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Call for programs for 2015 Annual Conference
Deadline: Oct. 10 — NINE DAYS
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.
TEDMED live access extended
In case you missed any speaker talks or would like to relive your favorite moments from the stage, we're happy to share we're keeping TEDMED Live access available through October. Click here and use your Affiliate ID "L63154" to catch any session on-demand.
Journal Club 4
1 p.m. ET Oct. 6 | Register
Associations Between Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption and Fast Food Restaurant Frequency among adolescents and their Friends presented by Meg Bruening, Ph.D., MPH, RD, Arizona State University
Journal Club 5
1 p.m. ET Oct. 13 | Register
Environmental Factors That Impact the Eating Behaviors of Low-income African American Adolescents in Baltimore City presented by Karina M.H. Christiansen, MPP, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Professional Development Webinar Series: Public Health
1 to 1:30 p.m. ET Oct. 16 | Register
This webinar is the first of the Professional Development series hosted by the SNEB Student Committee. Dr. Pinard will share her success in the field of public health as it relates to nutrition education and behavior, by describing her education, current work and the different avenues for students and professionals to get involved. The webinar will last 30 minutes.
Webinar recordings now available
Journal Club 2
Sept. 22 | 1 p.m. ET | Recording
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 | Recording
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
Did you know?
This year SNEB is also calling for abstracts in a new category: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).
For SNEB, SoTL is the scholarly inquiry associated with teaching students in a college/university course or curriculum. Examples of SoTL may include:
Those wishing to submit SoTL abstracts should follow the same guidelines provided for the Research and Practice abstract categories. However, when submitting your SoTL abstract, please select SoTL for the abstract category in the appropriate drop-down menu. If you have any questions about if your SoTL work fits with SNEB, please contact Suzie Goodell, the Higher Education Division chair.
- Best practices associated with teaching undergraduate or graduate nutrition courses
- Innovative and high impact teaching strategies (service-learning, flipped classrooms, online learning
environments, study abroad, etc.)
- Individual course or curriculum development
- Assessment of student learning outcomes
My Plate eCatalog
USDA Team Nutrition's MyPlate at Home Parent handout is a four-page booklet for parents that reinforces the class lessons at home. It's available in English, Spanish, Chinese and French. Read reviews here.
Edible Arrangements has joined SNEB as an organizational member and is offering discounted fruit arrangements for healthy school celebrations.
'Brain Breaks' increase educational performance in elementary schools
A recent Oregon survey about an exercise DVD that adds short breaks of physical activity into the daily routine of elementary school students found it had a high level of popularity with both students and teachers, and offered clear advantages for overly sedentary educational programs. Called "Brain Breaks," the DVD was developed and produced by the Healthy Youth Program of the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, and is available nationally.
Image of the month
October 2014 image of the month: Figure body image scale
Childhood obesity awareness article collection
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior is pleased to bring you a collection of articles covering childhood obesity. Here are just a few of the featured articles.
- Incentivizing Children's Fruit and Vegetable Consumption: Results of a United States Pilot Study of the Food Dudes Program
- Texting for Health: The Use of Participatory Methods to Develop Healthy Lifestyle Messages for Teens
- The Healthy Toddlers Curriculum
- Nutrition Claims Influence Health Perceptions and Taste Preferences in Fourth- and Fifth-Grade Children
- The Relationship between Practices and Child Care Providers’ Beliefs Related to Child Feeding and Obesity Prevention
New podcast available
Body Size Perception Among African-American Women
Authors: Elizabeth B. Lynch, Ph.D., and John Kane, MS
Interview: According to new research from Rush University Medical Center, cultural norms for body size may prevent awareness among many African-American women about the potential health benefits they and others in their cultural group might achieve through weight loss. Elizabeth B. Lynch, Ph.D., explains in the accompanying podcast.
Duration: 13:09 min
Artificial sweeteners may be contributing to obesity
Food Ingredients First
Artificial sweeteners, promoted as aids to weight loss and diabetes prevention, could actually hasten the development of glucose intolerance and metabolic disease, and they do it in a surprising way: by changing the composition and function of the gut microbiota — the substantial population of bacteria residing in our intestines. These findings, the results of experiments in mice and humans, were published in Nature.
USDA requests applications for Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center
Department of Agriculture
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that up to $2.5 million is available to establish the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center. This competitive grant is part of USDA's efforts to reduce childhood food insecurity in rural communities in America.
Future of Children fall 2014 research report published
The Future of Children
In 2012, nearly 16 million U.S. children, or over one in five, lived in households that were food-insecure, defined as "a household-level economic and social condition of limited access to food."
A content analysis of weight stigmatization in popular television programming for adolescents
This study provides updated information regarding the prevalence and characteristics of weight stigma in popular adolescent television programming, using a sample of favorite shows named by diverse adolescents.
Sporting events should ditch nutritional supps, sports drinks sponsorship
Such sponsorship could mislead the public into thinking these products work well and/or are good for health — for which there is no strong scientific evidence — suggest Simon Outram and Bob Stewart of the Institute of Sport, Exercise, and Active Living, in Melbourne, Australia.
Nourish News: Happy Fall 2014!
Nourish is an educational initiative designed to open a meaningful conversation about food, health and sustainability, particularly in schools and communities. Nourish is a program of WorldLink, a nonprofit organization dedicated to education for sustainability. Visit www.nourishlife.org.
Announcing the FINAL installment in the webinar series Raising A Health At Every Size Generation
Promoting HEALTH Instead of SIZE in Children: Teaching Kids to Connect With and Care For, Not Compare Their Bodies with Kathy Kater, LICSW at 1 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday Oct. 29. Register here.
The cafeteria is the biggest classroom in the school
Department of Agriculture
Mount Desert Elementary School is a small school with a big vision, located on Mount Desert Island off the coast of Maine. Here we strive to promote a healthy lifestyle for our students through physical activity and nutrition education. The cafeteria is the biggest classroom in the school where students are taught to make healthy choices for themselves beginning in kindergarten.
Program equips coaches to teach healthy habits in addition to soccer skills
Obesity can destroy childhood happiness and create significant health concerns. The worst part? In most cases, it can be easily avoided. Now, US Youth Soccer — the largest youth sports organization in America — is taking a stand against childhood obesity with Coaching Healthy Habits, a new training to help coaches teach youth players to make healthier decisions on and off the field.
Food program puts food on the table, but dietary quality could be improved
A new American Cancer Society study suggests that participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, previously known as the food stamp program, had lower dietary quality scores compared with income eligible non-participants.
USDA announces up to $31 million to make healthy eating more affordable
Department of Agriculture
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture is making up to $31.5 million in funding available to help participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program more easily afford healthy foods like fruits and vegetables.
Making Healthful Eating Behaviors Stick: Using Consumer Insights to Identify What Works
International Food Information Council Foundation
A webinar presented by the International Food Information Council Foundation from 1 to 2 p.m. ET on Oct. 28. Register here.
Please help us with testing and feedback on The Body Positive online course for professionals
The Body Positive
Dietitians often encounter patients who have social, emotional and eating problems stemming from body dissatisfaction. How do we help heal these patients? The Body Positive Psychotherapy online course will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to assist in the healing process. Too often dietitians know more about body biochemistry than we do about human behavior. This course will help fill the gaps. More information is available here.
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