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Interested in policy — SNEB's Advisory Committee on Public Policy needs you!
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SNEB members who are interested in getting more involved in policy issues are urged to consider serving on SNEB's Advisory Committee of Public Policy. You don't need to have a policy background — just an interest to learn. There are a few opening for two-year positions beginning this summer. ommittee meets monthly and work is conducted by conference call and email. Learn more about ACPP here and please feel free to contact Tracy Fox, chair (tracy@foodnutritionpolicy.com), or Melody Steeples, chair-elect (melody@can-act.net), for more information and to volunteer.
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Upcoming webinars
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Aging and Muscle Loss: Too Young to Worry? Think Again!
Date: Thursday, June 19 | Time: 1 to 2:15 p.m. EDT | Register

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Position posted
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Position Title: Nutrition Education Materials, Evaluation and Training Manager
Organization: University of Massachusetts Extension Nutrition Education Program
City, State: Amherst, Massachusetts
Application Deadline: May 13

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JNEB Journal Club 2014 fall semester announced
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We have eleven sessions planned for this fall. Check out the full schedule here. If you are interested in being registered for all sessions. Please email rdaeger@sneb.org.
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Top 5 downloaded JNEB articles for first quarter of 2014
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IN THE HEADLINES


Your GENIE is here!
GENIE
The Guide for Effective Nutrition Interventions and Education (GENIE), is a validated online checklist tool now available to help program planners and program evaluators! GENIE identifies characteristics associated with strong nutrition education programs and allows you to complete a self-assessment of your program and provides resources for strengthening any areas that may be missing from a proposal. GENIE was developed through an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Nutrition Education Research Fellowship awarded to Jenica Abram, MPH, RDN, and was made possible through an educational grant from the ConAgra Foods Foundation. Access GENIE online at http://sm.eatright.org/GENIE.
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Toy box study
World Obesity
The EU-funded ToyBox -study, which explored obesity prevention interventions in preschool aged children, came to an end last month. As part of this project, World Obesity has published a summary of the policy implications for preventing overweight in young children, with estimates of cost-effectiveness and examples of policy implementation. The document can be found here.
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Low vitamin B6 and iron levels are linked to panic attacks
Vitasearch
In a study involving 21 patients with panic attack or hyperventilation attack (who are often admitted to emergency departments of hospitals), levels of vitamin B6 and iron were found to be significantly lower among these subjects, as compared to a volunteer group of subjects without panic or hyperventilation attack. No significant difference in levels of vitamins B2 and B12 were found between the groups. The authors conclude, "These results suggest that low serum concentrations of Vit B6 and iron are involved in PA and HVA. Further studies are needed to clarify the mechanisms involved in such differences."
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Data suggest toddlers' potassium and dietary fiber intake should be priority
EurekAlert!
Recommendations to increase the intake of potassium and dietary fiber among young children should be a priority for the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, according to a new study by the Alliance for Potato Research and Education presented at Experimental Biology 2014.
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Nondigestible fiber lowers cholesterol, body fat
Newswise
The saying, "we are what we eat," has never been more true. Nutritionists increasingly emphasize that the nutrients in the foods we consume can potentially create health and reduce disease. Moul Dey, associate professor of health and nutritional sciences at South Dakota State University, would agree. Her research focuses on using wheat fiber to lower cholesterol and prevent the development of heart disease.
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Voices for Healthy Kids funding opportunities
Voices for Healthy Kids
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and American Heart Association have partnered on a new initiative to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic in the U.S. — Voices for Healthy Kids. As part of that initiative, the Voices Strategic Campaign Fund and Rapid Response Fund are awarding grants to state and local organizations and coalitions to support advocacy campaigns aligned with Voices policy priorities, including reducing unhealthy food marketing in schools, improving the nutritional quality of restaurant children's meals, providing healthy snacks in schools and taxes on soda and other sugary drinks.
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Developing national dietary guidance for birth to 24 months age group
Department of Agriculture
Good nutrition is vital to optimal infant and toddler growth, development and health. The importance of this age group has been emphasized by first lady Michelle Obama, who said that "If our kids get into the habit of getting up and playing, if their palates warm up to veggies at an early age and if they're not glued to a TV screen all day, they're on their way to healthy habits for life."
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Guidelines for media portrayals of individuals affected by obesity
Obesity Action Coalition
The media is an influential source of information about obesity, and shapes public understanding and attitudes about this important health issue. From network news to daily newspapers, obesity has become a fixture of daily headlines throughout the United States, and while this certainly raises the profile of obesity and its serious health implications, media representatives often unknowingly depict obesity, and those affected by it, in a negative light.
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Study exposes risk of nutritional deficiencies in obese teens
EurekAlert!
A new study exposes the risk of nutritional deficiencies in severely obese teens — both those who had weight loss surgery and those who did not. At least five years after undergoing gastric bypass surgery, teens and young adults maintained significant weight loss but were at risk of nutritional deficiencies, particularly low iron, mild anemia and low vitamin D.
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Many heavily breastfed infants not getting needed dietary diversity
EurekAlert!
Approximately three of every four Cincinnati infants heavily breastfeed after the age of six months is not obtaining the level of dietary diversity recommended by the World Health Organization, according to a new Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center study.
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HEALTHCAM 2014
CARRS
HealthCAM 2014 is being hosted by QUT's Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q), Faculties of Health and Creative Industries and the School of Business. With a theme of "The Future of Public Health Communication," and a sub-theme of Government/Industry/Research collaboration, the first Australasian symposium will be a multidisciplinary event focusing on the development, communication and evaluation of effective behavior change campaigns in the area of public health.
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Future Care Scholarships help support students pursuing health careers
McNeil Consumer Healthcare
McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC Inc., the makers of Tylenol, has announced the 24th annual Tylenol Future Care Scholarship, and is now accepting applications through June 30.
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