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SNEB Annual Conference
SNEB
JNEB Pre-conference Workshop: Introduction to Qualitative Methods (Level 1 Training)
Saturday, July 25 | 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Reservation required | Breakfast and lunch provided | 7 CEU
  • SNEB Members $60 | Students $50 | Non-members $75
Speakers: Suzie Goodell, Ph.D., RD, North Carolina State University; Virginia Carraway-Stage, Ph.D., RD, East Carolina University; Natalie Cooke, Ph.D., North Carolina State University; Amanda Peterson, BS, East Carolina University

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.

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Gala dinner riverboat cruise proposed
SNEB
Sunday, July 27 | 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Enjoy a night out with fellow conference attendees. The Gateway Clipper Fleet presents an unforgettable experience that truly captures the personality of a great river city — Pittsburgh. The evening will include dinner and sightseeing. Cost will be between $75 and $100 per person depending on the number of attendees who participate. Please indicate your interest in the cruise when you register for conference via the SNEB website or info@sneb.org. We need 50 attendees to RSVP in order to plan this event. You will be contacted with further information and payment details based on responses received by June 1.

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Students, earn a free day of registration for volunteering
SNEB
SNEB offers student conference attendees (both member and nonmember) the opportunity to volunteer onsite in exchange for free conference registration. For each four hours of volunteer time, students may attend one day of conference for free.
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On the job board
SNEB
Organization: Ball State University
Location: Muncie, Indiana
Tenure-track faculty position available Aug. 21, 2015 or Jan. 11, 2016.

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Upcoming webinars
SNEB
Making Menu Labeling Meaningful: How you can help your clients eat well while eating out
May 27 | 3 p.m. EDT | Register
This one-hour webinar provides the opportunity to better understand the new national menu labeling regulation, with a focus on how you can help consumers leverage menu labeling to eat well when eating out. Webinar sponsored by the SNEB Public Health Division.

Pre-Conference Prep & Planning for Students and Young Professionals
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.

SNEB Annual Conference 101
June 12 | 2 p.m. EDT | Register
Overwhelmed with all the action at the SNEB Annual Conference and looking to learn more about the dynamics of the Society? SNEB Annual Conference 101 can help! No cost to participate.

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DIVISION NEWS


New this year — online business meetings!
SNEB
Five SNEB divisions are in the process of scheduling online meetings to conduct their yearly business meeting. The hope is that more members can participate and volunteer if the meetings are held virtually. During the annual conference they are planning a get-together where the time won't need to be spent on business. You do not need to be a member of the division to attend. Register to attend these free online meetings.

Higher Education Division — 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, May 27 | Register
Communications Division — 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday, June 23 | Register
Meeting dates to be announced for Healthy Aging, Social Marketing and Weight Realities Division

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MEMBERS IN THE NEWS


SNEB member releases 2nd book
SNEB
"Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating: A Step-By-Step Guide for Overcoming Selective Eating, Food Aversion, and Feeding Disorders" by Katja Rowell, Ph.D., and Jenny McGlothlin, and published by New Harbinger Publications.
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Top 10 nutrition trends
Dairy Council of California
Dairy Council of California's annual summary of the health and nutrition issues has been released. This analysis is conducted by its Nutrition Trends Task Force, which meets three times per year to review the current trends in nutrition research, policy and communications, and incorporates over 40 publications that report on nutrition issues.
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JNEB IN THE NEWS


Secret weapon to a healthy weight: A shopping list
WTIC-TV
Forget fancy diets and expensive exercise programs. Fighting fat and keeping a healthy weight may be as easy as food shopping with a grocery list. People who said they always used a list when they shopped had a healthier weight, even in neighborhoods where there were a variety of obstacles to eating healthy, according to a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.
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Journal Club fall 2015 — Survey Design and Validation
SNEB
The Spring Semester on Statistical Methodology has concluded, and all 11 sessions are online. Based on member interest and the success of this spring's series, the fall series will focus on Survey Design and Validation in Nutrition Education and Behavior Research.

The webinars will feature JNEB authors sharing their experiences with designing surveys in various formats and validating survey instruments for a variety of audiences. These one-hour webinars, conducted at noon EDT on Mondays, will provide valuable learning opportunities for anyone wishing to expand their knowledge of creating and validating surveys. Participants also earn CPE by attending.

If you would like to be registered for the entire fall webinar series, email rdaeger@sneb.org

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IN THE HEADLINES


Food for Life — Kenya
CNBC Africa via YouTube
An informative video from a recent Food for Life festival in Nairobi, Kenya highlights the benefits of ecological farming, including an interview with organic farmer Elizabeth Diba.
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Healthy Eating Research releases 2015 call for proposals
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Healthy Eating Research is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The program supports research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among groups at highest risk for obesity: black, Latino, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander and children who live in lower-income communities. Findings are expected to advance RWJF's efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic, eliminate disparities and help all children achieve a healthy weight.

This call for proposals is for two types of awards aimed at providing advocates, decision-makers and policymakers with evidence to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. The award types are: Round 9 grants and RWJF New Connections grants awarded through the Healthy Eating Research program.

More details and how to apply

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Laws on junk food in schools fail to help poor fight obesity, study says
Los Angeles Times
Since state laws made it harder for California elementary school kids to get their hands on sugary drinks and junk food snacks on campus, researchers found, students' risk of becoming overweight or obese fell slightly — but mostly if they came from higher-income neighborhoods.
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Opportunities for moving abound — get active, wherever you are
NIH News in Health
You know that physical activity can help you live a longer, healthier life. But did you know you don't need to join a gym or use costly equipment to be physically active? No matter where you live, work or go to school, you can find ways to move more and sit less throughout your day. In addition to helping your health, you might have fun without spending a lot of money.
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IOM skeptical of dietary supplements offered for Alzheimer's disease
Institute of Medicine
The Institute of Medicine has concluded that there is little evidence that supplements of antioxidants (vitamin E, vitamin C, flavonoids or carotenoids), B vitamins (B6, B12 or folate), or vitamin D can improve mental function in people who are not deficient. The entire book can be read online or downloaded free of charge from the IOM website.
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New research into health benefits of coffee
EuerkAlert!
New research has brought us closer to being able to understand the health benefits of coffee. Researchers have conducted the most comprehensive study to date on how free radicals and antioxidants behave during every stage of the coffee brewing process, from intact bean to coffee brew.
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Food kids see in TV ads do not meet nutritional standards, CDC says
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Over half of the foods in advertising directed at children were ineligible for advertising if they followed government standards, the CDC says in a new report.
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Church-based diabetes education leads to healthier lifestyles for Latinos
EurekAlert!
Latino adults with diabetes who participated in a church-based education program reported eating less high-fat food and exercising more following a trial intervention program run by researchers from University of Chicago's Department of Medicine.
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Gastric band and weight management therapies offer similar benefits
EurekAlert!
A small clinical trial among Type 2 diabetes patients has now has shown that two approaches — adjustable gastric band surgery and an intensive group-based medical diabetes and weight management program — achieved similar improvements in controlling blood sugar levels after one year. The study was published recently in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
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Healthy children's menu items tied to healthier ordering patterns
Obesity
The first study of its kind evaluating ordering patterns of children's meals when provided with healthier menu items and changes in restaurant revenues shows potential for both improved children's health and restaurant growth.
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Just 1 hour of daily TV boosts kids' obesity risk, study suggests
HealthDay News
Watching television, even for just an hour a day, may boost the risk that young children will be overweight or obese, according to new research. Previous research has linked children's television viewing with obesity and other problems. But the new study finds even less screen time may be enough to influence children's weights.
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NIFA awards more than $4 million in nutrition research grants
Department of Agriculture
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture recently announced more than $4 million in research grants to improve the functional role of food in human health and nutrition. These awards were made through NIFA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, which is authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.
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Call for Proposals: Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference
American Journal of Health Promotion
The Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference brings together more than 600 professionals with a passion for health promotion — individuals who represent the most successful programs in workplace, clinical, educational and community settings. This is your opportunity to meet them, learn from them, share experience, connect and collaborate.
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New food festival will help tackle city's nutrition problem
Herald Scotland
Fed up with Glasgow, Scotland's enduring reputation for having a mediocre eating-out scene coupled with the worst diet in Europe, chef-restaurateurs have formed Real Food Real Folk, a new nonprofit co-operative whose twin aims are to showcase Glasgow's burgeoning food revival while helping the most deprived in poorer areas of the city.
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Draft guidance on mandatory food recalls available for comment
FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has published a notice in the Federal Register that a draft guidance for industry on mandatory food recalls is available for public comment.
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