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SNEB Annual Conference call for abstracts
SNEB
SNEB invites you to present at the 2014 Annual Conference, June 28 - July 1 in Milwaukee.

• Research abstracts will be accepted in oral or poster presentations formats.
• Program abstracts will be accepted in poster presentation format.

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Webinar recordings now available
SNEB
Journal Club 10: Classroom Parties in United States Elementary Schools: The Potential for Policies to Reduce Student Exposure to Sugary Foods and Beverages (recorded Nov. 11)

Journal Club 9: A Qualitative Investigation of Teachers' Information, Motivation and Behavioral Skills for Increasing Fruits and Vegetables Consumption in Preschoolers (recorded Nov. 4)

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New webinars scheduled
SNEB
Webinar: Is Lactose Intolerance Stopping Your Dairy Intake?
Thursday, Dec. 5 | 2 to 3:30 p.m. EST | Register
Speaker: Connie Diekman, M.Ed., RD, CSSD, LD, Washington University in St Louis

8 Steps to Becoming a Reporting Rockstar

Thursday, Dec. 19 | 1 to 2 p.m. EST | Register
Speakers: Stephanie Evergreen Ph.D., Evergreen Evaluation and Data
Sponsored by the SNEB Communications Division

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Handouts available from 2013 SNEB Annual Conference
SNEB
Conversations with Ellyn Satter | Handout
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Position posted
SNEB
Position Title: Applied Nutrition – Assistant or Associate Professor
Organization: Department: Nutritional Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University

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Resources shared by SNEB members
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Making the most of your food basket donations
Karen Chapman-Novakofski, Extension Specialist, Nutrition has developed a website to assist with sample menus, shopping lists and recipes for using the gift foods.
http://urbanext.illinois.edu/foodbaskets/

New online curriculum
A new online curriculum designed to help child care providers working in local programs promote young children's physical activity. The curriculum, reviewed by Randa Meade, is available free of charge at http://www.brightfutures.org/one-step.

Want to start a personal or and/or work-related Thanksgiving Pinterest Board?
Simply create your own board and begin by repinning items you find helpful from our Extension Thanksgiving board writes Alice Henneman, MS, RD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in Lancaster County: http://www.pinterest.com/alicehenneman/thanksgiving-food-q-and-a/. Add any additional items you want on your own board.

Put the jolly back into the holidays
Put the jolly back into the holidays by saving time with these ready-to-go PowerPoint presentations and handouts from Extension. Prepared by Julie Garden-Robinson, Ph.D., North Dakota State University Service and Alice Henneman, MS, RD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in Lancaster County.

1) Tiny Tastes Can Total Big Calories Over the Winter Holidays
http://food.unl.edu/web/fnh/tiny-tastes-pp
2) Food Mixes in a Jar
http://food.unl.edu/web/fnh/food-mixes-in-a-jar
3) Homemade Holiday Beverage Gift Mixes
http://food.unl.edu/web/fnh/homemade-beverage-mixes

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JNEB IN THE NEWS


JNEB participates in special World Diabetes Day publication
SNEB
To mark World Diabetes Day on Nov. 14, Elsevier, the publisher of JNEB, is going to publish a special cross-journal collection of the best diabetes research and reviews from the past year. Two JNEB articles will be featured.
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Recipes from popular food blogs may be high in saturated fat, sodium
Fox News
Though home cooked foods are often heralded as healthier alternatives to restaurant meals, a new study warns that some recipes from popular food blogs contain high levels of saturated fat or sodium. In a study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, researchers analyzed the nutritional content of entrée recipes randomly selected from six popular general interest food blogs.
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JNEB Journal Club 2013 fall semester — final session!
SNEB
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

Nov. 18: Electronic Media and Beverage Intake among U.S. High School Students by Zewditu Demissie, Ph.D., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Register

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JNEB Journal Club 2014 spring semester
SNEB
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 rdaeger@sneb.org if you'd like to notified when registration opens.
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IN THE HEADLINES


Acid levels in the diet could have profound effect on kidney health
American Society of Nephrology via EurekAlert!
Three new studies suggest that controlling dietary acid intake could help improve kidney health. A diet rich in wheat flour and animal protein produces an acidic environment in the body that worsens with age as kidney function declines. This acid load can be detrimental to a variety of tissues and processes. Research suggests that consuming more fruits and vegetables — which are highly alkaline — may help counteract these effects.
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Campaign aims to boost girls' self-esteem through positive body messages
SPARK Movement
NYC Girls Project has partnered with SPARK Movement to launch a campaign to redirect the focus of young girls from the unrealistic beauty standards in media, to the innate beauty that each and every one of them have in themselves.
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Family meals may keep kids, parents at healthy weight
HealthDay News via US News & World Report
Kids are less likely to be overweight if they eat meals with their families, according to a new study. The research found that children in families who eat together without the television on and stay seated until everyone is finished have lower weight and body-mass index, a measurement of body fat based on height and weight.
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FDA moves to ban trans fats, citing health concerns
The New York Times
The Food and Drug Administration proposed measures recently that would all but eliminate artery-clogging, artificial trans fats from the food supply, the culmination of three decades of effort by public health advocates to get the government to take action against them.
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Vitamin D deficiency linked to onset of psychosis
Medscape
A study of almost 140 participants in the United Kingdom showed that those who were presenting to a psychiatric in-patient facility with an FEP had significantly lower levels of vitamin D than did their age-matched, healthy peers.
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3 years post-op bariatric surgery patients see big benefits, Pitt study says
University of Pittsburgh via EurekAlert!
For millions of Americans struggling with obesity and considering surgical procedures to achieve weight loss and alleviate obesity-related health complications, a new study adds weight to the health benefits attributed to bariatric surgery.
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Study: Kids who sleep more may eat less
Temple University via EurekAlert!
It seems everyone is looking for a culprit when it comes to childhood obesity: fast food, sugary drinks, super-sized everything. But it turns out part of the blame may lie with the simple matter of turning out the lights and rolling into bed.
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Eating disorders more common in males than realized
Boston Children's Hospital via EurekAlert!
Parents and doctors assume eating disorders very rarely affect males. However, a study of 5,527 teenage males from across the U.S., published Nov. 4 in JAMA Pediatrics, challenges this belief. Boston Children's Hospital researchers found 17.9 percent of adolescent boys were extremely concerned about their weight and physique. These boys were more likely to start engaging in risky behaviors, including drug use and frequent binge drinking.
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Earlier onset of puberty in girls linked to obesity
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center via EurekAlert!
New research in the journal Pediatrics shows obesity is the largest predictor of earlier onset puberty in girls, which is affecting white girls much sooner than previously reported. Published online Nov. 4, the multi-institutional study strengthens a growing body of research documenting the earlier onset of puberty in girls of all races.
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Just the (fast food) facts
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Fast Food FACTS 2013, a report released by the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, analyzes the nutritional content of fast-food meals and the child-directed marketing practices of many of the biggest fast-food companies in the United States. It shows that restaurants still have a long way to go to promote only healthier fast-food options to kids.

Learn more about the report and read a Q&A with the lead author and the director of the Rudd Center.

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Convening health professionals and researchers around today's hot topics in food, nutrition and health
American Society for Nutrition
The 2013 Advances and Controversies in Clinical Nutrition conference features the latest research, advancements and best practices in clinical nutrition, Dec. 5-7 at Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C.
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Food stamp cuts to create 'hunger cliff' video
MSNBC
About 47 million poor people are about to have less to eat — and the worst may still be coming.
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Head Start's 12th National Research Conference
Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation
The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, in conjunction with the Office of Head Start is pleased to announce that Head Start's 12th National Research Conference on Early Childhood will be July 7-9 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. This three-day event features plenary sessions, symposia, poster symposia, conversation hours, poster sessions and informal events.
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