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The Power of Protein: Separating Hype from Reality
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SNEB Annual Conference
Online registration is now open at http://www.sneb.org/register.
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SNEB Talks deadline extended until April 23
Link & Learn Session call for topics due May 1
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Let's Chew the (Dietary) Fat! Plan to Attend APRE's ASN Satellite Session, April 25
Let's Chew the Fat: Current Thinking on Dietary Fats and the Food We Eat is a free, four-hour satellite session held in conjunction with the American Society for Nutrition's (ASN) Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2014.
SNEB 25-year member co-authors 400 page memoir on western ranch life
SNEB Member Francie Brink Berg, along with her sisters Anne Brink Krickel and Jeanie Brink Thiessen, have written "Montana Stirrups, Sage and Shenanigans: Western Ranch Life in a Forgotten Era," stories of working cattle, horses, wildlife and western humor through a legacy of pioneer values and traditions.
Smarter Lunchrooms Symposium 2014
Smarter Lunchrooms Movement
Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
The Smarter Lunchrooms Movement can positively impact children's health without hurting lunchroom budgets. Learn why and how to involve your organization in bringing the SLM to your state or district.
JNEB is now accepting methods papers for publication online
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JNEB Journal Club 2014 fall semester announced
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Cap'n Crunch's gaze is influencing your purchasing
Brian Wansink, director of Cornell's Food and Brand Lab, and post-doctoral lab researcher Aner Tal, are releasing a new study today published in the Journal of Environment and Behavior that discovered consumers are 16 percent more likely to trust a brand of cereal when the characters on the boxes on the supermarket shelves look them straight in the eye. Not surprisingly, the study also found that the gaze of characters on children's cereal boxes is at a downward, 9.6-degree angle, while characters on adult cereal boxes look almost straight ahead.
Still no clear evidence for health benefits of Vitamin D
A growing body of evidence indicates that vitamin D may reduce risks of a wide range of diseases, including bone mineral disease, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune disorders, cancer and cardiovascular problems. Yet, despite hundreds of trials, the evidence for vitamin D is still being debated.
Customers prefer restaurants that offer nutrition facts and healthful foods
Customers are more likely to frequent restaurants that provide both healthful foods and nutrition information, according to researchers at Penn State and the University of Tennessee. The researchers found that when study participants were presented with a scenario in which a restaurant gave nutrition information and served healthful food options, the participants were significantly more likely to perceive that the restaurant was socially responsible.
New! Team nutrition popular events idea booklet
Department of Agriculture
Are you looking for fun ways to promote nutrition and physical activity at your elementary or middle school?
7 or more daily portions of fruit, vegetables linked to lowest risk of death
Eating at least seven daily portions of fruit and vegetables may confer the best chance of staving off death from any cause, indicates research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. And vegetables may pack more of a protective punch than fruit, the data suggest.
Study finds secret to cutting sugary drink use by teens
A new study shows that teenagers can be persuaded to cut back on sugary soft drinks — especially with a little help from their friends. A 30-day challenge encouraging teens to reduce sugar-sweetened drink use lowered their overall consumption substantially and increased by two-thirds the percentage of high school students who shunned sugary drinks altogether.
How to reduce wasted food: EPA's food waste reduction tools for food services and restaurants
Free webinar from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15
2 weeks left to comment about school wellness policies
Department of Agriculture
Two weeks left! Now is your chance to comment on the proposed rule for local school wellness policies, and help us spread the word.
On Feb. 26, USDA Food and Nutrition Service proposed regulations to create a framework and guidelines for written local school wellness policies. This proposed rule detailed guidelines for what needs to be included in local school wellness policies in areas such as setting goals for nutrition education and physical activity, informing parents about policy content and implementation, and periodically assessing progress and sharing updates as appropriate. Parents, students, representatives of the school food authority, teachers of physical education, school health professionals, the school board, school administrators and the general public must be permitted to participate in the wellness policy process as a part of the wellness policy team. The proposed rule would also require Local Educational Agencies, as part of the wellness policy, to implement policies for the marketing of foods and beverages on the school campus during the school day that are consistent with the Smart Snacks in Schools nutrition standards.
This is your chance to weigh in! USDA is seeking comments on the proposed rule. The formal 60-day comment period is open through April 28. Feedback from students, parents, school food staff, school administrators, state agencies and other interested parties is an important part of the rule-making process.
Please help spread the word about this proposed rule and encourage comments through the formal comment process.
Read a summary of the proposed rule
Find the proposed rule online and the link to comment
Need resources to help with your wellness policy process? Check out the new School Nutrition Environment and Wellness Resources website!
Follow Team Nutrition on Twitter @TeamNutrition for the latest news releases, free resources and information related to school wellness.
New tool added to NCCOR's Catalogue of Surveillance Systems assesses restaurant menu items
The Catalogue of Surveillance Systems recently added MenuStat, a new data set from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. MenuStat provides nutrition information to over 35,000 foods from America's most popular restaurant chains.
Free webinars about Health at Every Size
The Association for Size Diversity and Health Education Committee is pleased to announce its first webinar series, The HAES Approach 101. We are excited to bring you a lineup of engaging presenters, each an expert in their field, who will provide an introduction to fundamental aspects of this paradigm.
Dietary supplement use among US adults more prevalent than once thought
Dietary supplement use by U.S. adults is more prevalent than indicated by published data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, according to a new article in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American College of Nutrition. The review article is based on five consecutive years of online market research studies conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs for the Council for Responsible Nutrition .
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