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Abstract submissions accepted beginning Nov. 1
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. Find the complete call for abstracts, abstract guidelines and review criteria online.
Position title: Nutrition Education and Research — Assistant Professor
Organization: Wayne State University
Application deadline: Reviewing applications will begin Dec. 5, 2014
Position Posted: Oct. 27
Position title: Assistant Professor and Nutrition & Health Extension Specialist
Organization: Oklahoma State University Department of Nutritional Sciences
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Position posted: Oct. 23
Journal Club 8
1 p.m. ET Nov. 3 | Register
Determinants of Diet Quality in Pregnancy: Socio-demographic, Pregnancy-specific, and Food Environment Influences presented by Danielle M. Nash, MSc and Karen Campbell, Ph.D., University of Western Ontario
Journal Club 9
1 p.m. ET Nov. 10 | Register
Validation of an Adapted Version of the Nutrition Environment Measurement Tool for Stores (NEMS-S) in an Urban Area of Brazil presented by Paula A. Martins, Ph.D., Federal University of São Paulo
JNEB Workshop: How to Conduct and Write Systematic Reviews for JNEB
Rescheduled for 10 to 11 a.m. ET Jan. 28 | Register
Professional Development Webinar Series: Food and Nutrition Extension Education
Noon to 12:30 p.m. ET Nov. 13 | Register
This webinar is the second of the Professional Development series hosted by the SNEB Student Committee. Dr. Karen Ensle will share her success in the field of food and nutrition extension education, by describing her education, current work and the different avenues for students and professionals to get involved. The webinar will last 30 minutes.
Expert Panel: Leveraging Social Media in Delivering Successful Nutrition Programs
2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 13 | Register
This webinar brings together three professionals from different states to each share a social media project success including evaluation strategies. The projects featured are diverse with topics ranging from using social media for survey and focus group recruitment to texting, Twitter tags, online blogs and promotion of messages via Facebook. Participants will be inspired by the breadth of potential for successfully using social media in programs.
Webinar recordings now available
Journal Club 6 — 1 p.m. ET Oct. 20
Differences in Food Environment Perceptions and Spatial of Food Shopping Between Residents of Low and High Food Access Areas presented by Angela D. Liese, Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Journal Club 7 — 1 p.m. ET Oct. 27
Differences in Home Food and Activity Environments between Obese and Healthy Weight Families of Preschool Children presented by Richard E. Boles, PhD, University of Colorado Denver
New podcast available
Volume 46, Issue 5 — New Resource Podcasts
Shirley quickly summarizes the New Resource, Super Baby Food: Your Complete Guide to What, When and How to Feed Your Baby and Toddler. For the full written review see the New Resources collection.
USDA partners with DOD to fight childhood obesity
Department of Agriculture
Tackling the child obesity epidemic that holds so many health risks for our nation's youngest members is an important responsibility. Fortunately, USDA is not alone in this critical charge. Sound nutrition plays an essential role in all aspects of a child's life, including their ability to learn, grow and thrive in the classroom.
Many in US have poor nutrition, with the disabled doing worst
A new study finds that most U.S. adults fail to meet recommended daily levels of 10 key nutrients, and those with disabilities have even worse nutrition than average. An estimated 10 to 25 percent of U.S. adults fit into one or more category of disability, from those who have difficulties with activities of daily living, such as dressing, bathing and eating, to those who cannot use their legs or struggle to accomplish routine tasks, such as money management or household chores.
Registration is open! Join the DGAC meeting 6 webcast Nov. 7
Department of Health & Human Services
The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Meeting 6 will take place via public webcast from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on EST Nov. 7. Register here for the live webcast of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee meeting.
Doctors must examine weight bias before treating patients, researcher says
In the war on obesity, the medical profession is needed on the front lines. Yet there is mounting concern that some practitioners harbor a negative weight bias. Research has found that some obese patients are reluctant to seek medical attention because of feeling judged or disrespected about their weight, says Rebecca Puhl, deputy director and senior research scientist at the Rudd Center and senior research scientist at CHIP.
Hungry or not, kids will eat treats
Even though they are not hungry, children as young as three will find high-energy treats too tempting to refuse, new QUT research has found. In a study of three- and four-year-olds, 100 percent of children opted for a sweet or savory snack despite eating a filling healthy lunch only 15 minutes prior.
Novel nutrition plan sparks debate around data protection
Personalized diet plans will not be widely accepted by the public until regulations are in place to protect information about our DNA, new research has shown. Led by Newcastle University, the Food4Me project investigates the potential of nutrigenomics — a relatively new branch of nutrition which looks at how the food we eat affects the behavior of our genes.
SuperTracker nutrition lesson plans for high school students
Department of Agriculture
A free resource for teachers, schools and health educators designed to help students in grades 9-12 learn how to build a healthy diet using SuperTracker. The lesson plans include a variety of topics such as selecting healthy snacks, finding personal recommendations for what and how much to eat, evaluating food selections and building healthy meals. Each lesson plan includes learning objectives, detailed instructions and accompanying resources and handouts. The lesson plans are available for download on the ChooseMyPlate.gov "For Educators" page.
Vitamin D: Moving Toward Evidence-based Decision Making in Primary Care
National Institutes of Health
Registration is open for the conference, "Vitamin D: Moving Toward Evidence-based Decision Making in Primary Care," taking place Dec. 2-3 on the main campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The NIH Office of Dietary Supplements is sponsoring the conference with 10 federal cosponsors.
See the meeting website for more information and to register.
Children who drink non-cow's milk are twice as likely to have low vitamin D
Children who drink non-cow's milk, such as rice, almond, soy or goat's milk, have lower levels of vitamin D in their blood than those who drink cow's milk, according to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Non-cow's milk is becoming increasingly popular because of perceived health benefits, milk allergies or lactose intolerance.
Infant mortality: US vs. Europe
A recent National Vital Statistics Report compares infant mortality and related factors in the U.S. with those of European and other developed countries. The U.S. rate is higher than 25 other OECD countries, even when excluding preterm births. And the rate for such preterm births is considerably higher in the U.S. than in 18 other countries.
Sugared soda consumption, cell aging associated in new study
Sugar-sweetened soda consumption might promote disease independently from its role in obesity, according to researchers who found in a new study that drinking sugary drinks was associated with cell aging. The study revealed that telomeres — the protective units of DNA that cap the ends of chromosomes in cells — were shorter in the white blood cells of survey participants who reported drinking more soda.
USDA funding to create regional centers for obesity research
Department of Agriculture
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $4 million in grants to establish four regional centers of excellence for research on nutrition education and obesity prevention, as well as a coordinating center, which will develop and test innovative nutrition education and obesity prevention interventions for underserved, low-income families.
Applications open for Cornell University research fellowship
The College of Human Ecology at Cornell University is accepting applications for the 2014 Dean's Fellowship in the History of Home Economics. Faculty members, research scholars and advanced graduate students with demonstrated background and experience in historical studies are invited to apply. A $6,000 stipend will be paid as salary for a summer or sabbatical residency of six continuous weeks to use the unique resources available from the College and the Cornell University Library system in pursuit of scholarly research in the history of home economics and its impact on American society.
Study: Even motivated dieters need close access to healthy food
You're obese, at risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease and so motivated to improve your diet that you've enrolled in an intensive behavioral program. But if you need to travel more than a short distance to a store that offers a good selection of healthy food, your success may be limited. A new study finds that not having close access to healthy foods can deter even the most motivated dieters from improving their diet.
Eating disorders could start as early as elementary school
Medical News Today
Though eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are typically associated with teenagers and young adults, researchers caution parents that children between 8 and 12 years old who are difficult eaters could have lurking psychological issues. The team adds that restrictive eating behaviors can surface before puberty. Researchers say children between 8 and 12 years old can display restrictive eating behaviors signaling eating disorders before puberty.
Diet, acidic sports drinks, eating disorders take toll on athletes' teeth
But diet is not the only culprit, says the statement. There is little in the way of education or encouragement to help athletes appreciate the importance of good dental health on their training and performance, it says. The Consensus Statement, which draws on a comprehensive review of the published evidence and a recent symposium on the lessons of the London 2012 Olympic Games, is intended as a call to action.
Americans consume more than double the recommended sugars
Department of Agriculture
If you have a sweet tooth, you are not alone. A recent analysis of intake data from the 2007-10 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that U.S. children ate an average of 9.7 teaspoons of added sugars for each 1,000 calories consumed, and adults consumed 8.4 teaspoons of added sugars per 1,000 calories.
Vulnerability to fructose varies, health study finds
The New York Times
Fructose, a sugar widely consumed in the form of high-fructose corn syrup, may promote obesity and diabetes by overstimulating a hormone that helps to regulate fat accumulation, researchers reported. The study, carried out at Harvard Medical School, marks the first time that scientists have identified a hormone that rises sharply and consistently in response to eating fructose. The finding suggests that people may vary in their sensitivity to the sugar, and that eventually it may be possible to test an individual for susceptibility to illnesses linked to weight gain.
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