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Call for volunteers
2016 conference chair Mary Murimi is looking for members to work on the local organizing committee for next year's conference in San Diego. Tasks for the committee includes identifying tours, places of interest and a service project; contacting potential exhibitors ie local industries and farmers; and working with schools to attract students and faculty to the conference. If you are interested in helping, contact Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
On the SNEB job board
Position title: Assistant University Extension Educator for Nutrition and Food Safety
Organization: University of Wyoming Extension
Location: Fremont County — Lander, Wyoming (located in Central Wyoming)
Application Deadline: April 16
Date posted: March 11
Position title: Assistant/Associate Professor in International Community Nutrition
Organization: Michigan State University
Location: East Lansing, Michigan
Date posted: March 9
Congratulations to these SNEB members recognized with NDEP Outstanding Dietetic Educator Award
Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors Group is proud to announce the 2015 Outstanding Dietetic Educator Award Winners! The Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award recognizes the teaching, mentoring and leadership activities of faculty and preceptors in dietetics education programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.
Ardith Brunt, Ph.D., RD, Didactic Program in Dietetics, North Dakota State University
Melanie Burns, Ph.D., RDN, Didactic Program in Dietetics, Eastern Illinois University
Georgia Chavent, MS, RDN, Didactic Program in Dietetics, University of New Haven
Alena Clark, Ph.D., MPH, RD, CLC, Didactic Program in Dietetics, University of Northern Colorado
Sharon Doughten, MS, RDN, Dietetic Technician Program, Cuyahoga Community College
Gail Gates, Ph.D., RD, FAND, Dietetic Internship Program, Oklahoma State University
Barbara Grossman, Ph.D., RD, LD, Dietetic Internship Program, University of Georgia
Linda Knol, Ph.D., RDN, LDN, Coordinated Program in Dietetics, University of Alabama
Anne Lund, MPH, RD, Coordinated Program in Dietetics, University of Washington
Heidi Wengreen, Ph.D., RD, Coordinated Program in Dietetics, Utah State University
Kansas City Nutrition Council Annual Conference
Kansas City Nutrition Council
Building a Healthy Tomorrow: Better Nutrition in the Home, Workplace and Community
Thursday, April 9
Holiday Inn Lawrence Hotel & Conference Center, Lawrence, Kansas
Upcoming Journal Club webinars
Journal Club 6: ANOVA, ANCOVA
1 p.m. EDT Monday, March 23 | Register
Presented by Geoffrey Greene, Ph.D., RD, University of Rhode Island based on the JNEB article "The Effect of Goal Setting on Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Physical Activity Level in a Web-Based Intervention."
Journal Club 7: Item Response Modeling (IRM)
1 p.m. EDT Monday, March 23 | Register
Presented by Kathy Watson, Ph.D., Center for Disease Control and Prevention based on the JNEB article "Fruit and Vegetable Shopping Practices and Social Support Scales: A Validation."
Let teachers eat school meals, too
Trinidad & Tobago Express
What is wrong with teachers eating school meals that have been provided for pupils? It is a practice that should be commended and encouraged, for it allows the teacher to serve as a role model for healthy eating. In Sweden, as reported in the September/October 2013 issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, the practice of teachers eating lunch with pupils is referred to as "pedagogic meals" because it offers the opportunity of having children learn by modelling adults.
JNEB letter to the editor
Read a letter to the editor regarding the recent JNEB article "Abdominal Obesity Perception in Turkish Population."
Podcast now available
Shirley quickly summarizes the New Resource, Match Your Insulin to Your Carbs. For the full written review see the New Resources collection.
Top downloaded JNEB articles in 2014
- How People Interpret Healthy Eating: Contributions of Qualitative Research
Carole A. Bisogni, Margaret Jastran, Marc Seligson, Alyssa Thompson
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 44, Issue 4, p282–301
Published in issue: July 2012
Effect of Nutrition Intervention Using a General Nutrition Course for Promoting Fruit and Vegetable Consumption among College Students
Eun-Jeong Ha, Natalie Caine-Bish
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 41, Issue 2, p103–109
Published in issue: March 2009
- School Gardens: An Experiential Learning Approach for a Nutrition Education Program to Increase Fruit and Vegetable Knowledge, Preference, and Consumption among Second-grade Students
Sondra M. Parmer, Jill Salisbury-Glennon, David Shannon, Barbara Struempler
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 41, Issue 3, p212–217
Published in issue: May 2009
Open call for Home Baking Association Educator Award Competition
Home Baking Association
Calling all baking educators! The Home Baking Association (HBA) annually recognizes an educator for a baking activity or lesson with a $1,000 award. The association seeks to reward educators who have implemented outstanding programs that teach children to bake and share baking in their communities.
Dietitians' book club review: 'Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins'
Dairy Council of California
We found this book very insightful on how we could be more effective in our instructional settings. Quotes from the book that hit home include the following.
Why some schools serve local food and others can't (or won't)
National Public Radio
For many years, if a public school district wanted to serve students apples or milk from local farmers, it could face all kinds of hurdles. Schools were locked into strict contracts with distributors, few of whom saw any reason to start bringing in local products. Those contracts also often precluded schools from working directly with local farmers.
NIFA debuts new redesigned public website for ease of users
Department of Agriculture
Recently, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture launched its redesigned website. The agency's Web team has worked for the past year to design a site that will make access to information about NIFA's grants and programs easier than ever. The new website is compatible with a variety of mobile devices so today's busy users can get their information on-the-go.
Research shows salt affects more than just blood pressure
You may think you're one of the lucky ones who can eat all the salty snacks and convenience foods you want and still register low numbers on the blood pressure cuff. But, new research suggests you may not be so lucky after all. A review paper provides evidence that even in the absence of an increase in blood pressure, excess dietary sodium can adversely affect target organs, including the blood vessels, heart, kidneys and brain.
CDC's Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity just released a new resource
Healthier Food Retail: An Action Guide for Public Health Practitioners. It provides guidance on how to develop, implement and partner on initiatives in food retail settings.
Parents are still being duped into giving their kids high-sugar drinks
The Washington Post
It's pretty clear from lots of research that high-sugar drinks are a contributor to the childhood obesity crisis, and that many parents are worried about this. Yet despite some declines, and efforts to curb the size of these liquid candy containers, sales keep bumping along. According to the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut, sales of sugary drinks totaled $14.3 billion in 2013.
Challenges in finding and measuring determinants of childhood obesity
Journal of Public Health
Childhood obesity is an important concern for child health. However, despite widespread concern about the increase in childhood obesity, its causes are not monitored systematically in Europe. In 2007, the Scientific Platform Project on Lifestyle Determinants of Obesity identified routine data sources nationally available in European countries to measure childhood obesity. This work was revisited in 2014 to monitor any progress made.
USDA awards grants to support schools serving healthier meals and snacks
Department of Agriculture
Up to $25 million will be provided for new food service equipment; $5.5 million for training. To apply for the grants, state agencies should visit www.grants.gov.
World Health Organization recommends sugar limits
World Health Organization
The World Health Organization has put a historic stake in ground on the subject of sugar and health, issuing new guidelines that call upon countries to reduce the consumption of added sugar.
AAP: Sugar can be 'powerful tool' to improve children's diet
Added sugar in foods and drinks offers no nutritional benefits and contributes to the obesity epidemic by increasing consumption of empty calories, but it also can help children eat a balanced, nutrient-dense diet, according to the American Academy of Pediatricians.
New Common Core activities extend the learning of nutrition lesson plans
Dairy Council of California
The Dairy Council of California's free nutrition lesson plans align to Common Core State Standards (you can view the alignments for each program on the grade-specific page), but teachers have asked us for more ways to engage their students in learning and activities that develop the 21st century skills that the Common Core State Standards seek to build.
Scientific report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Secretaries of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) will host a public meeting at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland on Tuesday, March 24 to receive public oral comments on the "Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee." Meeting registration for in-person and webcast registration is open at www.DietaryGuidelines.gov.
Governor announces $8.8 million grant to end child hunger in Virginia
Govv. Terry McAuliffe and first lady Dorothy McAuliffe have announced that Virginia has been awarded an $8.8 million federal grant for an innovative project designed to help end childhood hunger in the Commonwealth. The Virginia grant was among $27 million in awards announced by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in a speech at the 2015 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference.
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