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New to the conference schedule "An Evening with USDA: Updates in Nutrition Research and Programs" featuring Dr. Dionne Toombs. View the conference program.
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- FNEE Pre-Conference Workshop on 6/28 – 81 registered - space still available
- Growing Power tour on 6/28 – 35 registered – space still available
- Student and Young Professional Networking on 6/28 - 73 registered – space still available
- Networking Breakfast on 6/29 – 40 registered – space still available
- JNEB Workshop on 6/29 – 81 registered – space still available
- Fun Run on 6/30 – 43 registered – space still available
- Organic Valley tour on 7/2– 28 registered – space still available
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Dairy Council of California has a dedicated Trends Task Force that meets three times per year to review the trends in nutrition research, education, policy and communications. Their source information includes publications, both scholarly journals and news media that report on nutrition issues. Please visit 2014 Trends for this year's top nutrition trends.
Power of Protein webinar
If you missed the Power of Protein webinar on May 6, the recording is live on the Dairy Council of California website along with the speakers' response to questions that did not get answered live during the session.
Correction to this week's ACPP Policy Update
The link to the School Nutrition Association myths vs. facts document was missing. The correct link is available here.
JNEB Journal Club 2014 fall semester announced
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 email@example.com.
Review says inexpensive food a key factor in rising obesity
A new review summarizes what is known about economic factors tied to the obesity epidemic in the United States and concludes many common beliefs are wrong. The review notes that paradoxically, rising obesity rates coincided with increases in leisure time, increased fruit and vegetable availability and increased exercise uptake.
Study exposes risk of nutritional deficiencies in obese teens
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. The study also found low iron and low vitamin D in severely obese teens who did not undergo weight loss surgery. Those who didn't have surgery also had low levels of protein in their blood.
Healthy eating on a budget
Department of Agriculture
On May 21, USDA launched a new section on ChooseMyPlate.gov — Healthy Eating on a Budget. Healthy Eating on a Budget is designed to help consumers make cost-conscious choices as they plan, purchase and prepare healthy foods. New resources include two printable meal planning worksheets, 10 tips to "Save More at the Grocery Store," budget-friendly menus and much more.
McDonald's Happy Meals get 'Happy,' new yogurt option
McDonald's is expanding the mom-friendly choices in its Happy Meals line, announcing it will offer Go-Gurt as option. Beginning July 4, Go-Gurt low-fat strawberry yogurt will be available in Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals as an alternative to French fries or to the apple slices that have been part of kids' meals since March 2012.
Testing a paleo diet hypothesis in the test tube
By comparing how gut microbes from human vegetarians and grass-grazing baboons digest different diets, researchers have shown that ancestral human diets, so-called "paleo" diets, did not necessarily result in better appetite suppression.
How sweet it is: All about sugar substitutes
Food and Drug Administration
Whether it's to cut down on the number of calories they consume or any of a variety of other reasons, some people use sugar substitutes — also called high-intensity sweeteners — to sweeten and add flavor to their foods.
Fact sheet: Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act school meals implementation
Department of Agriculture
Congress passed the Hunger-Free Kids Act in 2010 with bipartisan support to help ensure every American child had access to the nutrition they need to grow into healthy adults. One goal of the law was to help reduce America's childhood obesity epidemic and reduce health risks for America's children by helping schools across the country produce balanced meals so children had access to healthy foods during the school day.
FTC charges green coffee bean sellers with deceiving consumers
Federal Trade Commission
The Federal Trade Commission has sued a Florida-based operation that capitalized on the green coffee diet fad by using bogus weight loss claims and fake news websites to market the dietary supplement Pure Green Coffee. Popularized on the syndicated talk show The Dr. Oz Show, green coffee bean extract was touted as a potent weight loss treatment that supposedly burns fat.
Organic 101: Understanding the 'made with organic' label
Department of Agriculture
Deciphering food labels and marketing claims can be a challenge for the average consumer. Companies use production and handling claims as a way to differentiate their products in the marketplace. Organic is one label that most consumers are familiar with, but understanding what "organic" really means can help consumers make informed choices.
Call for proposals — 2015 Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference
American Journal of Health Promotion
The call for proposals is now open for the 25th Annual Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference. The conference will be March 30 through April 3, 2015, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. The theme is: What's Next for Health Promotion? What New Approaches Will Produce the Best Outcomes?
Caring for infants and children with acute malnutrition
University of Southampton
Childhood malnutrition continues to be a major global issue, both in terms of mortality and the developmental and stunting issues that many experience. The underlying cause in these countries is the lack of capacity in health professionals undertaking the work face to face. Successful treatment of children with malnutrition requires specialist training, but it is not sufficiently covered in undergraduate health sciences programs across the world. In response to this, the International Malnutrition Task Force and the University of Southampton UK developed an interactive eLearning course on the management of childhood malnutrition, which can be accessed globally with support from fast increasing Internet coverage across the world.
Introducing the data visualization checklist
Evaluators and social scientists have a thirst for better graphs, a clear understanding of why better graphs were necessary, but they lacked efficient guidance on how, exactly, to make a graph better.
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