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Call for programs for 2015 Annual Conference
Deadline: Oct. 10
Did you know SNEB conference programs are organized by members? Now is the time to start gathering your ideas for a pre-conference workshop or a conference session. This year the program proposal form is online here.
You can download full details and a draft Word document here since the survey will not allow you to save work in progress.
- Journal Club 2
Sept. 22 | 1 p.m. ET | Register
The Influence of Home Food Environments on Eating Behaviors of Overweight and Obese Women presented by Michelle C. Kegler, DrPH, Emory University
- Journal Club 3
Sept. 29 | 1 p.m. ET | Register
Involvement in Meal Preparation at Home is Associated with Better Diet Quality among Canadian Children presented by Yen Li Chu, Ph.D., University of Alberta
- Expert Panel: Leveraging Social Media in Delivering Successful Nutrition Programs
Nov. 13 | 2 p.m. ET | Register
- GENIE: Your Nutrition Education Wishes Have Been Granted!
Nov. 19 | 3:30 p.m. ET | Register
Webinar recordings now available
Journal Club 1 — Impact of Cooking and Home Food Preparation Interventions among Adults: Outcomes and Implications for Future Programs (Sept. 15)
Six Family Fun Ways to Help Parents Start the School Year Off by Eating Healthfully and Being Active (Sept. 9)
SNEB can claim $100 discount on attending the Cardiometabolic Risk Summit
SNEB is pleased to offer $100 off registration for any member who wishes to attend the 2.5-day meeting Oct. 10-12 in Las Vegas. To receive this discount, use promo code PARTNER100 when registering here.
Did you know?
SNEB relies on volunteers for all types of tasks. Volunteering for SNEB is a great chance to meet other members, practice a skill and build your resume. Some tasks take just 15 minutes once a month! Find the details and sign up here.
Member is among innovative women in food and drink
SNEB member and Helen Denning Ullrich Annual Award of Excellence in Nutrition Education award winner Margo Wootan, DSc, director of nutrition policy for the Center for Science in the Public Interest, has been named one of the Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink by Fortune and Food & Wine magazines: "This group is permanently changing the way we eat and how we think about food."
Edible Arrangements, originator and category leader in fresh fruit arrangements, has joined SNEB as an organizational member. This coincides with the announcement of Edible Arrangement's healthy, all-fruit alternatives to cakes and cookies for in-school celebrations. The company's 1,200 U.S. franchisees will also be offering discounted products to schools. Read more here.
Department of Agriculture
Pre-K or grade school students can "Join the Fruit and Vegetable Party" with this activity book which has hundreds of teaching and participatory ideas. Read the reviews on the resource in the MyPlate eCatalog.
Looking for a blog on MyPlate? "About MyPlate Every Day Blog" explores reader questions, news, studies and many topics that are relevant for nutrition educators so they may be up to date and innovative with their approach to teaching MyPlate and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Check out the review of the blog on the MyPlate eCatalog.
JNEB letters to the editor
The following letters were published in the September/October issue of JNEB.
Response to Fornasaro-Donahue et al, Increasing Breastfeeding in WIC Participants: Cost of Formula
as a Motivator by George Kent, Ph.D.
Response to Letter to the Editor
Back-to-school article collection
The Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior is pleased to share this online collection of articles related to school nutrition. Topics include facilitating healthful eating and physical activity, student and parent engagement and creative nutrition education and promotion efforts. Given the updated school meal and snack standards in place in schools across the country, the goal of this timely resource is to help food service operators prepare and serve healthy foods, help kids make healthy choices at school and help all of those working in and with schools — including nutrition educators — improve the overall school environment.
New podcast available
Dietary Self-Monitoring, But Not Dietary Quality, Improves With Use of Smartphone App Technology in an 8-Week Weight Loss Trial
Authors: Christopher M. Wharton, PhD; Carol S. Johnston, PhD, RD; Barbara K. Cunningham, MEd, MS, RD; Danielle Sterner, MS, RD
Interview: Researchers from Arizona State University examined how smartphone use affected weight loss goals and determined that smartphones may offer users an advantage over traditional methods when tracking diet data. Christopher Wharton, Ph.D., discusses the results of this study.
September/October 2014, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2014.04.291)
Duration: 8:33 min
'To-do list' on food safety grows longer for feds
The largest food safety overhaul in generations is being starved of funding needed to enforce a host of new regulations for factories, farms and importers, safety advocates warn. The 2010 Food Safety Modernization Act was billed as creating a fundamental shift in the way government protects the nation's food supply against the threat of foodborne illness.
Diet program comparison finds little difference in weight loss outcomes
In an analysis of data from nearly 50 trials including about 7,300 individuals, significant weight loss was observed with any low-carbohydrate or low-fat diet, with weight loss differences between diet programs small, findings that support the practice of recommending any diet that a patient will adhere to in order to lose weight, according to a study in the Sept. 3 issue of JAMA.
Childhood diet habits set in infancy, study suggests
The New York Times
Efforts to improve what children eat should begin before they even learn to walk, a series of nutritional studies has found. Taken together, the data indicate that infant feeding patterns persist far longer than has been appreciated.
Advancing the discussion: Obesity and overweight messaging in health promotion
Health promotion professionals seek to address obesity and overweight in their practice and in health messaging delivered to the public. In discussing obesity, there are many factors that often inform how these messages are shaped. This webinar is a discussion amongst both practitioners and researchers on balanced approaches to addressing obesity and overweight in health promotion messaging. Webinar recording now online.
Grocers lead kids to produce aisle with junk-food style marketing
National Public Radio
Despite all the cheerleading for healthy eating, Americans still eat only about one serving of fruit per day, on average. And our veggie consumption, according to an analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls short, too. So, with the back-to-school season underway and families thinking about what to pack in the lunchbox, grocers are hoping to entice young consumers and their parents to the produce aisle by creating new, kid-focused snacking sections.
Training your brain to prefer healthy foods
It may be possible to train the brain to prefer healthy low-calorie foods over unhealthy higher-calorie foods, according to new research. Published online in the journal Nutrition & Diabetes, a brain scan study in adult men and women suggests that it is possible to reverse the addictive power of unhealthy food while also increasing preference for healthy foods.
Family dinners could protect teens from cyberbullying
Bottom line: Cyberbullying was associated with mental health and substance use problems in adolescents but family dinners may help protect teens from the consequences of cyberbullying and also be beneficial for their mental health.
Extend the reach of healthcare through mobility. Create solutions to help provide uncompromised healthcare in rural areas in Tamil Nadu
Ford is asking you to help those living in the rural regions of Tamil Nadu, India by extending the reach of healthcare services to them. To get started, take a look at the challenge requirements below and visit the Resources page for links to relevant data, open source projects and more. Don't forget to click the "Register" button to make sure you receive all important challenge updates.
Study finds 'family meal' ideal is stressful, impossible for many families
Magazines, television and other popular media increasingly urge families to return to the kitchen, stressing the importance of home-cooked meals and family dinners to physical health and family well-being. But new research findings from North Carolina State University show that home cooking and family meals place significant stresses on many families — and are simply impossible for others.
Congressional Democrats call on FTC to strengthen oversight of food marketing to children
Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) recently led a group of Congressional Democrats in calling for the Obama Administration to strengthen its oversight of food and beverage companies and ensure that they are making progress on reducing unhealthy food marketing to children.
Poll: Parents support healthier school food policies by 3-to-1 margin
The vast majority of parents of school-age children support strong national nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold to students during school, according to a poll from The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Heart Association.
Hospitals less likely to encourage black mothers to breastfeed
Black mothers have lagged behind white mothers in breastfeeding for decades. Now a recent U.S. government study suggests that key differences in maternity services at hospitals may be a factor in the widening disparity. The study, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that hospitals in neighborhoods with an above-average population of black people promoted nursing at a rate nearly 15 percentage points lower than hospitals located in other neighborhoods.
Eating is addictive but sugar and fat are not like drugs, study says
People can become addicted to eating for its own sake but not to consuming specific foods such as those high in sugar or fat, research suggests. An international team of scientists has found no strong evidence for people being addicted to the chemical substances in certain foods.
Hosted by QUT, HealthCAM 2104 will bring together experts from the field of health communications and will feature an international and national lineup of speakers from agency, client and government organizations. The event, a collaboration between CARRS-Q, QUT Faculty of Health, Creative Industries Faculty and the QUT Business School, will focus on the development of communications and evaluation of effective behavior and social change campaigns in the area of health.
A full program and list of guest speakers is available here.
An appetite for life
A simple question about appetite can provide insights into old people's general health that may help reduce their risk of dying. In a study published in the journal Appetite, researchers investigated the connection between appetite and mortality.
CDC report finds sodium consumption high among US children
More than 90 percent of U.S. children, aged 6-18 years, eat more sodium than recommended, putting them at risk for developing high blood pressure and heart disease later in life, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report.
Whole Kids Foundation to fund school salad bars, educational gardens
The Produce News
Whole Kids Foundation is kicking off back-to-school season with a goal of raising $3 million to fund salad bars and gardens for schools and nutrition education classes for teachers. The effort is part of the foundation's annual campaign aimed at raising awareness around the importance of childhood nutrition and helping schools provide healthier food choices for students.
New CDC resource: Tips for teachers — promoting healthy eating and physical activity in the classroom
Simple changes in the classroom can make a big impact on preventing childhood obesity. CDC's new resource, Tips for Teachers: Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in the Classroom, is full of easy ways teachers can promote a healthy classroom.
FDA announces dietetics and nutrition webinar
The FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) and JIFSAN are jointly sponsoring a Dietetics and Nutrition webinar from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT Sept. 22-23. The purpose of the webinar is to communicate FDA's nutrition and regulatory activities that are relevant to the practice of nutrition and dietetics. In March 2012, the Joint FDA/JIFSAN Webinar covered current and basic information on food and nutrition regulatory policies. As the information on these topics has advanced over the past two years, this year's webinar will cover topics that have any available new and updated information.
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