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Higher Education Division announces new Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Nutrition in Higher Education Award
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Nutrition in Higher Education Award is presented to recognize outstanding SNEB members for their scholarly contributions to and student engagement in higher education. This award is designed to honor exemplary nutrition faculty who motivate college student learning through innovative and effective teaching methods. Application is now available with a March 1 deadline for nominations.
SNEB video competition
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The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior invites you to take part as a student, practitioner or educator in a video event that celebrates creativity and innovations in nutrition education. This is your opportunity to create and share a short video from your point of view that celebrates creativity and innovation in nutrition education. Participation by many will ensure dozens of searchable videos on YouTube available to the public that promote nutrition education and demonstrate the value of SNEB membership.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Using your classroom to increase peer-reviewed publications and improve student outcomes
1 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 12 | Register now
The pursuit of finding a career in academia and obtaining tenure can be a challenge. Those teaching nutrition in higher education settings are often asked to produce scholarship while balancing a heavy teaching load. In this webinar, speakers will define the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL); discuss the benefits and limitations of using SoTL as a primary or secondary focus of scholarship; explain how to conduct and publish SoTL research studies using large and small classrooms; and demonstrate how to apply SoTL findings to improve student learning outcomes.
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Dr. Elena Carbone of the University of Massachusetts: Calling All nutrition professionals: Opportunity to give ODPHP feedback on DGA 2015 materials
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February is American Heart Month
JNEB presents a Heart Healthy Article Collection
JNEB Journal Club focusing on statistical methodology
The JNEB Journal Club is on its fifth semester and has been very successful. Due to member interest, we are expanding the scope of the series this spring and planning a Journal Club focused on Statistical Methodology in Nutrition Education and Behavior Research. SNEB Members attend webinars free as a benefit of membership. The first session is at 1 p.m. ET Monday, Feb. 9., looking at Mixed Methods used in the JNEB article The Effects of Young Adults Eating and Active for Health (YEAH): A Theory-Based Web-Delivered Intervention. Register for individual sessions here. Register for the entire series by emailing email@example.com.
Nutrition education may help prevent breast cancer recurrence
Oncology Nurse Advisor
Providing nutrition education to patients with breast cancer could be beneficial for patients and may help to prevent recurrence of their cancer, according to new research from Brazil that was published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. Breast cancer is the most frequent cause of death among women worldwide, and five-year survival rates are just 58.4 percent in Brazil, lower than in many other regions.
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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, PhD; Edson L. da Silva, PhD; 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.
Systematic review of mental health and well-being outcomes following community-based obesity prevention interventions among adolescents
This paper aimed to systematically evaluate the mental health and well-being outcomes observed in previous community-based obesity prevention interventions in adolescent populations.
1st pharmacological guideline for obesity provides roadmap for treatment
The Obesity Society
The first-ever clinical practice guideline for the drug treatment of obesity offers a new tool for health practitioners looking to the latest pharmacotherapy strategies as a means of treating patients with obesity. The release comes on the heels of U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of four new anti-obesity drugs in the past two years.
Rediscovering a culture of health
It has been described as an epidemic of modern times and perhaps felt more acutely in Canada's First Nations communities than anywhere else. Over the past several decades diabetes has become a prevalent health concern among Aboriginal Canadians, but it wasn't always so.
Statins save fewer lives than exercising and eating sensibly, say scientists
Statins save fewer lives than simple lifestyle changes like exercising and eating sensibly, scientists have found. Researchers discovered that the wonder pills, taken by around 7 million people in Britain, save around 750 lives a years by preventing fatal heart attacks and strokes. But other health interventions aimed at lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, such as reductions in salt and fat consumption and upping activity levels, prevent 4,600 deaths a year.
Cereal manufacturers failing to make their products healthier
Food Ingredients First
A UK survey has revealed that cereal manufacturers are failing to reduce the sugar and salt content of their cereals, and in some cases, sugar content is increasing. The survey compared its results with those published in 2012 following a similar survey. It found that the highest sugar containing cereals have either increased or stayed the same since 2012, and that 14 out of 50 cereals contain a third or more sugar.
Sugary drinks linked to earlier onset of menstrual periods
Girls who frequently consume sugary drinks tend to start their menstrual periods earlier than girls who do not, according to new research published online in Human Reproduction. In the first study to look at the relation between sugar-sweetened drinks and the age at which girls have their first period, researchers followed 5,583 girls, aged 9-14 years between 1996 and 2001 and found that those who drank more than 1.5 servings of sugary drinks a day had their first period 2.7 months earlier than those who consumed two or fewer such drinks a week.
USDA releases proposed healthier meal standards
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released a proposed regulation for the Child and Adult Care Food Program, setting healthier meal patterns and nutrition standards for Head Start, child care and after-school programs, as well as proposed rules for school meal programs serving school-based pre-K and after-school programs.
Seeing selves as overweight may be self-fulfilling prophecy for some teens
Teens who mistakenly perceive themselves as overweight are actually at greater risk of obesity as adults, according to research findings forthcoming in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
Added fructose is a principal driver of Type 2 diabetes
Recent studies have shown that added sugars, particularly those containing fructose, are a principal driver of diabetes and pre-diabetes, even more so than other carbohydrates. Clinical experts writing in Mayo Clinic Proceedings challenge current dietary guidelines that allow up to 25 percent of total daily calories as added sugars, and propose drastic reductions in the amount of added sugar, and especially added fructose, people consume.
Diet and nutrition essential for mental health
Evidence is rapidly growing showing vital relationships between both diet quality and potential nutritional deficiencies and mental health, a new international collaboration led by the University of Melbourne and Deakin University has revealed. Published in The Lancet Psychiatry, leading academics state that as with a range of medical conditions, psychiatry and public health should now recognize and embrace diet and nutrition as key determinants of mental health.
Good Shepherd Food Bank secures $1 million in grants for major upgrades
Good Shepherd Food Bank has been awarded a $1,000,000 grant from the Next Generation Foundation of Maine for upgrades to the organization's Auburn, Maine, distribution center. The food bank plans to construct a modern, 115,000 cubic-foot produce storage facility with multiple zones for varying temperatures and humidity levels. The project will also include upgrades to the food bank's current refrigeration systems and roof.
FDA approves a device for weight loss
This story was strong in explaining how a new, surgically implanted weight loss device is thought to work. But it didn't caution readers about potential harms of the procedure — a significant omission. The FDA announced Jan. 14 that it had given the green light to EnteroMedics' Maestro Rechargeable System, an implantable medical device to reduce food cravings in obese adults.
Innovative research to improve maintenance of weight loss
The National Institutes of Health, led by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, organized a working group of experts to discuss the problem of weight regain after weight loss.
Metabolically normal obese people protected from adverse effects following weight gain
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Obesity is associated with insulin resistance and increased intrahepatic triglyceride content, both of which are key risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. However, a subset of obese people does not develop these metabolic complications.
Type 2 diabetes risk varies with magnesium intake, genes and ethnicity
A new study investigated the complex interactions between magnesium intake, genes and ethnicity in determining risk for Type 2 diabetes in two populations of women. The specific associations yielded by the analysis illustrate how health guidance could become considerably more personalized.
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