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Community, Student or International Student Scholarships to attend SNEB Annual Conference provided by the SNEB Foundation — due March 15
Award Nominations for early professional, mid-career, Helen Denning Ullrich Annual Award of Excellence in Nutrition Education, Program Impact, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Nutrition in Higher Education — due March 15
The Impact of Innovative Sweetening Ingredients on Calorie Reduction
Tuesday, March 10 | 3 p.m. EDT | Register
Learn about a new solution for those struggling with weight management or living with diabetes. Sponsored by Tate & Lyle.
The Disclosure Dilemma: The Business and Ethics Behind Communicating Corporate Ties
Tuesday, April 14 | Noon EDT | Register
Learn the best practices for how to make disclosure of corporate ties when making food and nutrition recommendations in the media — when conducting interviews in the media, when making recommendations on traditional and social media, when writing articles, etc.
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Position title: Multi-Level Specialists for SNAP-Ed Nutrition Program (two positions)
Organization: University of Massachusetts Amherst
City, state: Amherst, Massachusetts
Application deadline: March 13
Members in the news: Colorado State University cooking program for kids gains high praise from national journal
Colorado State University
"Fuel for Fun" is a cooking and activity program embedded in the fourth-grade curriculum at eight schools in the Poudre and Thompson school districts. Started by Leslie Cunningham-Sabo (left), an associate professor in CSU's Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, it features five two-hour cooking lessons and five one-hour tasting sessions.
Upcoming Journal Club webinars
Journal Club 4: One-way MANOVA
Session is pre-recorded and will be available on March 9 | Register
Presented by Maria A. Papaioannou, BS, Baylor College of Medicine based on the JNEB article "Feeding Style Differences in Food Parenting Practices Associated with Fruit and Vegetable Intake in Children From Low-Income Families."
Journal Club 5: Factor Analysis
Monday, March 16 1 p.m. ET | Register
Presented by Jessica Thomson, PhD, USDA Agricultural Research Service based on the JNEB article "Associations among School Characteristics and Foodservice Practices in a Nationally Representative Sample of United States Schools"
Podcast now available
Volume 47, Issue 1 — New Resource Podcasts
Shirley quickly summarizes the New Resource, The Clinical Nutrition Manager's Handbook: Solutions for the Busy Professional. For the full written review see the New Resources collection.
Snacking: The latest research
Dairy Council of California
With snacking on the rise across all ages and demographics, it's time we take our mini meals seriously. The average American consumes about one-quarter of their daily calories from snacks rather than meals. Read up on snacking statistics, motivators, nutrient contributions and smart snacking tips. Read an interview with Keith Ayoob, EdD, RD, FAND, with the Department of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he shares ways health professionals can help their clients choose quality snacks to fill in dietary gaps.
Want to learn more about snacking?
Dairy Council of California
Join the Dairy Council of California for an SNEB webinar "From potato chips to mini meals: Optimizing nutrient quality of snacks" at 2 p.m. ET May 5 | Register
FDA warning letter to coconut oil marketer over disease claims
Read the letter here.
USDA announces $9 million to support Community Food Projects Program
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the availability of $9 million in funding to assist low-income individuals and communities in developing local and independent food systems. NIFA is funding the grants through the Community Food Projects program (CFP), authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill).
Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
Office of Disease Prevention and Promotion
Get Involved: The "Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee" (Advisory Report) is now open for public review and comment. Official notice in the Federal Register will also be published. To read the Advisory Report and submit your comments, visit DietaryGuidelines.gov.
The Role of Nutrition in Dementia Prevention and Management
The New York Academy of Sciences
Every four seconds, someone is diagnosed with dementia. On March 26-27, The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science and its presenting partner, the Nestlé Nutrition Institute, will gather leading nutrition and dementia researchers and practitioners to discuss emerging nutrition research for the prevention and management of dementia. Notable keynote lecturers include Drs. Irwin Rosenberg, Tufts University, David Smith, University of Oxford, and Miia Kivipelto, Karolinska Institutet.
Popular soda ingredient poses cancer risk to consumers
Public health researchers have analyzed soda consumption data in order to characterize people's exposure to a potentially carcinogenic byproduct of some types of caramel color. The results show that between 44 and 58 percent of people over age 6 typically have at least one can of soda per day, possibly more, potentially exposing them to 4-methylimidazole, a possible human carcinogen formed during the manufacture of some kinds of caramel color.
What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl: A collection of recipes for schools
Department of Agriculture
The newly released What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl website is a searchable database of recipes that can be used by school nutrition and child care center professionals in their food service operations. The site includes more than 1,000 mouth-watering recipes that are scaled for large quantity food service. Most recipes for school nutrition yield 50 or 100 portions per recipe, while most recipes for child care centers yield 25 or 50 portions per recipe.
Psychology of food choice: Challenging the status quo
Researchers are challenging conventional beliefs about the effectiveness of traditional strategies for encouraging healthy eating. The symposium, "Challenging Misconceptions About the Psychology of Food Choice," includes four presentations that tackle issues such as the harmfulness of weight stigma, encouraging healthy choices and strategies to help children and teens.
UN official says questions remain on GMO health impact, business practices
Business World Online
A United Nations representative undertaking a weeklong visit to the Philippines expressed her opposition to the use of genetically modified organisms as she concluded her mission to evaluate the country's food problems.
A $6.2 million investment in health
Daily North Shore
The Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park has awarded $6,250,950 in grants to more than 50 organizations in the geographic area served by Highland Park Hospital. The funds will allow for many important programs to improve the health and well being of the unserved and underserved in the community throughout the coming year. Established in 2000, The Healthcare Foundation, a nonprofit organization, has given in excess of 80 million dollars to countless organizations on the North Shore, impacting, without question, the health of the indigent.
Rethinking nutrition education and evaluation — facing new realities
Helping Americans eat smart and maintain a healthy weight is one of the strategic priorities of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service, which administers the safety net programs that provide nutritious foods to millions of low-income Americans: the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, school breakfast and lunch programs and other child nutrition programs.
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