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Each program on Thursday, July 20 is dedicated to Next Practice learning opportunities. The Division of Food and Nutrition Extension Education, Public Health Division and the SNEB Advisory Committee on Public Policy joined efforts to provide an extensive 7-hour session you don't want to miss. The day closes with an Opening Reception and Golden Anniversary supported by Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition, celebrating SNEB's 50th Annual Conference.
Option 1: Workshop — Next Steps in PSE: Effective Evaluation Methods in Policies, Systems and Environmental (PSE) Interventions
8 a.m. - 3 p.m. | $105 SNEB Members/ $145 Non-members | Breakfast and lunch included | Registration includes Intercultural Competency Assessment | Learn More
Option 2: Workshop — Nutrition Educators as Advocates: A Day on Capitol Hill
8 a.m. - noon | $90 for members / $125 non-members / $50 Students | Breakfast included | Learn More
Option 3: Tour — Capital Area Food Bank: Wellness at Work
8 - 11 a.m. | $60 for all attendees | Transportation included | Learn More
Opening Reception and Golden Anniversary Celebration
4:45 - 7:30 p.m. | Included in conference registration | Cash bar available | Cocktail dress suggested | Learn More
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.
SNEB is pleased to partner with the Mediterranean Diet Roundtable (MDR) for its third annual conference, which will be held on May 15-16, 2017 in Boston, MA. The two day conference, A Palate-Opening Program to Change America's Appetite for the Healthier, features leaders of the food industry, scholars, and healthcare professionals dedicated to fostering the development of a healthy, balanced diet in commercial and noncommercial high volume food service establishments, as well as on everyday American tables. An open forum and a thought provoking event offers educational tastings coupled with scientific evidence and the industry's best cases studies presented in a unique, intimate setting, illustrating the passion of Mediterranean culinary traditions.
Join us for an exciting presentation titled Mediterranean Diet Education, Policy and Practice Implications that will examine difficulties with following a healthful diet in Greece due to current food insecurity and emergency food system problem, research-based education programs that encourage a Mediterranean diet and lifestyle among Americans, and best communication practices to promote a healthful diet in the current digital and interconnected age. SNEB members Rachel Paul, MS, RD, CDN, Columbia University; Virginia Quick, PhD, RD, Rutgers University; and Lynn E. James, MS, RD, LDN, Penn State Cooperative Extension will lead the discussion.
SNEB has secured a limited number of discounted tickets ($150 off). Use discount code: SNEBMDR and register here.
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.
SNEB Journal Club 7: Assessing the Environment for Support of Youth Physical Activity in Rural Communities
April 3 | Noon - 1 p.m. EDT
Speakers: Kendra Kattelmann, PhD, RD; Christopher Comstock, MS, RD; Lacey McCormack, PhD, MPH, RD, EP-C, South Dakota State University; and Tandalayo Kidd, PhD, RDN, Kansas State Research & Extension
Perception of PA in rural communities may not match objective measures. Future research should work toward refining and improving existing environmental audit tools and developing new, comprehensive, location-specific tools.
6 Ways to Get the Most of Your SNEB Membership — New Member Orientation
- To describe the tools used to assess rural environmental support for physical activity
- To report the environmental support of physical activity in rural areas
- To discuss the relationship between the measured environment for physical activity and the perceptions of physical activity support in sixth- to eighth-grade youth in rural communities
April 4 | 2 - 2:30 p.m. EDT
This webinar for new SNEB members will show you how to connect and utilize the great resources available to you as a member of SNEB. Not a new member? Join us for a refresher on how to get the most out of your membership.
Cost: SNEB Members attend webinars free as a benefit of membership.
Scientific Evidence for the Mediterranean Diet-Style Eating Pattern
April 12 | 1 - 2 p.m. EDT
Speaker: Immaculata De Vivo, MPH, PhD, Harvard University
The Mediterranean diet has been consistently linked with health benefits, including reduced mortality and reduced risk of chronic diseases, such as heart disease. When the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans was released, healthy eating patterns, rather than the amounts of specific nutrients, was the main thrust of the guidelines. One of these patterns is the Healthy Mediterranean-Style Eating Pattern. This webinar will explain the scientific evidence behind the recommendation of this diet.
Looking for the most qualified candidates? Submit your organization's job posting to the SNEB Job Board! Posted jobs will be marketed several ways to an audience with the skills and training you need, including announcements on SNEB social media sites and listing in the eCommunicator. SNEB members receive reduced pricing for postings to the job board. For more information or questions about the form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Ellen Schuster, BA, MS
We continue our look at various ways to teach cooking/prep skills: mobile apps with step-by-step instructions/recipes or videos, podcasts/vodcasts and GIFs. Examples are provided.
|Welcome new members (since March 13)
- Kelsey Evans, Share Our Strength, Washington, D.C.
- Lauren Au, PhD, RD, University of California, Nutrition Policy Institute, Berkeley, CA
- Austin Brooks, MS, RDN, Floyd, VA
- Callie Carioti, MA, Food Studies, Chatham University, Galena, OH, Sustainable Food Systems Network
- Jessie Coffey, MS, RDN, LMNT, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE, Nutrition Education for Children
- Jennifer Folliard, MPH, RDN, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Washington, D.C., Food & Nutrition Extension Education
- Cassandra Hoover, MS, RDN, Chagrin Falls, OH
- Christina Lunsford, MS, Health Promotion Management, American University, Washington, D.C., Higher Education
- Melissa Marley, BS, Nutrition and Food Science, California State University, Chico Redding, CA, Food & Nutrition Extension Education
- Carol Parker, MS, Cornel University Cooperative Extension, New York, NY
- Carrie Pearse, MPH, RD, Colorado Dept. Of Education, Denver, CO
Welcome new institutional group from University of Arizona Department of Nutritional Sciences
- Vern Hartz, MS, University of Arizona Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, Tucson, AZ, Nutrition Education for Children
- Laurel Jacobs, PH, MPH, University of Arizona, Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, Tucson, AZ, Sustainable Food Systems Network
- Bete Jones, MMA, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
- Theresa LeGros, MA, University of Arizona, Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, Tucson, AZ, Public Health Nutrition
- Kathryn Orzech, PhD, University of Arizona, Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, Tucson, AZ, Public Health Nutrition
Multiple groupings existed within upper social strata; a majority maintained healthy behaviors whereas some adopted substance use stress-coping mechanisms. Some low-income individuals demonstrated a capacity to adopt healthy behaviors. Dietary interventions could identify behavioral clustering, with emphasis on drinking, smoking and screen time.
Be sure to read insights by these authors who are also SNEB members.
- Alison Harmon, PhD, RD, LN, Department of Health and Human Development, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT — Food Insecurity Experience: Building Empathy in Future Food and Nutrition Professionals
- Jinan Corinne Banna, PhD, RDN, Department of Human Nutrition, Food, and Animal Sciences, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Agricultural Sciences University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI — College Students' Perceived Differences Between the Terms Real, Meal, and Snack
- Susan S. Baker, EdD, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO — Collection Methods for the 24-Hour Dietary Recall as Used in the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
- Julie Rackliffe Lucey, MS, Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy — Kid Approved Healthy Snacks
- Sherri Cirignano, MS, RD, LDN, Rutgers University, New Jersey, NJ — Whole Food Baby
Michigan Food Network
A new report by the Michigan Fitness Foundation includes the perspectives of at least 260 Michigan food pantries. The report, on emergency food distribution, gardening and nutrition education, is a preliminary study of opportunities and barriers to improving the diets, health and well-being of emergency food recipients at Michigan's 3,100 pantries — over 80 percent of them operated by faith-based organizations.
Retail Dietitians Business Alliance
This is a five-week online Cornell course free to anyone, anywhere with an internet connection. The goal of the program is to impact people's understanding of science, what it can and can't do, and how information is transmitted. The intent is not to influence how people feel about GMOs, but to provide the critical thinking and scientific literacy tools necessary to make informed decisions-and to understand the broader impacts of those decisions.
National Institutes of Health
The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has posted a new webpage designed specifically for health professionals. These professionals might include, but are not limited to, dietitians & nutrition educators, nurses, personal trainers, pharmacists, physician assistants, physicians, and public health officers, as well as those who educate and train these professionals.
The goal of this new webpage is to provide in one place up-to-date and evidence-based information to help health professionals discuss dietary supplements with their patients, clients, colleagues and students.
Please help us spread the word among your colleagues. If you have any comments or suggestions, don’t hesitate to contact us at ODS@nih.gov.
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