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Time's running out to submit an abstract for SNEB's Annual Conference in San Diego. Abstracts are welcome in any area of nutrition education, including those that incorporate the conference theme "What Food Future?" Please consider highlighting your innovative program or initiative, or interesting research — we welcome a diversity of issues surrounding nutrition education.
All abstracts must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. EST Monday, Jan. 20.
As we finish the final push for abstract submissions, we now need volunteers to review those abstracts.
There are several opportunities, including Annual Conference submissions and Food and Nutrition Extension Education (FNEE) Division pre-conference submissions (volunteers needed Jan. 27-31); late-breaking abstract submissions (volunteers needed March 3-15); and those willing and able to help authors for whom English is a second language.
If you're interested, please sign up no later than Friday, Jan. 17.
Following last year's massively successful post-conference tour of Cuba, SNEB is proud to announce our 2020 post-conference tour opportunity of Native Lands in New Mexico and Arizona.
Highlights include a presentation on traditional foods and food sovereignty at the Indian Pueblo Center; a tour of the Acoma (Sky City) Pueblo, built out of a 367-foot sandstone bluff; and a traditional feast at Santa Ana Pueblo, a celebration of ancient Native American traditions and dances, cultural activities, food, and arts & crafts.
Learn more here.
SNEB's new membership year starts Feb. 1. That means if you haven't renewed your membership by Jan. 31, you'll lose your membership benefits — including your subscription to this eCommunicator, the ACPP Weekly Policy Update, JNEB and more. Click here to login and pay your invoice.
Controversial guidelines published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in September claimed there is no need to reduce red and processed meat for good health. Even before the journal confirmed the lead author failed to disclose industry funding for the study, SNEB President Jennifer Wilkins called on nutrition educators everywhere to "help students and the public understand that this guideline did not come from an official scientific body."
A panel of editors will describe the h-index and other metrics that relate to research impact and career development. The Impact Factor and other journal metrics will be explored and discussed.
This webinar is sponsored by the Research Division.
Jan. 29 | noon – 1 p.m. ET | Register
Presenters: Susan Johnson, PhD; Bret Luick, PhD, RD; Julie Reeder, PhD, MPH; Christopher Taylor, PhD, RD, LD; and Madeleine Sigman-Grand, PhD, RD
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- Laura Christoph | Franklin Pierce University | Rindge, NH | Higher Education and Public Health Nutrition
- Denise Farrell, MSA | University of Memphis | Memphis, TN | FNEE and Higher Education
- Alicia Freeman | Derby, KS | Digital Technology and Weight Realities
- Nancy Jiang | University of Minnesota | Minneapolis, MN
- Hannah Land | Georgia State University | Sandy Springs, GA | Higher Education and Research
- Alison Rosenstock, MS | Iowa State University | FNEE and Sustainable Food Systems Network
- Amy Rupp | Indiana State Department of Health | Indianapolis, IN
By Ellen Schuster, BA, MS
What is a habit? It's a behavior that is routine and occurs without thinking.
Take your pick of new books about changing habits: 1) The Self-Care Solution by Dr. Jennifer Ashton, physician/nutritionist — a year of monthly new health habits attempted by the author; 2) Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg, Ph.D. — an in-depth workbook focused on creating tiny habits. (I especially liked the examples of tiny habits in the book and at TinyHabits.com/1000recipes); or 3) Good Habits, Bad Habits by Wendy Wood — a deep dive into research about habit formation with many examples.
According to a 2015 U.S. News & World Report article, 80% of New Year's resolutions fail by the second week of February. Listening to a podcast was this good piece of advice about changing habits from Dan Buettner, who looked at longevity in parts of the world called Blue Zones: "Change your environment, change your habits."
A new issue of JNEB was released last Friday, and editor-in-chief Karen Chapman-Novakofski was excited to see an issue with several papers related to the science behind policy development. "The number of policy-related pieces seems to be increasing, which to me means more evidence and science will be supporting policy development and change in nutrition education and behavior," she wrote.
We want to recognize several SNEB members whose work was published in the latest issue of JNEB:
- Noereem Z. Mena, PhD, RDN; Kim M. Gans, PhD, MPH, et al. — Communication with Family Child Care Providers and Feeding Preschool-Aged Children: Parental Perspectives
- Melissa Pflugh Prescott, PhD; Leslie Cunningham-Sabo, PhD, RD; et al. — Characterizing and Assessing the Quality of State K-12 Share Table Policies as a Potential Mechanism to Reduce Food Waste and Promote Food Security
- Amara Channell Doig, MPH; Kelly Kogan, JD; et al. — Feasibility of a Multidisciplinary and Culturally Adapted Pediatric Weight Management Program for Latino Families: Results from the Vidas Activas y Familias Saludables Pilot Study
- Rebecca L. Hagedorn, PhD, RDN; Melissa D. Olfert, DrPH, RDN; et al. — Higher Education Food Insecurity Toolkit Development and Feedback
- Tessa R. Englund, MPH, CHES, et al. — How Branded Marketing and Media Campaigns Can Support a Healthy Diet and Food Well-Being for Americans: Evidence for 13 Campaigns in the United States
- Acadia Webber Buro, MS – Adventures in Veggieland
- Sarah A. Stotz, PhD, MS, RDN, CDE — New Resources for Nutrition Educators Book
- Carol A. Friesen, PhD, RDN, LD — Hands-On Nutrition Education
Have you heard? The Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior is now a monthly publication! A subscription, both print and online, is included in SNEB membership, and it will remain free for you this year — including the two additional issues — if you renew your membership.
JNEB is working on a special theme issue on sustainability and editors have put out a call for all journal article types focused on reductions in food loss and waste that involve behavioral changes. If you have such an article, the deadline for submission is April 15, 2020. You can learn more about the issue and how to submit on the Journal website.
The University of Missouri Extension is accepting proposals for their annual conference in Kansas City this May.
Individuals and teams are invited to submit proposals for plenary, breakout and poster sessions that address the conference's theme, "The Grand Challenge: Building a Healthy Future for All," in the topic/theme areas of effective messaging to targeted audiences, health behavior change, health equity, interagency partnerships & collaborations, evaluation of health/PSE interventions, and social & economic impact on health.
All proposals will be peer-reviewed. Review submission guidelines here. Submit your proposal here. Abstracts are due Tuesday, Jan. 21.
The International Nut and Dried Fruit Council (INC) offers a grant "to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and to promote the dissemination of the health benefits of nut and dried fruit consumption, through the payment of the Open Access charges of scientific articles." Up to €18,000 is available this year.
The guidelines and application form are available online.
Taylor & Francis Online
A new comprehensive scientific review commissioned by the Produce for Better Health Foundation demonstrates that fruits and vegetables have unique, synergistic, health-promoting properties that not only deliver basic nutrient needs, but also improve life expectancy and quality.
The results demonstrate dietary guidance should continue to call for people to enjoy at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day — fresh, frozen, canned, dried and 100% juice — to improve health and reduce chronic disease risk.
One of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's most downloaded titles last year was their Dietary Reference Intakes for Sodium and Potassium. The nearly 600 page book looks at the essential nutrients that contribute to the fundamentals of physiology and pathology of human health and disease.
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