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SNEB is guest society at Experimental Biology 2014
President Joanne Ikeda announces SNEB will be recognized as a guest society at American Society for Nutrition's Scientific Sessions and annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2014. The meeting will be April. 26-30 in San Diego.
As a guest society, members of SNEB can register to attend the meeting for exclusive rates reserved for ASN members. Register by Feb. 21 to take advantage of early registration discounted fees!
SNEB Annual Conference accommodations
Keynote presentation announced:
Jennifer Orlet Fisher, Ph.D., associate professor of public health, interim director, Center for Obesity Research and Education, Temple University
Child eating self-regulation: plausible, but probable an environment of plenty?
The development of appetite regulation during childhood reflects the complex and dynamic interaction of nature and nurture. It has been appreciated for the better part of a century that young children possess a capacity to self-regulate appetite in a manner that facilitates healthy growth. At the same time, numerous facets of children's eating environments have been shown to promote excessive intake and are considered "obesogenic." This presentation will highlight recent research on appetite regulation among young children. Evidence of genetic and social influences on eating will be used consider the extent to which expectations for child self-regulation of eating are plausible vs. probable given the environment of plenty in which the eating habits of today's children are developing.
The 2014 Annual Conference will be held June 28-July 1 at the Hilton Milwaukee Center, 509 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. The room reservation link is now online here. The rate is $149/single or double occupancy. Keep in mind Milwaukee will host a large music festival, Summerfest, beginning June 25-July 6. We recommend booking your conference accommodations as soon as possible.
Accommodations also available for students at Marquette University, Straz Tower, 915 W. Wisconsin Ave. Call 414-288-7208 to make your reservation. You will need a credit card to confirm. Rates start at $50 per night for one person in a room.
SNEB students-only webinar
2 p.m. ET Feb. 26
With the success of the SNEB Journal Club Webinar series, the Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior wishes to launch a webinar series geared toward student members. The first webinar, designed to introduce the society to the student members, is a great opportunity to learn more about member resources and opportunities through SNEB. All members are welcome to attend this free webinar to learn more about the organization and benefits that are available.
SNEB award nomination deadline extended until Feb. 28
SNEB awards frequently asked questions:
1. Am I able to nominate myself? Yes. The nomination form will require letters of support but you can nominate yourself for an award. Remember, you know your accomplishments better than anyone else!
2. SNEB's awards are aligned with the length of someone's career. What if I don't know that information? The SNEB office will be happy to help you piece together someone's background or a good contact information to obtain those details. Email Rachel at email@example.com.
3. Who has won these awards in the past? A list of recipients are online at http://www.sneb.org/about/awards.html.
4. Is there a list of members online? Yes, you can access the SNEB member directory at http://www.sneb.org/members/search/search.html. You'll need to log in with username: SNEB and password: 2013member.
5. Who reviews the award nominations? SNEB has established a five-member awards committee chaired by the immediate past president. Linda Drake serves as chair this year.
Position posted to SNEB job board
Position Title: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Nutrition Science (Health & Nutrition Science)
Organization: Brooklyn College - CUNY
City, State: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Application Deadline: Immediately - open until filled
Position Posted: Feb. 7
End mealtime battles forever with these 5 simple words
The Huffington Post
It's dinnertime and my 4-year-old son is deep in play, registered dietician Maryann Jacobsen writes. When I announce that dinner is ready he makes his own announcement: "I don't want to eat, Mommy." I tell him five words that avoid the food battle that he wants me to engage in: "You don't have to eat."
JNEB Journal Club 2014 spring semester
Feb. 24: Social Media and Nutrition Education: The Food Hero Experience by Lauren Tobey, MS, RD | Register
March 3: Determinants of Food Label Use among Supermarket Shoppers: A Singaporean Perspective by Santosh Vijaykumar, Ph.D. | Register (This session will be pre-recorded)
Attendance earns 1 CEU. If you'd like to be registered for all sessions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SNEB MyPlate eCatalog
SNEB's MyPlate e-Catolog is looking for reviewers. To learn more about being a reviewer for the e-Catalog, go here.
Wisconsin Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (WAFCS)-Wisconsin Council on Family Relations (WICFR) Joint Conference
We extend a warm invitation to our friends and colleagues in the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior to join us for the 2014 Wisconsin Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (WAFCS)-Wisconsin Council on Family Relations (WICFR) Joint Conference. This event promises to be more than just a conference; it's an engaging professional and personal experience with great value for attendees. Join us for this unforgettable event!
What Works Best in Health Promotion? Registration open
American Journal of Health Promotion
brings together more than 600 like-minded professionals with a passion for health promotion — individuals who represent the most successful programs in workplace, clinical, educational and community settings. This is your opportunity to meet them, learn from them, share experience, connect and collaborate.
Core Conference: March 26-28
The Broadmoor | Colorado Springs, Colo.
Clinical and Economic Outcomes of Nutrition Interventions Across the Continuum of Care
The New York Academy of Sciences
Date: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Thursday, March 13
Location: The Omni Shoreham in Washington, D.C.
The conference will focus on malnutrition's clinical and economic impacts of prevention across the continuum of care, new approaches and interventions to integrated care and a health systems approach to delivery of nutrition interventions. Please visit www.nyas.org/NutritionIntervention.
2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, meeting 3, webcast
Department of Health and Human Services
The third meeting of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee will be from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. EDT on Friday, March 14. The meeting will be accessible by webcast only. There will be no attendance in person. The DGAC meeting will be webcast only. Draft agenda and other meeting materials will be available on www.DietaryGuidelines.gov prior to the webcast. REGISTER HERE
USDA proposes professional standards in school lunch, breakfast programs
Department of Agriculture
The USDA has proposed the establishment of minimum national professional standards and training requirements for school nutrition professionals who manage and operate the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.
New website addresses obesity prevention among Latinos
Salud America! recently launched "Growing Healthy Change," a "first-of-its-kind clearinghouse of Latino-focused resources and stories to promote changes — healthier marketing and improved access to healthy food and physical activity, etc. — for Latino kids." According to Salud America! director Amelie Ramirez, the site, which includes map creation capabilities, success story examples and other resources, is a "critical tool to showcase the latest healthy changes for Latino kids that are popping up across the country."
Muppets' mini-makeover aims to get kids involved in fight against obesity
Sesame Street characters are taking small steps to improve their health — such as eating more vegetables and fewer cookies. Can this mini-makeover improve children's health, too? An experiment in South America suggests that may be the case. And now, the show's project is coming to the U.S.
Vitamin C and E supplements hamper endurance training
Vitamin C and E supplements may blunt the improvement of muscular endurance — by disrupting cellular adaptions in exercised muscles — suggests a new study published Feb. 3 in The Journal of Physiology. As vitamin C and E supplements are widely used, understanding if they interfere with cellular and physiological adaptations to exercise is of interest to people exercising for health purposes as well as to athletes.
Study: Sugar tied to fatal heart problems
New York Daily News
New research found that eating a diet full of sugary foods increases a person's risk of dying prematurely from heart problems, even if the individuals isn't overweight. Scientists warn that foods that don't taste sweet, like package bread, tomato sauce and salad dressing, may be full of added sugar.
Whether you lose or gain weight depends on weekdays
There are sleep cycles and there are also weight loss cycles. Almost everyone loses weight on weekdays and gains weight on weekends. What separates the slim from the heavy isn't how much more they gain on weekends. It's how much they lose during the weekdays. In this study, Dr. Brian Wansink from Cornell University, in collaboration with researchers from the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Tampere University of Technology, looks into the impact that the seven-days-a-week human cycle has on weight.
Better access to healthy foods is not enough to tackle obesity
Government initiatives to improve access to healthy foods may have a limited impact on obesity in the U.S., according to new research by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Penn State University.
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