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Webinar just scheduled — free to non-members — help the membership committee spread the word!
Disruption of the "usual" — rethinking behavior change and communication in nutrition education
Noon ET, Wednesday, Nov. 13
Craig Lefebvre, Ph.D., socialShift, University of South Florida College of Public Health
The session is for people who are looking to disrupt their usual way of doing their work. Participants will be exposed to marketing, behavioral economics, behavior/social change and social media theory and examples. The ideas and tools are designed to stimulate innovative approaches to nutrition education.
Due to the broad appeal of this topic, SNEB's Membership Committee has voted to fund this session as a non-member outreach effort. Help us spread the word. Registration link and other tools online at
Welcome new members
Laura Guerra, MS candidate: Teachers College; New York, NY
Gretchen Hofing, MPH, RD: North Carolina State University; Durham, NC
Amy Korth, MS, RD: University of Wisconsin Extension; Fort Atkinson, WI
Andrew Offor, B.Sc, MSc: Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Imo State University; Owerri, Nigeria
Rachel Orr: Montclair State University, Jersey City, NJ
Fernand Vedrenne, BSc Food Engineering: Mexico City, Mexico
Rebecca Versch, MS: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension; Blair, NE
New resources from SNEB members
New kindergarten program gets rave reviews
Building a Healthy Me! for kindergarten is all new for the 2013-2014 school year. Teachers who helped pilot the program in California classrooms last spring share their reactions to the new program and the results they observed in their students.
Webinar recordings now available
Journal Club 7: Associations Between Whole Grain Intake, Psychosocial Variables and Home Availability among Elementary School Children (recorded Oct. 21)
Journal Club 8: A Pilot Comprehensive School Nutrition Program Improves Knowledge and Intentions for Milk and Alternatives Intake among Youth in a Remote First Nation (recorded Oct. 28)
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.
Handouts available from Briggs session at Annual Conference
If you missed the George Briggs Science Symposium at the 2013 Annual Conference, the session handouts are now online.
George M. Briggs Nutrition Science Symposium: Phytochemicals | Keen | Steinberg
New resources reviewed at SNEB MyPlate e-Catalog
Looking for an easy-to-remember healthy equation to help visualize how to fill a dinner plate? There are three reviews of the "1 Great Plate Poster" developed by Learning ZoneXpress available on the MyPlate eCatolog. Check out what colleagues think of this resource!
Help preschoolers eat a variety of tasty, good-for-you foods with The 1 Great Plate for Preschoolers Poster!
JNEB Journal Club 2013 fall semester — final 2 sessions!
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
November 11: Classroom Parties in United States Elementary Schools: The Potential for Policies to Reduce Student Exposure to Sugary Foods and Beverages by Lindsey Turner, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago | Register
November 18: Electronic Media and Beverage Intake among U.S. High School Students by Zewditu Demissie, Ph.D., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to notified when registration opens.
The Body Project: Prevention Training Opportunity
The Body Project
The Body Project Collaborative was formed in 2012 by Drs. Eric Stice and Carolyn Becker to create new training opportunities for people interested in facilitating the Body Project. Stice created the Body Project and Becker pioneered the strategy of training collegiate peer-leaders to facilitate Body Project groups in university settings. Collectively, they have more than 27 years of experience in testing and running the Body Project in a multitude of settings and with a variety of group facilitators.
Helping SNAP recipients prepare for Nov. 1 benefit changes
Department of Agriculture
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients will see their monthly benefits decrease beginning Nov. 1. As USDA's top official in charge of the program, I want to ensure that SNAP recipients know that this change is coming and understand what it means for you and your families.
Dallas schools look to source meals within the state of Texas
Department of Agriculture
Last November, the Dallas Independent School District became one of a cohort of 32 schools and districts across the country using USDA funds to spend a year planning a robust farm to school program, embedding best practices from the very start and learning from their peers.
Massachusetts scraps controversial student obesity letters
The Boston Globe
Public health officials recently voted to scrap controversial letters that Massachusetts public schools send parents about their children's weight, following widespread criticism that the practice led to bullying and excessive costs for schools.
But schools will be required to continue student weight and height screenings in first, fourth, seventh and 10th grades, to help officials gather data about childhood obesity trends and identify possible system-wide solutions.
FDA introduces new Twitter feed on foods
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has introduced a new Twitter feed to aid in disseminating the agency's updates on food, nutrition, food additives, dietary supplements and the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act.
Anyone with an active Twitter account can follow the feed.
Eating disorder dilemma: When overweight turns to dangerously thin
The Wall Street Journal
For a subset of obese people who are trying to lose weight, dieting can spiral out of control and lead to a severe eating disorder. Even when dieters don't plummet to an emaciated body weight, their problems can include potentially serious consequences like heart-rate abnormalities, fainting, heart attack and even death. They also experience significant fears about being fat or regaining weight, social withdrawal and plummeting grades in school.
The state of food insecurity in the world
The 2013 edition of The State of Food Insecurity in the World, jointly prepared by FAO, the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the World Food Programme, presents updated estimates of undernourishment (inadequacy of dietary energy supply), showing that further progress has been made toward the 2015 MDG target.
UK: NICE publishes draft guidelines on lifestyle and weight management programs
The UK's National Institute of Clinical Excellence has published draft guidelines on lifestyle weight management services for patients with recommendations to ensure that the providers of programs follow good, evidence-based practice, such as a focus on long-term lifestyle change, achievable goals for weight loss, suitably trained staff and ongoing support once the program has ended. Healthcare professionals are also encouraged to use respectful non-blaming dialogue when speaking to patients and ensuring that patient expectations of a lifestyle weight management program are realistic.
Test your knowledge with the Food Literacy Quiz
Nourish and Food Day have teamed up to develop the Food Literacy Quiz, a fun and educational way to explore what it means to be food literate. How food literate are you? Answer these 15 questions to find out: http://bit.ly/160hrEC
'Maintain, don't gain' promotes weight control
New study findings suggest that a focus on keeping one's weight and shape, rather than losing weight, may help some African-American women control their weight. Funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the study included 194 overweight or obese women, ages 25 to 44. Part of the women completed the one-year Shape Program, which helped them set and track goals for keeping their weight. At 18 months, more than half of Shape Program women were still at their starting weight, compared with fewer than four in 10 of those not in the program.
Eat your jack-o'-lantern?
Nutrition Education Store
Kids love Halloween, costumes and carving pumpkins. Extend the fun by serving dinner in a pumpkin. This meal could be made ahead and served before the goblins go out trick-or-treating or have it in the oven while passing out treats at home, says Cheryle Syracuse Jones, MS, Ohio State University family and consumer science professor. I made this for family friends a couple of years ago and they still talk about the time I put a pumpkin on the table. Read more here.
Jones has an additional article here on how to use pumpkin in many dishes.
Lower-fat french fries? You bet
Department of Agriculture
Americans love, love, love their spuds: In 2010, per capita consumption of potatoes in the U.S. hit almost 114 pounds, according to USDA's Economic Research Service. One of our favorite ways to dish up this versatile veggie is in the form of french fries.
Of course, deep-frying those potato slices to golden crispness adds extra calories from the oil. But what if you could indulge your french fry craving with fewer calories?
Taste 'tests' at school introduce kids to healthy choices
Department of Agriculture
How do you know if you like something if you've never tried it? And when it comes to leafy green vegetables and third graders, the truth is, many have never tried things like kale, chard or collard greens.
That's changing as more and more schools hand out a different kind of test. "Taste tests" give children an opportunity to try new, healthy foods and, equally important, they give schools good information about how to introduce healthy, new foods on the school menu.?
Cheney Public Schools puts USDA Planning Grant to work
Department of Agriculture
Cheney Public Schools is a seven-school district in rural eastern Washington State. Of the 4,135 students who attend CPS, more than 2,000 are eligible for free and reduced price school lunch, and more than 30 percent are obese. Several years ago, realizing the need to improve child nutrition, the district began to take some modest steps to that end, including initiating a scratch cooking program and participating in a regional childhood obesity prevention initiative.
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