free and safe water access. This group focuses primarily on school settings, but works within an overarching framework that may be applied to other settings.
Cross-Network Working Groups are a collaborative effort of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Healthy Eating Research (HER) and Active Living Research (ALR) programs and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network (NOPREN) and Physical Activity Policy Research Network (PAPRN).
The Early Care and Education working group focuses on improving the health of young children through improved research and practice in out-of-home care settings.
NOPREN Project Period: 2011-2014 NOPREN is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under cooperative agreement number 1-U48-DP-001946. The findings and conclusions are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent that official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.