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Position posted to SNEB job board
Assistant/associate professor: The Oklahoma State University Department of Nutritional Sciences is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a new faculty position at the rank of assistant or associate professor with a focus on obesity and chronic disease prevention at the community level. This is a nine-month, tenure-leading teaching and research assignment.
Webinar recordings available
Journal Club 5: Implementation of a School-based Internet Obesity Prevention Program for Adolescents (recorded Oct. 7)
Journal Club 6: Statewide Evaluation of Local Wellness Policies in Georgia: An Examination of Policy Compliance, Policy Strength and Associated Factors (recorded Oct. 14)
New webinar scheduled
Webinar: Is Lactose Intolerance Stopping Your Dairy Intake?
Thursday, Dec. 5 | 2 to 3 p.m. EST | Register
Lactose intolerance is a common reason that consumers avoid dairy foods and miss out on the numerous health benefits associated with them. However, myths and misconceptions regarding the prevalence, diagnosis and treatment of this condition abound, both among consumers and nutrition educators. This webinar will improve nutrition educators' understanding of lactose intolerance and equip them with the information they need to help their clients and patients overcome this real or perceived barrier to dairy consumption and attain the numerous health benefits associated with dairy foods. This session is sponsored by St. Louis District Dairy Council.
Connie Diekman, M.Ed., RD, CSSD, LD, Washington University in St Louis
Attendees will earn 1 CPEs from the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
- Discuss and dispel myths surrounding lactose intolerance.
- Outline the status of current science regarding the incidence of lactose maldigestion and intolerance.
- Define currently accepted methods of diagnosis for lactose maldigestion and intolerance.
- Review tips to help reduce clients' fears about lactose intolerance in order to enjoy dairy foods and their nutrition.
SNEB Members attend webinars free as a benefit of membership. Nonmember cost is $25; however, the first 200 nonmembers to register will attend as guests of St. Louis District Dairy Council.
New resources from SNEB members
Resource submitted by Madeleine Sigman-Grant, Ph.D., RD, professor and MCH-Nutrition Area Extension Specialist, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
The All 4 Kids program is a 21-lesson program teaching children (ages 3-5) to be active, eat smart and live healthy at any size. These lessons meet many Nevada Pre-K standards and will easily match to Pre-K standards in your state. All take-home materials for the child and family are available in English and Spanish.
All curricula, print materials and videos are available FREE online at http://campus.extension.org/. Once you are set up on the eXtension website, enter "All 4 Kids" into the search box to access the program. Any questions, please contact Angela Wozniak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resource submitted by The Canned Food Alliance
The Canned Food Alliance has two new resources available to share with consumers or as the basis for educational outreach. The following materials can be found in our resource center:
• The CFA's "Pantry Heroes: 5 Canned Foods to Always Keep on Hand" fact sheet spotlights five canned food favorites, offering a nutrition, value/convenience and recipe tip for each.
• The CFA's "Canned Food Myths - Busted!" fact sheet examines some of the top consumer misconceptions about canned food and counters them with research-based information.
'Cupcake bans' rare, but policies may reduce overexposure to sugary treats
Nearly one in three American children are overweight or obese, but sugary sweets are often on the menu at elementary school classroom parties.
But schools with a district policy or state law discouraging sugary foods and beverages were 2.5 times more likely to restrict those foods at parties than were schools with no such policy or law, according to a new study published online in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.
JNEB Journal Club 2013 fall semester
SNEB has launched a second semester of the JNEB Journal Club. The Journal Club will consist of weekly webinars featuring authors from the latest issue of Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. During the webinars, the authors will review and discuss their research articles and students will have an opportunity to ask questions. Each one-hour webinar will be broadcast at 1 p.m. EDT and available as a recording
October 21: Associations between Whole Grain Intake, Psychosocial Variables and Home Availability among Elementary School Children by Renee Rosen, Ph.D., RD, University of Minnesota | Register
October 28: A Pilot Comprehensive School Nutrition Program Improves Knowledge and Intentions for Milk and Alternatives Intake among Youth in a Remote First Nation by Michelle Gates, RD, MSc, University of Waterloo, Canada | Register
JNEB Journal Club 2014 spring semester
The Spring 2014 Journal Club looks at research on "Labels, Media and Marketing." Watch for details at http://www.sneb.org/events/journalclub.html or email email@example.com if you'd like to notified when registration opens.
Farm to food bank to school: An emerging model in communities across the country
National Farm to School Network
Noon CST Nov. 12
In many communities across the country, food banks are emerging as community food hubs, connecting local farms to other markets, including schools. Some food banks are engaged in other farm to school activities including experiential farm education. Join the National Farm to School Network for the November Lunch Bites webinar to hear from individuals who are leading this model at their local food banks.
FDA approves tenuous health claim for whole grains and Type 2 diabetes
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved ConAgra Foods' petition for a qualified health claim that links whole grain consumption to a reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes. However, the FDA stated that based on the scientific evidence submitted with the petition and other pertinent scientific evidence, it concludes that "there is very limited credible scientific evidence for a qualified health claim for whole grains and type 2 diabetes."
Kids' dietary supplement forced to change deceptive ads
A dietary supplement that professed to provoke miraculous speech gains in children has backed off its claims after facing accusations of deceptive marketing practices.
The NourishLife product SpeechNutrients speak sounded too good to be true. In its advertising literature the company asserted that its patented formula could help children suffering from apraxia and autism who had delayed speech, complete with testimony from happy-looking families who said their children starting talking sometimes within hours of taking the product.
Molecule produced during brain exercise boosts brain health
Research has shown that exercise is good for the brain. Now investigators have identified a molecule called irisin that is produced in the brain during endurance exercise and has neuroprotective effects. Researchers were able to artificially increase the levels of irisin in the blood to activate genes involved in learning and memory. The findings, published online Oct. 10 in the Cell Press journal Cell Metabolism, may be useful for designing drugs that utilize this exercise-induced molecule to guard against neurodegenerative diseases and improve cognition in the aging population.
Osteoporosis is a major threat to women and their future independence, new report warns
World Osteoporosis Day
According to a new report published by the International Osteoporosis Foundation, women may expect to live longer, but their quality of life will be seriously jeopardized if action to protect their bone health is not taken.
Herbal products with ingredients not listed on the label
The majority of herbal products on the market contain ingredients not listed on the label, with most companies substituting cheaper alternatives and using fillers, according to new research from the University of Guelph.
Food Day: Oct. 24
Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food. Thousands of events are planned for #FoodDay2013. Check the map and attend one in your area.
New funding announcement
Baylor College of Medicine
The USDA Center for Collaborative Research on WIC Nutrition Education Innovations at the USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine (CNRC WIC Center) announces the second round of funding available for researcher-initiated projects to demonstrate creative approaches to nutrition education for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). The CNRC WIC Center is funded by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service. University-based researchers, with state/local WIC collaborators, are eligible to respond.
The grants will be funded for up to two years and require a partnership between a university-based researcher and a state or local WIC program.
A letter of intent is due on Dec. 18. Complete applications are due Jan. 29, 2014.
The full RFA and directions are available at: http://www.bcm.edu/cnrc/wiccenter/.
5 regular meals reduce obesity risk among adolescents
A regular eating pattern may protect adolescents from obesity, according to a Finnish population-based study with more than 4,000 participants. When eating five meals — breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks — a day, even those with a genetic predisposition to obesity had no higher body mass index than their controls.
Athlete endorsements in food marketing
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The majority of the food and beverage brands endorsed by professional athletes are for unhealthy products such as sports beverages, soft drinks and fast food, according to a new study by the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity. The study, appearing in the November issue of Pediatrics, analyzes the endorsements of 100 professional athletes; of the 512 brands associated with these athletes, food and beverage brands were the second largest category of endorsements.
Cultural differences: Vegetarian morality differs around the world
The psychological reasons for vegetarianism are more nuanced than had been previously theorized, according to a new study published in the journal Appetite.
2 genes linked to increased risk for eating disorders
Eating disorders like anorexia nervosa and bulimia often run in families, but identifying specific genes that increase a person's risk for these complex disorders has proved difficult.
Now scientists from the University of Iowa and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have discovered — by studying the genetics of two families severely affected by eating disorders — two gene mutations, one in each family, that are associated with increased risk of developing eating disorders.
The 'healthy obese' and their healthy fat cells
The New York Times
They are a mystery to researchers: people who are significantly overweight and yet show none of the usual metabolic red flags. Despite their obesity, they have normal cholesterol levels, healthy blood pressure levels and no apparent signs of impending diabetes.
Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
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