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The 2018 Annual Conference is abounding with educational and networking opportunities you don’t want to miss. This year, the Annual Conference will feature 8 pre- and post-conference sessions, workshops and tours. The pre-conference schedule begins on Saturday, July 21 with an extensive 7-hour workshop hosted by the Division of Food and Nutrition Extension Education. The day ends with a workshop that will demonstrate how to implement social media and paid social media promotion to take your marketing outreach to the next level.
Building Culturally Inclusive Coalitions — FNEE Pre-Conference Workshop
Saturday, July 21 | 7:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. | Includes breakfast and lunch
SNEB Members: $120 | Non-Members: $155
Voices for Food: Engaging Extension Professionals as Community Coaches to Fulfill Policy, System, and Environmental (PSE) Standards
Saturday, July 21 | 8 a.m. - noon | Includes light breakfast
SNEB Members: $60 | Non-Members: $95 | Students: $40
University of Minnesota Cornercopia Student Organic Farm and The Good Acre
Saturday, July 21 | 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.| Includes lunch
Practical use of Social Media as a Social Marketing and Nutrition Education Tool
Saturday, July 21 | 12:30 pm - 4:30 p.m. | Includes afternoon snacks
SNEB Members: $60 | Non-Members: $95 | Students: $40
To learn more about these sessions and view the full conference schedule, visit www.sneb.org/2018.
SNEB is in the process of authoring its first position paper. The current paper in review is on sustainability within the dietary guidelines. In order to be inclusive of the expertise and viewpoints of the entire membership, the process gives members the opportunity to review and submit comments to the authors through an online review form. Comments will be compiled and evaluated by a working group of the JNEB Position Papers Subcommittee before being communicated to the paper's authors. The deadline for member comments is Thursday, April 12. If you have questions about the process or are unable to access the links, please contact the SNEB office at email@example.com. Important: This paper is a draft and should not be distributed or shared. Review Paper and Comment.
To recognize the efforts of others to shape and promote policies that promote health or healthy lifestyles, the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior's Advisory Committee on Public Policy sponsors "Health Promotion Policy" awards. These awards will be given to individuals or groups who have significantly contributed to creating and/or implementing policies or policy-based changes that support and positively impact the food and/or physical activity environment. One annual Outstanding Health Promotion Policy Award will be selected from all of the bestowed awards from the year and will be presented at the annual conference.
Since the early days of SNEB, there has been support among the membership for the Society to take an active role in educating members about nutrition policy. The membership has supported establishing and maintaining an active public policy program. The resolutions process is one of the mechanisms for members, or groups of members, to bring forth policy positions for discussion and vote by the membership. Resolutions provide a route for members to propose that SNEB adopt a position, take an action, or endorse a policy or principles in a formal manner. Learn more about the resolutions process.
To recognize the excellence of our members' contributions to public health nutrition, four awards will be made by the division. Two awards will be made for contributions to Public Health Nutrition research by outstanding student researchers, and two awards for outstanding Public Health Nutrition practitioners/researchers.
Awards are available only to SNEB Public Health Nutrition Division members. Members may nominate themselves or other division members.
All applications must be received no later than April 1, 2018.
An Action Alert was submitted by the SNEB Advisory Committee on Public Policy and approved by the SNEB Board. ACPP is asking SNEB members to add their name in support of "Standing in Unity for Nutrition." Please add your name in the comments as a supporter of this statement. Comments are only open to members of SNEB. Read Alert and Comment.
Applications are still being accepted for the 2018 Food and Nutrition Extension Education (FNEE) Division Student Scholarship.
The goal of the SNEB FNEE Student Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to attend the FNEE Pre-Conference and SNEB Annual Conference. To be eligible for this Scholarship, the applicant must be a senior undergraduate, graduate or international student enrolled in a United States or international degree program in nutrition, family and consumer sciences, public health, health education, community health or closely related field.
The application form and essay must be submitted by April 1, 2018.
Journal Club 8: Securing a Stop to the Summer Setback: Policy Considerations in the Future Expansion of the Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer for Children
Monday, April 2 | Noon - 1 p.m. Eastern | Register
Speakers: Carolyn Gunther, PhD, The Ohio State University; Laura C. Hopkins, PhD, MSPH, RDN, The Ohio State University & Neal H. Hooker, PhD, The Ohio State University
The Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children (SEBTC) has been proposed as a solution to address the problem of child food security during the summer. Initial SEBTC findings from a demonstration project show promise and the federal government has approved substantial funding for its continuation. This presentation will review empirical assessments of SEBTC and Electronic Benefits Transfer research, and present policy considerations in the program's future expansion.
Equipping Health Care Professionals with Nutrition Content
- Participants will develop an understanding of the problem of underuse of the USDA Summer Food Service Program and the potential of the Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer for Children (SEBTC) program to address summer food insecurity among underserved children.
- Participants will develop an understanding of the results from empirical assessments of the SEBTC demonstration project and pertinent peer-reviewed EBT literature.
- Participants will develop an understanding of the important policy considerations in the future expansion of the SEBTC.
Wednesday, April 4 |1 - 2 p.m. Eastern | Register
Speakers: Martin Kohlmeier, MD, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill & Thomas Gregory Sherman, PhD, Georgetown University Medical Center
Healthcare professionals are the top trusted and most relied upon source for information on nutrition. Still, research shows that most healthcare professionals, including physicians, receive little to no nutrition training. Nutrition educators have the opportunity to harness the public's trust and reliance on health professionals to increase the impact and reach of nutrition education programs. This webinar will highlight successful nutrition education programs for healthcare professionals, and equip participants with proven strategies to more effectively engage this group with nutrition content.
The session will begin with an overview of recent consumer research that examines the public’s trust in healthcare professionals as a source of nutrition information. Dr. Kohlmeier and Dr. Sherman will discuss the current state of nutrition education in medical school and share best practices for educating healthcare professionals about nutrition topics. They will highlight various channels and ways to reach future doctors, and answer participants' questions.
Journal Club 9: Beyond the Melting Pot and Salad Bowl Views of Cultural Diversity: Advancing Cultural Diversity Education of Nutrition Educators
- Understand the current state of nutrition education for physicians and other healthcare professionals.
- Learn from successful programs that engage healthcare professionals with food and nutrition content.
- Highlight partnership opportunities that can increase the impact of nutrition interventions, both individually and in community settings.
Monday, April 9 | Noon - 1 p.m. Eastern | Register
Speaker: Kelebogile Setiloane, PhD, University of Delaware
This presentation describes how the cultural views of cultural diversity have influenced how nutrition educators have been trained in cultural competence and how this training needs to change because of the changing demographics of the US population. It explores how these views are changing in reaction to the changing demographics and health disparities seen in the US today and how the cultural training of nutrition educators has not kept up with these changing views. Suggestions for how this cultural education could be modified include placing a greater emphasis on both the cultural self-awareness of nutrition educators and the sociopolitical historical factors that influence the cultural orientation of nutrition educators and their clients.
Farm Bill Advocacy Day
- Describe how the description of cultural diversity in the US has shifted from being viewed as a 'melting pot' to a 'salad bowl' and how this has affected the cultural education of nutrition educators.
- Identify why it is important for nutrition educators and health professionals to learn about their own cultural and ethnic background and become more self-aware as cultural beings.
- List the core elements in creating cultural education for nutrition educators that is aligned to today's changing U.S. demographics.
Friday, April 13 | 2 - 3 p.m. Eastern | Register
With a farm bill on the horizon, now is a critical time for SNEB members to let their members of Congress know about the importance of supporting nutrition education in this legislation. From EFNEP, to SNAP-Ed, to local food promotion programs, to nutrition research, the farm bill authorizes many initiatives that help people eat well. Join forces with colleagues from The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Society for Nutrition, and the Food Trust for a day on the Hill. Share stories with your elected officials about the impact of these programs for their constituents. Let's show Congress that nutrition education matters and needs to be protected!
Journal Club 10: Breastfeeding is Natural but Not the Cultural Norm: A Mixed-Methods Study of First-Time Breastfeeding, African American Mothers Participating in WIC
Monday, April 16 | Noon - 1 p.m. Eastern | Register
Speaker: Julia H. Kim, MPH, RD, CLC, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Breastfeeding disparities exist in the U.S., with African American, adolescent mothers having the lowest breastfeeding rates. This presentation describes the process of developing, implementing, and evaluating a culturally-tailored breastfeeding program on African American, adolescent mothers in Champaign County, Illinois. A breastfeeding needs assessment, process evaluation, and impact evaluation will be discussed.
- Identify a barrier to breastfeeding among African American, adolescent mothers that you did not previously know.
- Understand the reasoning for conducting a process evaluation.
- List one way to increase breastfeeding practices among African American, adolescent mothers
Position: Dietitian/ Nutritionist in the Bureau of Family Health
Organization: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
City and state: Topeka, KS
Application deadline: Open until filled
Position: FoodWIse Regional Program Manager
Organization: University of Wisconsin-Extension
City and state: Madison, WI
Application deadline: Open until filled
By Ellen Schuster, BA, MS
If you think you are seeing more vegetarian/plant-based options everywhere, here's more about this trend.
|Welcome new members (since March 27)
Yazmin Cespedes, BS, Eden Prairie, MN
- Taylor Chan, Forest Hill, MD
- Kina Charles, RDN, LDN, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC, Winston Salem, NC
- Suzanne Fellows, MS, PA, Farmington Hills, MI, Digital Technology in Nutrition Education and Behavior Change, Food & Nutrition Extension Education
- Emma Greenhill, Wauwatosa, WI
- Vanessa Kenyon, BA, University of California Cooperative Extension, Sacramento, CA, Digital Technology in Nutrition Education and Behavior Change, Food & Nutrition Extension Education
- Maria Kim, BS, NDTR, Los Angeles, CA, Communications, Public Health Nutrition
- Jenni Kinsey, MS, RD, LD, Oklahoma State University CNEP, Stillwater, OK
- Andrea Pomrenke, MS, Manassas, VA, Food & Nutrition Extension Education, Nutrition Education With Industry
- Lindsey Rambo, BA, Texas State University, Austin, TX, Nutrition Education With Industry, Public Health Nutrition
- Diane Sarata, BS, New York University Iagone Medical Center, Bronx, NY, Communications, Public Health Nutrition
- Joey Saucedo, Pemberville, OH, Sustainable Food Systems Network, Higher Education
- Alissa Smethers, MS, RD, Penn State, State College, PA, Nutrition Education for Children, Research Division
- Amy Spielmaker, Lake Oswego, OR
Ability to Categorize Food Predicts Hypothetical Food Choices in Head Start Preschoolers
Jody S. Nicholson, PhD; Jennifer M. Barton, MS; and Ali L. Simons, BS Interview: Jody S. Nicholson, PhD, reports on a new study in which preschoolers who learned how to classify food as healthy or unhealthy were more likely to say they would choose healthy food as a snack. Successful preschool nutrition education programs should simplify information into developmentally appropriate concepts.
The MDR is a thought leadership conference with scientists, food industry experts, high volume food service operators, nutrition & wellness experts, and opinion leaders discussing dietary trends in America. Gain a deep understanding of the health values, commercial benefits & market trends in our dynamic, informative and interactive event! SNEB members receive a $100 discount by using code MDR4SNEB at checkout.
Nearly 1.1 million low-income children benefited from afterschool suppers in October 2016, up from just 200,000 children in October 2011, according to the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC). FRAC has released Afterschool Suppers: A Snapshot of Participation, its first-ever report on participation data in the Afterschool Nutrition Programs, which play a key role in reducing hunger and supporting quality afterschool enrichment programs.
Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters is excited to announce a competitive grant opportunity to current or new partners interested in increasing access to nutrition and food skills education for low-income parents and caregivers of kids ages 0-5 (including pregnant moms/expecting parents) with Cooking Matters programming.
Produce for Better Health Foundation
Home is where the waste is. Forty-three percent of food waste occurs at home. It stems from a variety of reasons: we didn't make the recipe we planned, we ate out rather than cooked, or can't think of a way to use it — or repurpose it. Regardless of why, the loss in dollars and impact on the environment add up. Registered dietitians encourage consumption of fruits and vegetables, yet they are some of the most wasted foods. From purchase to cooking, this session will provide ideas to reduce food waste that can be implemented at home and shared with the media, in retail, and with community clients to be part of the solution to this global concern.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, student health is linked to academic achievement. Prepare for state achievement testing now by teaching the importance of proper nutrition, physical activity, and sleep.
Tisch Food Center
All New York City students deserve access to great nutrition education, yet 44 percent of New York City public schools lack external nutrition education programming. The Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy (Tisch Food Center) in the Program in Nutrition at Teachers College, Columbia University, studied 40 organizations that run 101 nutrition education programs in schools across New York City. Our research revealed key opportunities to ensure ALL NYC students have access to great nutrition education.
Department of Agriculture
This week, Senate and House leaders have been working on an appropriations bill to fund the federal government through Sept. 30, and through this process, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Sen. Cochran (R-MS) have championed a huge win for farm to school! The final bill, just signed by the President, includes $5 million in discretionary funding for the USDA Farm to School Grant Program, which doubles the current available funding for this highly impactful and important program for one year.
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