COVID-19 Response

HER NOPREN COVID-19 School Nutrition Implications Working Group
This working group is a joint effort of NOPREN and Healthy Eating Research (HER). The working group is comprised of 380+ researchers, advocacy organization representatives and practitioners, and 185+ students who are 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, the charitable food system, and other pandemic-related issues. Work group resources and agenda can be found here.

For a list complete list HER NOPREN COVID-19 Response Related Activities, click the following link.

Meeting Dates/Times:

  • Meets on a monthly basis  from 3:30pm-5:00pm EST
  • Upcoming Call: September 11
  • Contact Caroline Dunn Glagola Dunn at: for more information or to join

Meeting Recordings:

Food Systems Work Group Literature Scan (Click below to access the literature review by date. This resource will be updated on a regular basis)
#1: 9/1/-9/15/2020
#2: 9/18-10/2/2020

#3: 10/5-10.19.2020

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 using this link.

HER/NOPREN Summer Speaker Series for Students
Students interested in learning more about HER NOPREN COVID-19 School Nutrition Implications Working Group, the HER NOPREN WIC Learning Collaborative, or other NOPREN Working Groups are welcome to join us this summer for a first-of-its-kind six-part summer speaker series.  This summer the series will focus on COVID-19 related adaptions of the key federal nutrition assistance programs. The speaker series will be designed to provide students a safe environment to learn the fundamentals of the topic, along with relevant professional opportunities in research, policy, and practice. The series will be held from 1-2pm PST/4-5pm EST on the following dates. Please email Sheila Fleischhacker for more information @ To download all of the call recordings, slide decks and resources, click here.

HER/NOPREN Healthy Food Retail Work Group WIC Retail Learning Collaborative
Contact Kirsten Arm at to join