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SNEB Annual Conference call for abstracts - submit online
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 presentation formats.
• Program abstracts will be accepted in poster presentation format.

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Webinar recordings now available
SNEB
Journal Club 11: Electronic Media and Beverage Intake among U.S. High School Students (recorded Nov. 18)

Disruption of the usual: Rethinking behavior change and communication in nutrition education by Craig LeFebvre (recorded Nov. 13)

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December webinars
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 *non-member invitation

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
JNEB Workshop: Best Practices for Survey Validation and Reliability |
Handout http://www.sneb.org/documents/jneb_workshop_2013.pdf |
Replay Webinar http://www.sneb.org/jneb-statistics-survey-design-solutions-success.html

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SNEB award nomination forms online
SNEB
Nominations forms are now available for the SNEB Helen Denning Ullrich Annual Award of Excellence in Nutrition Education and the Mid-Career Award. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 14, so now is a great time to consider which of your SNEB member peers to nominate.
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News from SNEB affiliate - Kansas Nutrition Council
SNEB
Spring Conference ...Save the Date
April 24, 2014 at Four Points by Sheraton
Manhattan, Kan.

Kansas Nutrition Council Mini-grant
Purpose: To provide Kansas Nutrition Council members representing an organization or group with a source of funding to assist with a nutrition-related educational opportunity.
Download the application for the Kansas Nutrition Council mini-grant here.

Scholarship Opportunities...
Apply for the $1,000 Kansas Nutrition Council Scholarship and the $500 Dietary Manager Student Educational Scholarship. Deadline for applications is Jan. 1. Download the application package here.

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SNEB myPlate e-Catalog new resources
SNEB
Need wall art for the classroom? MyPlate eCatolog just finished reviewing the 1 Great Plate for Kids Poster: http://www.sneb.org/myplate/Details.php?id=1188

University of Missouri Extension's Kids in the Kitchen is a summer and after-school program for kids ages 6 to 15 years that uses USDA's MyPlate. This curriculum encourages young people to eat healthier meals and snacks as a result of hands-on cooking experiences. http://www.sneb.org/myplate/Details.php?id=1318

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Resources shared by SNEB members
SNEB
The National Dairy Council's Healthy Food Bank Hub provides a platform to help bridge conversations between the public health and hunger-relief professionals on issues of food insecurity and improved nutrition. You can find the hub by going here. The hub will help to raise awareness, provide education, improve access to nutrient-rich foods and grow advocates for the role of foods, including dairy, to encourage in feeding those at risk for hunger.
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JNEB IN THE NEWS


Food stamps may not improve food security, diet quality
Reuters via The Baltimore Sun
A new study has found that found people who received assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program fared no better than people in similar conditions who were not eligible or didn't enroll in the program. SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, is the largest U.S. food assistance program and reached approximately 45 million people in 2011, the study's senior author, Eric Rimm, and his colleagues write in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.
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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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Cornell University College of Human Ecology History Economics Fellowship
Cornell University
The College of Human Ecology at Cornell University is accepting applications for the 2014 Dean's Fellowship in the History of Home Economics. We invite faculty members, research scholars and advanced graduate students with demonstrated background and experience in historical studies to apply. One award of $6,000 is available 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.

Relevant historical subject areas include:

History of food, nutrition, housing, the family, child development, design, clothing and textiles, consumer economics and history of women in higher education, among other key topics in American social history.

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is March 4. For additional information, see: http://www.human.cornell.edu/Fellowship/index.cfm. Please circulate this announcement to interested individuals.

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Health groups release obesity management guidelines
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Healthcare providers are on the front line of the obesity epidemic — poised to identify who needs to lose weight for health reasons and in a prime position to direct successful weight loss efforts. The American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and Obesity Society have developed comprehensive treatment recommendations to help healthcare providers tailor weight loss treatments to adult patients affected by overweight or obesity.
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Broccoli's extreme makeover
The New York Times
The ad agency Victors & Spoils has created campaigns for some of the biggest brands in the food industry — Coca-Cola, Quiznos and General Mills among them. Until now, what they'd never done was try to figure out how to sell broccoli. Or any vegetables or fruits of any kind. This of course is not unique to Victors & Spoils.
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Call for presentations still open! Deadline extended to Dec. 9
Office of Head Start
The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, in conjuction with the Office of Head Start, is pleased to announce that Head Start's 12th National Research Conference on Early Childhood will be held July 7-9 at the Grand Hyatt Washington, D.C. The three-day conference will feature plenary sessions, symposia, poster symposia, conversation hours, posters and informal events.
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You can help cut acrylamide in your diet
Food and Drug Administration
Scientists believe that acrylamide, a chemical that can form in some foods, may cause cancer in humans. Learn more about acrylamide and steps you can take to cut down on the amount that you and your family consume.
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Food industry presses for voluntary GMO labeling standards
The Hill
Crucial players in the American food industry are pressing for legislation that would institute a national voluntary labeling system for products that contain genetically engineered ingredients, according to documents obtained by The Hill.
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Not on cholesterol meds? New guidelines may change that
CNN
In what's being called a tectonic shift in the way doctors will treat high cholesterol, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology recently released new treatment guidelines calling for a focus on risk factors rather than just cholesterol levels.
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Risk calculator for cholesterol appears flawed
The New York Times
Last week, the nation's leading heart organizations released a sweeping new set of guidelines for lowering cholesterol, along with an online calculator meant to help doctors assess risks and treatment options. But, in a major embarrassment to the health groups, the calculator appears to greatly overestimate risk, so much so that it could mistakenly suggest that millions more people are candidates for statin drugs.
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Let's talk turkey about USDA poultry grades
Department of Agriculture
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it is the perfect time to learn more about the quality grade standards for poultry products and the "Grade A" shield you might find on the label of your family's main dish. Most consumers are familiar with the USDA beef grades — Prime, Choice and Select. But did you know USDA has similar grade standards for poultry products?
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In case you missed it: Study finds offering healthier school snacks helps kids make healthier choices at home
Department of Agriculture
Recently, researchers from Michigan State University, Oakland University, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Michigan Department of Education came out with a new study showing that when schools offer healthier snacks in vending machines and a la carte lines, students' overall diets improve.
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CDC releases 2012 School of Health Profiles results
CDC
The Division of Adolescent and School Health has released the 2012 School Health Profiles results on the Profiles website at www.cdc.gov/schoolhealthprofiles.
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Projects use local food to address hunger, increase access to healthy food
Department of Agriculture
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced the National Institute of Food and Agriculture's Community Food Project awards. These awards support organizations using local food to develop community-based solutions to address food insecurity and increase access to healthy food in low-income communities.
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