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April

Obesity risk assessment for preschoolers: Tailor to your needs
Thursday, April 10 | 2 to 3 p.m. EDT | Register
Speakers: Marilyn S Townsend, Ph.D., RD; Lenna Ontai PhD; University of California Davis and Mical Kay Shilts, Ph.D., California State University

USDA's Smart Snacks Standards
What they are, When they kick in and How you play a role

Date: Wednesday, April 16 | Time: 1 to 2:30 p.m. EDT | Cost: Free to all registrants
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Social Marketing 101: An Introduction to an Exciting Process
Monday, April 28 | 1 to 2 p.m. PM EDT | Register

May

The Power of Protein: Separating Hype from Reality
Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 | Time: 2 to 3:15 p.m. EDT | Register
First 100 non-members to register will attend as guests of Dairy Council of California.

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SNEB Annual Conference
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Online registration is now open at http://www.sneb.org/register. Reserve your accommodations at the conference hotel or student housing here.

Registration Brochure is now online
See all the details of this year's conference here.

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Call deadlines
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FNEE Poster session call for abstracts due April 12

SNEB Talks call for topics due April 14 

Link & Learn Session call for topics due May 1
 

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SNEB member news
American Society for Nutrition
Sugars and health controversies: What does the science say?

The Corn Refiners Association invites you to join Dr. James M. Rippe from 6:30 to 8 a.m. Saturday, April 26, for a sponsored satellite program held in conjunction with the American Society for Nutrition's Scientific Sessions at Experimental Biology 2014, San Diego Convention Center, Room 32AB.

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Latest JNEB podcast — listen and learn!
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Volume 46, Issue 2 — New Resource Podcasts
Shirley quickly summarizes the New Resource, The Fruit and Vegetable Activity Kit. For the full written review see the New Resources collection.

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Free access to journals and reference books for unemployed postdocs
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The publisher of JNEB, Elsevier, has recently announced that it will be continuing its Free Access Passports program in 2014.
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JNEB Journal Club 2014 fall semester announced
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Plan now for "Nutrition Environments and Shaping Behavior" as the fall topic. If you'd like to be registered for the entire fall semester, email rdaeger@sneb.org.
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IN THE HEADLINES


USDA announces funds to improve SNAP employment and training program
Department of Agriculture
The U. S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service announced the availability of up to $5 million in competitive grants to help fund projects that lead to greater efficiencies and improved outcomes of Employment and Training services supported by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
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New CDC Web-based recources focus on positive parenting practices
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Adolescent and School Health is pleased to share two new fact sheets and updated Web pages focusing on positive parenting practices.
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Children's preferences for sweeter and saltier tastes are linked to each other
PLOS ONE
Scientists from the Monell Chemical Senses Center have found that children who most prefer high levels of sweet tastes also most prefer high levels of salt taste and that, in general, children prefer sweeter and saltier tastes than do adults. These preferences relate not only to food intake but also to measures of growth and can have important implications for efforts to change children's diets.
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Shorter sleepers are overeaters
EuerkAlert!
Young children who sleep less eat more, which can lead to obesity and related health problems later in life, reports a new study by UCL researchers. The study found that 16 month-old children who slept for less than 10 hours each day consumed on average 105 kcal more per day than children who slept for more than 13 hours.
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Good news about early childhood obesity rates
Department of Agriculture
USDA believes in giving children a foundation for lifelong health through access to healthy food and quality nutrition education. So, that's why it's encouraged by a couple of recent studies that indicate that the rates of obesity among young children are declining.
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Grandparents help kids develop good eating habits
Department of Agriculture
Grandkids are a grandparent's greatest treasure. From time to time during grandchildren's young lives, grandparents may have the pleasure of being their caregiver. Show them how to be healthy, including how to make healthy food choices — an important way grandparents show how much they love and care about their grandchildren.
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Voices for healthy kids competitive foods
American Heart Association
This toolkit is a compilation of facts, sample materials and guidance on how to build, engage and mobilize a social change movement in your state or community on this critical issue.
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Hip Hop Public Health
Hip Hop Public Health
Hip Hop Public Health is an organization committed to fostering positive health behavior changes through music and other entertainment-based approaches. Through "Child Mediated Health Communication," children educate their parents and grandparents about healthy eating habits, exercise and stroke prevention.
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Parents matter more than they think in how children eat
EurekAlert!
Helping children learn to eat well can be a challenge. Some children happily eat whatever is put in front of them while others seem to eat like birds and exist more on air than food. A new study by a researcher at the University of Colorado School of Medicine shows that parents influence how much children eat more than they may think.
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The precise reason for the health benefits of dark chocolate: Mystery solved
EurekAlert!
The health benefits of eating dark chocolate have been extolled for centuries, but the exact reason has remained a mystery –– until now. Researchers reported here today that certain bacteria in the stomach gobble the chocolate and ferment it into anti-inflammatory compounds that are good for the heart.
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