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The deadline to submit abstracts for presentation at the 2018 Annual Conference in Minneapolis is Thursday, March 1. Submit your research related to research and/or programs that relate to behavior change and food choice today. Be sure to share this deadline with your colleagues, peers, and students!
Did you or someone you know have a noteworthy 2017? We want to celebrate your accomplishments! Nominations are now being accepted for all SNEB award categories. The deadline to submit your nominations for consideration is March 1. For a complete list of award categories and nomination requirements, click here.
The SNEB Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for 2018! The goal of the SNEB Foundation Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance for recipients to attend the SNEB Annual Conference. The number of scholarships awarded each year will depend on available funding. The deadline to submit is March 1.
Have your renewed your SNEB membership? If not, this will be your last issue of the eCommunicator. In addition to industry and policy updates, SNEB is your connection to the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Journal Club webinars, discounted conference registration, and more. Renew today to keep your member benefits by logging into the SNEB website.
Journal Club 3: Together We Inspire Smart Eating: A Preschool Curriculum for Obesity Prevention in Low-Income Families
Monday, Feb. 19 | Noon - 1 p.m. EDT | Register
Speakers: Leanne Whiteside-Mansell, EdD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences & Taren M. Swindle, PhD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
This talk will examine the development, theoretical foundation, evidence of feasibility and acceptability, and effectiveness of "Together, We Inspire Smart Eating" (WISE). WISE is a research-based curriculum developed to target preschool and elementary school children attending schools serving children from low-income backgrounds. WISE includes three key components: (a) the classroom curriculum including the mascot, Windy Wise, a barn owl, (b) educator training, and (c) material/technology to educate parents.
The classroom curriculum encourages increased consumption of fruits and vegetables, fosters healthy attitudes and behaviors towards trying new healthy foods, and strengthens children's agricultural literacy. Process evaluation results will include an overview of implementation success and barriers. Outcome evaluation will include changes in educator knowledge and behavior, parent report of dietary intake compared with children not receiving WISE, and Skin Carotenoid pre/post assessment of consumption.
Hot Topics Call: The Expiring Farm Bill and the Nutrition Title
Wednesday, Feb. 21 | 1 - 2 p.m. ET | Register
Sponsored by the SNEB Children's Division
Speaker: Angie Rodgers, President & CEO of the Association of Arizona Food Banks (AAFB)
Join SNEB's Children's Division for a hot topic call. September 2018 marks the close of another Farm Bill (Formally known as the Agricultural Act of 2014). In preparation we have invited Angie Rodgers, Executive Director of the Association of Arizona Food Banks (AAFB) to discuss the projected changes surrounding the nutrition title of the soon-to-be expiring Farm Bill.
Journal Club 4: Tu Salud! Si Cuenta! Your Health Matters! A Community-Wide Campaign in a Hispanic Border Community in Texas
Monday, Feb. 26 | 1 - 2 p.m. ET | Register
Speakers: Natalia Heredia, MPH, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston & Belinda Reininger, PhD, The University of Texas Health Science Center
In this presentation, we will describe the community-wide campaign that was delivered in the Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas, Tu Salud ¡Si Cuenta! (Your Health Matters!). This campaign included multiple components, such as a newsletter, TV and radio segments, and a community health worker, all intended to improve diet and increase physical activity. We will describe the measures and methods used to evaluate the effectiveness of the campaign on healthy and unhealthy foods, hip and waist circumference, and physical activity and conclude by detailing the results of the campaign.
6 Ways to Get the Most of Your SNEB Membership — New Member Orientation
Wednesday, Feb. 28 | 2 - 2:30 p.m. ET | Register
Speaker: Nick Estrada, Director of Membership, SNEB
This webinar for new SNEB members will show you how to connect and utilize the great resources available to you at SNEB. Not a new member? Join us for a refresher on how to get the most out of your membership.
Journal Club 5: Previous Gardening Experience and Gardening Enjoyment is Related to Vegetable Preferences and Consumption Among Low-Income Elementary School Children
Monday, March 5 | Noon - 1 p.m. ET | Register
Speaker: Alexandra van den Berg, PhD, MPH, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Texas!Grow!Eat!Go! (TGEG) was a 5-year garden-based intervention study implemented in 28 Title 1 elementary schools in Texas. As part of the baseline data collection, we collected information on gardening experience, gardening enjoyment, exposure to vegetables, vegetable preference and vegetable consumption from 1326 ethnically-diverse children. In this presentation we will discuss relationships between these variables as tested by random-effects regression models. We will also describe implications of this study on school-garden based interventions.
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By Ellen Schuster, BA, MS
Podcasts are a way to listen to an interview with a nutrition leader, hear about the latest research, learn about a nutrition-related topic or learn about a nutrition-related book. And you can walk or garden while listening. So get podcasting.
Welcome New Organizational Group: Ascentria Care Alliance
Patrick Brady, DPH, MS, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, Nutrition Education for Children, Public Health Nutrition
- Ashlea Braun, MS, LD, RDN, Ohio State University, Gahanna, OH, Higher Education, Research Division
- Sylvia Byrd, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS
- Celine French, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY, Digital Technology in Nutrition Education and Behavior Change, Healthy Aging
- Sabrina Hafner, BS, West Kingston, RI, Digital Technology in Nutrition Education and Behavior Change, Nutrition Education for Children
- Dan Kehlenbach, MS, Self-employed, Williamsburg, VA, Healthy Aging, Nutrition Education for Children
- Deborah Olarte, MS, RD, New York, NY, International Nutrition Education, Nutrition Education for Children
- Li-Ling Peng, MA, RD (TW), Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, Nutrition Education for Children, Public Health Nutrition
- Erin Spangler, MS, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Duquesne, PA, Public Health Nutrition, Sustainable Food Systems Network
- Therese Whitt, MD, FACEP, Rotonda West, FL, Higher Education, Weight Realities
- Caroline Davis, Ascentria Care Alliance, Westfield, MA, Sustainable Food Systems Network, Food & Nutrition Extension Education
- Erica Letson, Ascentria Care Alliance, Westfield, MA, Sustainable Food Systems Network, Food & Nutrition Extension Education
- Kristen Lussier, Ascentria Care Alliance, Westfield, MA
- Michelle, Raymond, Ascentria Care Alliance, Westfield, MA, Nutrition Education for Children, Food & Nutrition Extension Education
- Melanie Salvaggio, BA, Ascentria Care Alliance, Westfield, MA, Research Division, International Nutrition Education
When the Journal of Nutrition Education was started in 1969, the time was right. There was no publication for the nutrition professional who was not working as a hospital dietitian or research scientist. There was a rapidly increasing interest in knowledge about nutrition on the part of politicians and the public. Watch the 50th Volume celebration page for editorial from former editors, special article collections, and more.
Implementation of Media Production Activities in an Intervention Designed to Reduce Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Intake Among Adults
Authors: Kathleen J. Porter, PhD, RD; Yvonnes Chen, PhD; Hannah G. Lane, PhD, MPH; Jamie M. Zoellner, PhD, RD
Interview: Kathleen J. Porter, PhD, RD, talks about how adults in behavioral interventions can meaningfully engage with media production activities, like modifying advertising slogans and creating truthful nutrition labels, which have been shown to help demystify media messages.
Food Research & Action Center
On an average school day during the 2016–2017 school year, nearly 12.2 million low-income students participated in the national School Breakfast Program. While participation from year to year has continued to increase, the rate of growth has slowed, from an
average of 390,000 additional students in each of the four preceding years to nearly 70,000 additional students in the 2016–2017 school year.
No Kid Hungry
Take a tour of the site to see the user-friendly flow of information, the new resource center, and the content additions. Our goal is to help state and national non-profits, school stakeholders, community-based providers, elected officials, and government agencies access the information, tools, and resources they need to successfully end childhood hunger.
Department of Agriculture
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has unveiled Farmers.gov, the new interactive one-stop website for producers maintained by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Farmers.gov is now live but will have multiple features added over the coming months to allow agricultural producers to make appointments with USDA offices, file forms, and apply for USDA programs.
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