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Nominations being accepted for ACPP Health Promotion Policy Award
Please celebrate the efforts to shape and promote policies that promote health by nominating individuals or groups who have significantly contributed to creating and/or implementing policies or policy-based changes that support and positively impact the food and physical activity environment. Nominations accepted through Friday, May 20. Download the nomination form.
Nominations being accepted for ACPP Committee Members
The SNEB Advisory Committee on Public Policy is looking for additional committee members! Responsibilities of the two-year term include participation in monthly conference calls, updates on relevant policy issues and weighing in — through public comments, sign-on letters and other channels — around SNEB priority issues. ACPP members also help plan SNEB's annual conference ACPP plenary session. If interested, please complete the nomination form and submit by Monday, May 16.
By Ellen Schuster, BA, MS
Pre-recorded/archived webinars are a way to learn new information and sometimes obtain free continuing education credits. The webinars/recordings listed below are available to anyone, not included here are those available only to members of professional associations.
SNEB members should remember though that SNEB's archive of over 150 webinars is free at all times. If you watch a webinar that has been recorded in the past year and would like to receive a CEU certificate, contact the office at email@example.com.
Hunger Issues: Engaging Participants for Lifelong Change
1:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, May 17 | Register
Presenter: Julie Buck EdD, MHE, RDN, University of Idaho Extension, Bannock County
Persons with low resources, such as housing, money, healthcare and basic daily needs, may be aware of assistance in their area but are not matched to those services. Nutrition educators are located throughout most communities ready to teach. Challenges occur between communicating what type of services are available to the specific group and finding a match to those best able to teach. This session will discuss what challenges educators face in their specific locations, and provide opportunity for those persons on the webinar to share ideas with each other. Educators will be engaged in learning new ideas to program more effective with those in need. The SNEB Public Health Nutrition Division will be sponsoring this event.
|Welcome new SNEB members (since April 26)
- Da Chun BS, Northridge CA, Nutrition Education for Children
- Leigh Ann Edwards Hall, MPH, RD, Share Our Strength, Washington, D.C., Food & Nutrition Extension Education
- Carol Erickson MS University of Illinois Extension Rockford IL Food & Nutrition Extension Education
- Ginger Farineau, Hunger Free Vermont, South Burlington VT, Nutrition Education for Children
- Marian Fitzgibbon PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
- Joan Giampaoli PhD, RDN, CSU Chico, Chico, CA
- Haleigh Golub MS, Columbus OH, Nutrition Education for Children
- Lindsay Goolsby MS, RD, LDN, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
- Maggie Grate MS, RD, Puget Sound ESD, Renton, WA
- Gretchen Hofing MPH, RD, North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC, Sustainable Food Systems Network
Angela Kong, Chicago, IL
- Jane Kostenko Med, University of Maryland, Leonardtown MD, Food & Nutrition Extension Education
- Sarah Lisson, East Carolina University, Knightdale, NC
- Jenny Lowe, Oakland, CA
- Caren Maloy MS, RD, LDN, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
- Lauren McCullough MPH, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, Public Health Nutrition
- Charlene Rainey BA, Date Research Institute, San Juan Capistrano, CA, Nutrition Education With Industry
- Brenda Thompson-Wattles RDN, Chef, Idaho State Department of Education, Boise, ID, Nutrition Education for Children
- Gabrielle Turner-McGrievy, Columbia, SC
- Jenelle Wass MS, RD, LDN, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
- Alyson Wylie, Center for Healthy Communities, Chico, CA
- Crystal Wynn PhD/RD, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA, Higher Education
|SNEB representative Alexandra Lewin-Zwerdling attends Riley Memorial Foundation event
Thank you Alex for reporting on discussion you attended as a representative of SNEB.
The American Academy for the Advancement of Science hosted on Tuesday, May 3 a roundtable discussion on "Building a Unifying Message in Support of Food, Nutrition and Health Research." This event is the third stakeholder roundtable sponsored by the Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation (RMF). The meeting objectives included:
Representatives from the academic, government, private and public sectors were invited to attend. Additional RMF plans for 2016 underway or in development include: the AAAS Riley Memorial Lecture on May 23; endorsements from other key leaders and stakeholder organizations (in addition to the Delta Council and a few farm/commodity organizations), and plans for a final, integrated report on the unifying message, tentatively aimed for release in January 2017.
- Agree on the need for a unifying message to support research to improve food, nutrition and health.
- Better understand the research funding priorities of those around the table and explore common elements that would inform the development of a unifying message aimed at federal policy-makers.
- Opportunity for questions and dialogue on the value of a unifying message for increasing public research funding of food, nutrition and health and on the potential opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.
June 17 & 18, Cambridge, UK
The summits bring together experts from across the globe to strengthen and promote international initiatives and exchange knowledge on medical nutrition education and research.
Veggiecation: A Novel Approach to Improve Vegetable Consumption Among School-Aged Children
J Nutr Educ Behav. 2014;46:320–321
Veggiecation posters feature Veggie of the Month (ie, broccoli, cauliflower, parsnip, pumpkin, butternut squash, kale, snap peas, zucchini and asparagus).
Baylor College of Medicine
In a study of 400 fourth- and fifth-grade children who were asked to create implementations (action or coping plans) while playing a video game promoting fruit and vegetable intake, researchers found that children increased meal-specific fruit and vegetable intake. Their report appears in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.
Meal-Specific Dietary Changes From Squires Quest! II: A Serious Video Game Intervention
Authors: Karen W. Cullen, DrPH, RD; Yan Liu, MS; Debbe I. Thompson, PhD
Interview: Karen W. Cullen, DrPH, RD, reports how playing a serious online video game designed to both entertain and promote behavior change helped a group of 400 fourth and fifth graders set nutrition goals, which resulted in improved fruit and vegetable consumption.
Department of Agriculture
Food hubs, which are a businesses or organizations that manage the aggregation, distribution and marketing of locally-produced food, play a key role in creating opportunities for small and mid-sized producers while also satisfying growing consumer demand for local products. The new report, Running a Food Hub: Assessing Financial Viability, provides modules and best practices for food hubs to maximize profits and control costs.
Food and Drug Administration
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced the publication of its final guidance for industry, "A Labeling Guide for Restaurants and Retail Establishments Selling Away-From-Home Foods — Part II (Menu Labeling Requirements in Accordance with 21 CFR 101.11)."
University of Edinburgh via EuerkAlert!
An essential mineral in our diets has an unexpected role in helping living things remain adapted to the rhythms of night and day, scientists have found. Magnesium — a nutrient found in many foods — helps control how cells keep their own form of time to cope with the natural environmental cycle of day and night.
National Public Radio
The classic children's television show "Sesame Street" maintains the mission, as its motto says, to help kids become "smarter, stronger, kinder." Now not quite at its half-century mark, the company behind the show wants to claim a fourth characteristic for itself: quicker. The nonprofit educational company Sesame Workshop has launched Sesame Studios, a new channel that lives not on television but online — on YouTube.
Food and Drug Administration
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released the results of its 2014 Health and Diet Survey, a national telephone survey of 2,480 adults (18 years and older) in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, conducted from June to August 2014. The survey helps the FDA make informed regulatory, educational and other decisions with a better understanding of consumer knowledge, attitudes and practices about current and emerging nutrition and labeling issues.
UC Berkeley via EuerkAlert!
A mother's breast milk supports immune responses in her newborn that help the infant's gut become a healthy home to a mix of bacterial species, thanks in part to newly identified antibodies from the mother, according to a study by UC Berkeley researchers. Scientists believe the gut is sterile and bacteria-free at birth, when suddenly the infant is exposed to bacteria from the wider world.
After over a year of user research (thank you!), designing, testing and creating, we are excited to invite you to explore the new securenutrition.org.
- A colorful "Why Nutrition" video making the case for multisectoral action.
- A "How To" Guide to multisectoral nutrition — a "living document" aimed at providing practical guidance to technical practitioners designing or implementing nutrition-sensitive interventions. We'll be coming to you for more feedback on this soon!
- A robust digital library now covering all sectors contributing to nutrition outcomes, and featuring improved filtering and browsing options.
- An event calendar, now with direct downloads to iCal, google calendar, outlook, etc. Also, please submit your event!
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