COVID-19 Response


  1. COVID-19 guidance (NEW) for Parks and Recreational Facilities including guidance for park visitors and administrators and addresses organized activities and sports:
  2. COVID-19 guidance (NEW) on Child Care Programs that remain open to serve “essential worker” families:
  3. COVID-19 guidance on Running Essential Errands including getting groceries:


  1. COVID-19 Best Practices for Retail Food Stores, Restaurants, and Food Pick-Up/Delivery Services During

COVID-19 HER Resource Manager

The team at RWJF HER has created a shareable google spreadsheet that lists funded research/projects, publications, and resources related to food insecurity or diet quality/nutritional adequacy and COVID-19.

We encourage you to use (and share) this resource to prevent duplication of efforts as well as encourage collaboration on projects. If you choose to add a research project you are currently working on AND need additional support/collaborators, please include your contact information (keeping in mind this spreadsheet is accessible to anyone who has the link).

You can access the spreadsheet here:

NOPREN COVID-19 Food Access Work Group

This ad hoc work group is comprised of NOPREN researchers and practitioners exploring ways to inform policy and practice in real-time, as well as examine the impacts of federal, tribal, state, and local COVID-19 relevant decisions on food security and dietary intake.  Sub-groups are focusing on school meals (school closures mean millions of children have lost access to school-based breakfast and lunch on weekdays), the charitable food system, and other pandemic-related issues.

  • Meets every Friday (3:30pm-5:00pm EST)
  • Contact Caroline Dunn Glagola Dunn at: for more information or to join


HER/NOPREN Healthy Food Retail Work Group WIC Retail Learning Collaborative

  • Join by Zoom (contact Kirsten Arm at for link)
  • Agenda:

– COVID-19 Response – WIC Relevant Implications – Perspectives from WIC, FRAC, and other members
– Overview of Relief Package relevant provisions
– Discussion of potential group endeavors

HER/NOPREN Early Childhood Work Group: the EC Work Group has created a Google doc to share nutrition education resources for parents now home schooling their children and for in-home child care providers.  See

NOPREN Food Security Work Group CallCharitable Food System Response to COVID-19, Emily Engelhard, Feeding America: The Food Security Work Group met to discuss best practices for the Charitable Food System in responding to the COVID-19 situation. The group also discussed ways the system is currently responding, challenges arising, and ways to improve the response to the COVID-19 situation. Click here to access the call recording.

NOPREN Rural Food Access Call—Rural Food Insecurity and COVID-19, No Kid Hungry and the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: The Rural Food Access  Work Group and No Kid Hungry North Carolina collaborated to discuss efforts of No Kid Hungry North Carolina to support food and nutrition needs amidst school closing. They also discussed how rural communities are preparing and faring amidst of the COVID-19 situation. Click here to access the call recording.