SNEB eCommunicator
Oct. 3, 2013

Notice about government website links
Several links in this week's eCommunicator reference government websites which are offline. We included them so you will be able to access the material when service resumes.More

3 positions posted to the SNEB job board
Position title: Evaluation Specialist
Organization: Michigan Fitness Foundation
City, state: Lansing, Mich.
Application deadline: Oct. 21 or until a suitable candidate is identified

Position title: Research Project Manager
Organization: The Pennsylvania State University
City, state: University Park, Pa.
Start date: Flexible

Position title: Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor: Nutrition and Health Disparities
Organization: American University School of Education, Teaching and Health
City, state: Washington, D.C.
Application deadline: Oct. 15More

Webinar recordings now available
Journal Club 3: Using a Systematic Conceptual Model for a Process Evaluation of a Middle School Obesity Risk-Reduction Nutrition Curriculum Intervention: Choice, Control & Change (recorded Sept. 23)

Link to Choice, Control & Change Curriculum

Journal Club 4: Expanding Children's Food Experience: The Impact of a School-based Kitchen Garden Program (recorded Sept. 30) More

Members in the news
Need a quick, ready-to-go holiday program? DONE!

Download one of these FREE programs from North Dakota extension specialist Julie Garden-Robinson and Alice Henneman, MS, RD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in Lancaster County.

1) Food mixes in a jar:
2) Homemade holiday beverage mixes:

These give great ideas for holiday gifts and integrate information on nutrition and food safety.More

Health at Every Size curriculum
Announced at the annual conference, a peer-reviewed curriculum has been designed for teaching health professionals and university students about the Health At Every Size model. The Association for Size Diversity and Health, the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance and SNEB's Weight Realities and Higher Education Divisions collaborated on the material which is free to download and use. The Health at Every Size model is a health-focused, weight-neutral approach to health that promotes the right to be peaceful in one's body. More

SNEB leadership begins the 2013-2014 program year
SNEB is fortunate to have so many dedicated volunteers serving as board, committee and division leaders. The current leadership roster is available to download in the Member Center. More

2014 Annual Conference call for programs
SNEB invites proposals for conference sessions and for pre- and post-meeting workshops for the 2014 Annual Conference. The 47th Annual Conference will provide attendees with strategies and tools to use in the ever changing world of nutrition and health. The 2014 Annual Conference will be June 28 – July 1 in Milwaukee. The deadline for proposals is Oct. 14. More

JNEB author services
A number of pre- and post-publication services, including English-language editor, illustration services, copies of the issue in which your published article appears, a poster of that issue's cover, a poster of your article, offprints or a certification of publication can be arranged through (Please note that SNEB members are eligible for a 10 percent discount on these services with discount code JNEB2013.). More

JNEB Journal Club 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.

Upcoming Sessions:

October 7: Implementation of a School-based Internet Obesity Prevention Program for Adolescents by Robin Whittemore, PhD, APRN, FAAN, Yale School of Nursing | Register

October 14: Statewide Evaluation of Local Wellness Policies in Georgia: An Examination of Policy Compliance, Policy Strength and Associated Factors by Rodney Lyn, PhD, Georgia State University | Register More

JNEB now accepting Method Papers
Research Methods are manuscripts that describe the objectives and methodologies for multi-year interventions whose aims are to change nutrition and/or physical activity behavior and/or related physiological outcomes, such as BMI or blood glucose. More

FDA to regulate apps that turn smartphones into medical devices
The FDA is going to start regulating apps that turn smartphones into medical devices. It is publishing the final rules that they proposed about 2 years ago. FDA will only regulate those apps that use medical devices they already regulate. Items like general health and nutrition apps, heart rate monitors and pedometers will not be regulated. More

Landmark report sets priorities to address malnutrition
The New York Academy of Sciences
More than 50 nutrition experts, along with NGOs/IGOs, universities and the World Health Organization, collaborated for two years to produce a groundbreaking report led by The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences. More

SNAP-Ed Connection invites you to sign up to receive the SNAP-Ed Connection e-Bulletin
The e-Bulletin is an exciting new resource containing information about nutrition education resources, recipes and more. People who might benefit from the e-Bulletin include anyone interested or involved in nutrition education, community nutrition, SNAP or SNAP-Ed. Sign up today to ensure you receive the October issue! More

Latino students more likely to consume sugary drinks
Salud America!
Latino kids consume more soft drinks, fruit-flavored drinks and other sugary drinks on average than do their white or African-American peers. Download the new Salud America! "Sugary Drinks & Latino Kids" research materials here.More

Harvesting Nutrition contest deadline extended to Dec. 1
In June, SecureNutrition, along with our partners GAIN and Save the Children, launched the Harvesting Nutrition contest. The purpose of the contest is to showcase projects from around the world that have bridged gaps between agriculture, nutrition and food security. We have received a great number of submissions, and we are now extending the contest time-period and deadline for submissions until Dec. 1 to allow for more projects to be submitted and showcased within our community. More

When schools improve meals, positive results follow
Department of Agriculture
The last few years have seen significant improvements to the health of the school environment. Schools across the country are increasing their efforts to prevent childhood obesity by serving healthier school meals, providing more time for physical activity and helping kids learn about proper nutrition. It's clear that the new, healthier school meals implemented last year are working and having a positive impact on the health of our next generation.More

'Measuring Policy and Environmental Change in Obesity Prevention' webinar — recording now available!
Healthy People 2020
How can we create healthier environments that promote health for all? Watch the recording of the Healthy People eLearning Webinar "Measuring Policy and Environmental Change: Comparing and Contrasting Opportunities and Challenges from Local Communities." During this 90-minute session, you will learn from experts and community leaders about the state of the science in measuring policy and environmental change and how to implement and evaluate efforts at the local level. Free continuing education (CME, CECH and CEU) is available upon completion.

View the recording:
Learn more about continuing education: More

Healthy beverages now the default in McDonald's Happy Meals
McDonald's, in partnership with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, announced plans to make water, juice and milk the new default drink choices in Happy Meals. Soda will no longer be promoted on the kids meals menu. Under this new plan, a parent will have to ask to substitute soda for one of the healthier default options. In addition, McDonald's will begin offering side salads, fruits and vegetables as substitutes for french fries in its adult value meals at no additional cost in the U.S. market in 2014.

Read CCPHA's statement on McDonald's announcement here. More

United States and Japan streamline organic trade across Pacific
Department of Agriculture
The United States and Japan announced that beginning Jan. 1, 2014, organic products certified in Japan or in the United States may be sold as organic in either country. More

New education materials for people with joint pain and excess weight
Osteoarthritis Action Alliance
The Osteoarthritis Action Alliance has created pamphlets to assist individuals affected by excess weight and who are experiencing joint pain or have been diagnosed with arthritis to take action steps to improve their joint pain. These pamphlets detail how excessive weight affects joint pain/arthritis, the benefits of losing weight on joint pain/arthritis, and how to make healthy lifestyle changes. They are available in color and black and white for lower printing costs and at different sizes for easy reading.More

Michelle Obama wants you to drink more water
The Huffington Post
Michelle Obama recently launched the "Drink Up!" campaign which encourages Americans to drink more water in order to improve their overall health. Some health critics think the campaign would have been more meaningful if the message had focused instead on reducing consumption of sugary beverages. More

USDA launches resources for Spanish-speaking audiences
Department of Agriculture
To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month and increase awareness about MiPlato — the Spanish complement to MyPlate — the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion is launching new resources for Spanish-speaking audiences.

Visit and click on En Español to find the latest resources. Materials include recipes, tip sheets for parents, activity sheets for kids and a series of new recipes to help more Americans prepare healthier meals at home. More

Older adults live longer with a few extra pounds — if they don't add more
Some overweight older adults don't need to lose weight to extend their lives, but they could risk an earlier death if they pack on more pounds. In fact, the nationwide study found that people who were slightly overweight in their 50s but kept their weight relatively stable were the most likely to survive over the next 16 years. More

Obese stomachs tell us diets are doomed to fail
The way the stomach detects and tells our brains how full we are becomes damaged in obese people but does not return to normal once they lose weight, according to new research from the University of Adelaide. Researchers believe this could be a key reason why most people who lose weight on a diet eventually put that weight back on. In laboratory studies, University of Adelaide Ph.D. student Stephen Kentish investigated the impact of a high-fat diet on the gut's ability to signal fullness, and whether those changes revert back to normal by losing weight. More