Special collection of Preventing Chronic Disease spotlights policies to improve the U.S. population’s diet

How is nutrition policy being implemented across the United States? How can policies work together over time to improve the diet and health of Americans? From New York City to Cleveland-Cuyahoga County, a recent special collection published in Preventing Chronic Disease examines nutrition policies across the United States from a variety of policy levels, types, and settings. Studies in the series, many of which were authored by National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) members and contributors, use diverse methodologies to explore policy development, adoption, implementation, and transferability while tackling best practices in policy translation, communication, and dissemination.

A peer-reviewed electronic journal published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Preventing Chronic Disease, issued the special collection of articles that highlight several aspects of research conducted by members of the Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network (NOPREN). In these published studies, NOPREN contributors strive to foster understanding of the effectiveness of policies to improve American’s nutrition through improved access to affordable, healthier foods and beverages in child care, schools, worksites, and other community settings.

NOPREN is a thematic research network of the Prevention Research Centers Program and was created by CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity. The nutrition research and evaluation focuses on: population based strategies and targeted approaches to ensure health equity through diverse policy levers. NOPREN strives to conduct policy research relevant to practitioners at the state and local level, policy makers, and to be responsive to communities most in need.

NOPREN articles in Preventing Chronic Disease:

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