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Countdown to conference starts at 100 days!
There are 100 days from April 16 to July 25, and we are going to start a daily countdown to conference. Follow the updates here. For our 100th day, we are sharing the video of last year's keynote presentation by Jennifer Orlet Fisher, Ph.D. titled "Child Eating Self-Regulation: Plausible, but Probable in an Environment of Plenty?" This video is free to watch and share!
On the job board
Organization: Children's Hunger Alliance
Position Title: Vice President, Programs
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Date posted: April 6
From Potato Chips to Mini Meals: Optimizing Nutrient Quality of Snacks
Tuesday, May 5 | 2 p.m. EDT | Register
With snacking on the rise across all ages and demographics, it's time we take our mini meals seriously.
Speakers: Dr. Keith Ayoob, EdD, RD, Associate Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Kathryn Hoy, MFN, RD, CDN, Manager, Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs/CEO Food for Fuel LLC
Sponsored by the Dairy Council of California
Pre-Conference Prep & Planning for Students and Young Professionals
Thursday, May 28 | Noon EDT | Register
This webinar will help students and young professionals learn how to plan and prepare for the SNEB Annual Conference. It will provide tips and suggestions for getting involved, how to network and what to expect at the conference this year. Listen to the recording.
SNEB video competition
Deadline to enter is May 1 | Cash prizes awarded | Submit here
The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior invites you to take part as a student, practitioner or educator in video event that celebrates creativity and innovations in nutrition education.
From SNEB member
Food Matters for Families! Strategies to Foster Eating for Health And Cancer Prevention
Melissa Halas-Liang, MA RDN CDE of SuperKids Nutrition Inc wants to share a free webinar she recently conducted on behalf of the American Institute for Cancer Research.
Upcoming Journal Club webinars
Journal Club 10: Paired t-test & Friedman test
Monday, April 20 | 1 p.m. EDT | Register
Presented by Barbara Lohse, Ph.D., RD, LDN, Pennsylvania State University based on the JNEB article "Valid & Reliable Measures of Cognitive Behaviors Toward Fruits & Vegetables for Children Aged 9 to 11 years."
Journal Club 11: Best Fit Regression
Monday, April 27 | 1 p.m. EDT | Register
Presented by Rachel E. Scherr, Ph.D., University of California Davis based on the JNEB article "The Shaping Healthy Choices Program: Design and Implementation Methodologies for a Multicomponent, School-Based Nutrition Education Intervention."
JNEB Pre-conference Workshop: Introduction to Qualitative Methods (Level 1 Training)
Saturday, July 25 | 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Speakers: Suzie Goodell, Ph.D., RD, North Carolina State University; Virginia Carraway-Stage, PhD, RD, East Carolina University; Natalie Cooke, Ph.D., North Carolina State University; Amanda Peterson, BS, East Carolina University
- Reservation required | Breakfast and lunch provided | 7 CEU
- SNEB Members $60 | Students $50 | Non-Members $75
Through a series of interactive lessons and practice sessions, participants will receive introductory training in conducting qualitative research. Participants will learn how to create sound qualitative research questions; design rigorous qualitative study protocols to increase the trustworthiness of data; develop semi-structured interview or moderator guides; compare and contrast different qualitative methods and data collection techniques; develop codes and codebooks; and explain the development of themes and theoretical models from qualitative data.
Organized by the Higher Education Division and funded by Elsevier, East Carolina University, North Carolina State University.
JNEB image of the month: Patterns of energy drink advertising over US television networks
Daily airtime devoted to energy drink advertisements over the study year by brand for the top 10 channels.
Percentage of children eating fast food on a given day drops
A lower percentage of children are eating fast food on any given day and calories consumed by children from burger, pizza and chicken fast food restaurants also has dropped, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics.
Vitamin D can affect pain, movement in obese osteoarthritis patients
Got milk? If you are overweight and have osteoarthritis, you may want to bone up on your dairy products that have vitamin D. According to a University of Florida study, higher levels of vitamin D may decrease pain and improve function in obese individuals with osteoarthritis. The findings were published in the January issue of The Clinical Journal of Pain.
Planting seeds during Garden Month sows a lifetime of healthy eating
Dairy Council of California
April is Garden Month. What better time to put classroom nutrition lessons into real life context with gardens? Teaching kids about the nutrition of our fruits, vegetables, nuts, dairy, meat and grains can encourage healthy eating and an interest in where food comes from. Once you've covered nutrition in the classroom, it's time to make the connection between the food we eat and where it comes from by getting kids out on the ranch to meet the animals, on to the farm to see the seedlings or into a school garden and planting seeds of their own.
Weight discrimination affects quality of life
New research published in the April issue of Obesity finds that weight discrimination is linked to significantly lower quality of life, and accounts for approximately 40 percent of the negative psychological effects associated with obesity in older people.
Burger King drops soft drinks from kids' meals
It's getting tougher for kids to get soft drinks at the fast-food joint. Burger King has dropped fountain drinks from its kids' menu boards and they are no longer merchandised as part of Burger King Kids Meals. The stealth, unannounced move late last month by Burger King — under pressures from advocacy groups — follows similar announced moves in recent months by McDonald's and Wendy's.
Key disordered eating info not reaching overweight youth
HealthDay News via Physician's Briefing
Eating disorder education needs to reach overweight youth, according to a study published in the April issue of the International Journal of Eating Disorders. For the study, researchers recruited participants from public schools in 1999. The authors sought to assess trends in eating disorders by weight status and gender.
New report links frequency of diet soda use to waist increases
Those who drink diet soda thinking it will help them shed unwanted belly fat may see their waistlines expand instead. New analyses from an observational study of San Antonio men and women age 65 and older seem to indicate this.
Very few commercial weight-loss programs are effective, study finds
Medical News Today
Many of us have turned to commercial weight-loss programs in a bid to shed the pounds. But do they really work? According to a comprehensive review of such programs conducted by Johns Hopkins researchers, very few are effective. Researchers published the findings of their review in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
New food hardship report: What you should know
Food Research and Action Center
The Food Research and Action Center has released "How Hungry is America?" its latest look at Gallup survey data on food hardship. This report reviews 2014 data for the nation, every state, and 100 of the country's largest MSAs. Here are five things you should know.
Is personalized nutrition about to go public in a big way?
Nutrigenomics — the idea of optimizing nutrition via individualized and/or pooled genetic data — is one that has long promised to revolutionize how we eat, not to mention keeping us healthy and out of hospitals. Are converging technologies about to deliver on its promise?
Build a lung, anyone?
University of California, Berkeley
What keeps the blood in your body moving in one direction? How do your lungs pull air in and push air out? Why does your nose make sticky snot while your intestines make smelly gas? These questions and more are answered by a new, free DIY Human Body app for iPhones and iPads, which helps kids discover how their bodies really work. The app guides kids through 13 fun, hands-on activities using everyday items to explore their bodies' complex machinery.
Does breastfeeding prevent childhood obesity?
A review of breastfeeding's effect on childhood obesity rates caused a bit of a stir recently because its authors uttered a heresy. The concept of promotion of breastfeeding as a front-line strategy for the primordial prevention of obesity is not supported by the literature.
If Victor Cruz tells us to eat our veggies, will kids listen?
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Food and beverage marketing to kids is a big deal. Companies spend billions of dollars a year on advertising to reach young people everywhere they are: watching TV, playing digital games and using apps and connecting to friends and family on social media — the ways to catch their attention seem to grow day by day. Companies spend billions of dollars because marketing works. Ads can influence the foods and beverages children prefer, purchase and consume. Even parents can have a hard time seeing through marketing.
North Central Nutrition Education Center of Excellence RFA
North Central Nutrition Education Center of Excellence
The North Central Nutrition Education Center of Excellence (NC-NECE), lead by Dr. Dennis Saviano, Purdue University, and is a collaborative of land grant institutions in all 12 north central states.
Pitch competition targeted at healthier New Orleans
Ten semifinalists will compete for $10,000 in funding by pitching solutions to get New Orleanians healthier, more active and better nourished. The PitchNOLA: Living Well competition will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation business incubator at 4035 Washington Ave. in New Orleans.
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