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Position title: Open Rank — Nutrition and Dietetics, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Organization: Ball State University
City, state: Muncie, Indiana
Application deadline: Immediately
Position posted: Dec. 15
Submit your abstract for the SNEB 2015 Annual Conference — due Jan. 25
Why submit your abstract for the first deadline?
Find the complete call for abstracts, abstract guidelines and review criteria online.
- Cost is submit is $25 vs. $50
- Jan. 25 submissions have the option of resubmitting if reviewer comments recommend edits.
- Oral abstract spots are only available to Jan 25 submissions.
SNEB Division "Hot Topics" call
Thursday, Jan. 15 | 1 - 2 p.m. EST | Register
The Communications Division is the SNEB representative to the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion MyPlate Strategic Partnership. Join the call and learn about the strategic plan for MyPlate and the nutrition education resources available to SNEB members.
DINE winter newsletter published
Check out the Division of International Nutrition Education (DINE) winter newsletter including a special feature on Holidays and Food Practices around the World.
Blog post from the Communications Division
For the health and fitness nuts, MyFitnessPal makes handwritten food logs a thing of the past. With calorie/macronutrient information, activity trackers and more, MyFitnessPal holds consumers accountable as they work towardstheir wellness goals. Special thanks to Megan Solloway, University of Maryland dietetic intern, for this post.
NEHP sharing fall newsletter
The NEHP newsletter is now available to read online or print out. Please click on the link below to access the fall edition of Educator's Resource.
Student Professional Development webinar series: Higher Education
Thursday, Jan. 22 | Noon to 12:30 p.m. EST | Register
This webinar is the third of the Professional Development series hosted by the SNEB Student Committee. Dr. Contento will share her success in higher education, by describing her education, current work, and the different avenues for students and professionals to get involved. The webinar will last 30 minutes. There is no cost to participate.
JNEB workshop: How to conduct and write systematic reviews for JNEB
Wednesday, Jan. 28 | 10 a.m. to noon EST | Register
Systematic reviews are becoming more popular in JNEB and other journals. Learn the essential steps in your methods to increase the likelihood of publication: crafting your research question, forming your team, deciding on review protocol, evaluating articles for quality and outcomes and providing insightful conclusions and recommendations.
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Nutrition Education Intervention for Women with Breast Cancer: Effect on Nutritional Factors and Oxidative Stress
Authors: Cecilia C. Schiavon, MsC; Francilene G. K. Vieira, Ph.D.; Vanessa Ceccatto, MsC; Sheyla de Liz, MsC; Alyne L. Cardoso, MsC; Cristiane Sabel, BHSc; David A. Gonzalez-Chica, Ph.D.; Edson L. da Silva, Ph.D.; Daisy Galvan, MsC; Carlos G. Crippa, Ph.D.; Patricia F. Di Pietro, Ph.D.
Interview: In a new study researchers provided Brazilian breast cancer patients with nutrition education to reduce consumption of red and processed meat and increase fruit and vegetable intake. Lead author Cecilia C. Schiavon, MsC discusses how this intervention could benefit patients and may help prevent reoccurrence of the cancer.
2015 application deadline is Feb. 13
The Dannon Institute Early Career Nutrition Leadership Institute consists of an intensive five-day training program designed to provide participants with strategies for improving their ability to lead others. Qualified applicants will have demonstrated engagement in and commitment to current leadership roles in their universities and/or professional societies, as well as interest in taking future leadership roles.
Refund checks sent to Sensa weight-loss supplement consumers
Federal Trade Commission
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 477,083 refund checks totaling $26,023,329 to consumers who bought the sprinkle-on weight-loss supplement Sensa. They are legitimate refund checks, and must be cashed within 60 days of the date they are issued, or will become void.
NDEP's Diabetes HealthSense has resources for people managing diabetes or delaying the onset of Type 2 diabetes
Diabetes HealthSense, NDEP's online library of resources, can help you find tools to make lifestyle changes and cope with the demands of diabetes. This resource has information to help people with diabetes manage the disease and can help people at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes learn how to be more active, eat healthy, set goals and stop smoking. For more information, visit YourDiabetesInfo.org/HealthSense.
Added sugars play role in high blood pressure, heart disease
Dietary guidelines should emphasize the role played by added sugars, particularly fructose, in the fight to curb the prevalence of cardiovascular disease, doctors insist. Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 cause of premature death in the developed world. And high blood pressure is its most important risk factor, accounting for almost 350,000 deaths in the U.S. in 2009 and costing more than $50 billion dollars every year.
Brain reward circuits respond differently to 2 kinds of sugar
The brain responds differently to two kinds of sugar, according to a report from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology annual meeting. The study suggests that fructose heightens the response of brain reward circuits to food cues, promoting feeding behavior.
Infant feeding study results
A September supplement to the journal Pediatrics features multiple articles delving into results of the Year 6 Follow-Up of Children in the Infant Feeding Practices Study II, a longitudinal study following hundreds of infants through age 6. Articles examine child health outcomes such as infections, allergies, obesity and psychosocial development, and whether they are impacted by infant feeding practices, including breastfeeding.
Low-income kids eat more fruits and vegetables when they are in school
The fruits and vegetables provided at school deliver an important dietary boost to low income adolescents, according to researchers. In a study released in Preventive Medicine, they found that fruit and vegetable intake was higher among low-income adolescents on days when they consumed meals at school compared to days when they were not in school.
The Commit to Inclusion Campaign and the Guidelines to Disability Inclusion in Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Programs and Policies
Tuesday, Jan. 13 |
2 to 3 p.m. EST
This webinar will cover the newly introduced Guidelines to Disability Inclusion in Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Programs and Policies and the Commit to Inclusion campaign that promotes the Guidelines. The guidelines were created with an expert panel using criteria to qualify each guideline. They are intended for any organization that provides physical activity nutrition, or obesity programs or policies.
CSPI asks FDA to ban powdered caffeine sold as a dietary supplement
The Center for Science in the Public Interest has sent a petition to federal regulators seeking the ban of pure, powdered caffeine that is packaged and sold as a dietary supplement. Because of the product's extreme potency, the possibility of accidental overdose poses a clear and present public health risk, the organization asserts.
Health advocates to candy makers: Stop marketing junk food to kids
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Members of the Food Marketing Workgroup, including the Rudd Center, are urging Tootsie Roll Industries, as well as four other candy manufacturers, to do their part to curb childhood obesity and stop marketing unhealthy foods to children and to participate in a self-regulatory program that monitors food advertising aimed at kids.
Income and race/ethnicity influence dietary fiber, vegetable intake
According to new APRE research published in the peer-reviewed journal Nutrition Research in October, white potatoes contribute approximately 7 percent of dietary fiber to the U.S. food supply, making the vegetable an important source of this nutrient for Americans.
Malnutrition a hidden epidemic among elders, GSA publication finds
Healthcare systems and providers are not attuned to older adults' malnutrition risk, and ignoring malnutrition exacts a toll on hospitals, patients and payers, according to the latest issue of the What's Hot newsletter from The Gerontological Society of America.
Half of advice on Dr. Oz show baseless or wrong, scientists find
Researchers writing in the British Medical Journal examined the health claims showcased on 40 randomly selected episodes of the two most popular internationally syndicated health talk shows, The Dr. Oz Show and The Doctors.
Not all obese people develop metabolic problems linked to excess weight
New research demonstrates that obesity does not always go hand in hand with metabolic changes in the body that can lead to diabetes, heart disease and stroke. In a study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, researchers found that a subset of obese people do not have common metabolic abnormalities associated with obesity, such as insulin resistance, abnormal blood lipids, high blood pressure and excess liver fat.
1 in 10 Asian American and Pacific Islanders are food insecure
Center for American Progress
The Center for American Progress and AAPI Data bring together the most salient data points on APIs in 10 reports on a range of topics, including public opinion, civic participation, immigration, language needs, labor market outcomes and consumer and business activity.
Slim down like a lobster? (Yes, you read that right.)
Federal Trade Commission
The FTC announced a settlement with DERMAdoctor Inc. and owner Audrey Kunin for false and deceptive claims for Photodynamic Therapy anti-aging lotions and a body slimming lotion called Shrinking Beauty, advertised to "simulate a lobster's ability to shrink its body."
Lead economist/lead nutritionist positions — USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
Department of Agriculture
Applications accepted until Jan. 20
How to turn $1 Into $166 by investing in food and education
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
Researchers from the University of Waterloo and Cornell University have found that for every dollar invested in early childhood nutrition during the first 1,000 days of a child's life by the government or society, a return of $166 can be expected in future earnings.
The upscale grocery chain helping kids grow gardens and eat salad
Sometimes known as "Whole Paycheck," thanks to the bite of its high prices, Whole Foods likes to think of itself as a responsible corporation with a particular interest in healthy eating. Through the Whole Kids Foundation, it is helping to address better eating in schools in several significant ways — by funding school gardens and school salad bars, and by providing nutritional education to teachers.
How many calories make a pound of fat?
In politics, a lie repeated often enough becomes the truth. In obesity, a false assumption too often becomes the basis for policy and innumerable publications. So it is with the false assumption that 3,500 calories make a pound of fat.
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