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Post-conference Organic Valley Farm discovery tour added
Wednesday, July 29 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
A "hands-on" tour of Windy Valley Farms, Somerset, Pennsylvania, hosted by Organic Valley farmer-owner, Richard Stahl and family. Greater understanding of organic dairy farming practices including: rotational grazing, soil health, organic cropping, quality production standards, cow health and nutrition and the cooperative business model that sustains our farmers. Experiences that will show how Organic Valley is different from other organic brands. Wear comfortable, seasonal, layered, outdoor clothing, a hat, gloves and sturdy shoes for the farm tour. We will provide a rain poncho and shoe covers for the tour, as needed. You might need camera, sunglasses, sunscreen.
Gala dinner riverboat cruise proposed
Sunday, July 27 | 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Conference chair Suzanne Piscopo has planned a Pittsburgh riverboat dinner cruise for Monday, July 27. In order to book this cruise we need a minimum of 50 attendees committed to attend. The estimated cost is $75 to $100 per person which includes dinner and cruise.
Today we have 35 members who have registered to attend or emailed to express an interest. If you have not previously mentioned your interest in attending the cruise and would like to join the group, please email Sarah Gould at firstname.lastname@example.org before June 1.
On the job board
Position title: Assistant Professor; Teaching and Extension Specialist in Nutrition
Organization: Michigan State University Dept. of Food Science and Human Nutrition
Location: East Lansing, Michigan
Posted: May 26
SNEB Annual Conference 101
June 12 | 2 p.m. EDT | Register
Overwhelmed with all the action at the SNEB Annual Conference and looking to learn more about the dynamics of the Society? SNEB Annual Conference 101 can help! No cost to participate.
New this year — online business meetings!
Five SNEB divisions are in the process of scheduling online meetings to conduct their yearly business meeting. The hope is that more members can participate and volunteer if the meetings are held virtually. During the annual conference they are planning a get-together where the time won't need to be spent on business. You do not need to be a member of the division to attend. Register to attend these free online meetings.
Communications Division — 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday, June 23 | Register
Meeting dates to be announced for Healthy Aging, Social Marketing and Weight Realities Division
From SNEB members
Jamie Stang, PhD, MPH, RDN, and her colleagues at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health have created a center for childhood obesity prevention policy with the help of several of our grad student MCH nutrition trainees. They have four free continuing education modules available:
- Child Care and School Environments: Settings for Obesity Prevention Among Youth
- Weight Bias & Stigma: Implications for Healthcare and Health Promotion Efforts
- Evaluating Childhood Obesity Policy Impact In School Settings
- Pulling It All Together: How Do We Address Childhood Obesity?
Journal Club fall 2015 — Survey Design and Validation
The Spring Semester on Statistical Methodology has concluded, and all 11 sessions are online. Based on member interest and the success of this spring's series, the fall series will focus on Survey Design and Validation in Nutrition Education and Behavior Research.
The webinars will feature JNEB authors sharing their experiences with designing surveys in various formats and validating survey instruments for a variety of audiences. These one-hour webinars, conducted at noon EDT on Mondays, will provide valuable learning opportunities for anyone wishing to expand their knowledge of creating and validating surveys. Participants also earn CPE by attending.
If you would like to be registered for the entire fall webinar series, email email@example.com
USDA releases new online Data Gateway
Department of Agriculture
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the launch of the new Data Gateway tool, designed to strengthen transparency and promote an open government by providing easy access to data and metrics on how the agency distributes funding.
Hispanic subgroups have different health risks, CDC says
Health risks in Hispanics vary by their country or region of origin, and by whether they were born in the United States, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Department of Agriculture
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and in the digital age we have ample opportunity to document and broadcast every moment, meeting and meal. We have all seen those unappetizing photos of food served at school that quickly go viral. A lonesome whole wheat bun atop a sad fish fillet; a mysterious-looking meat mixture served next to an apple. It's natural to ask, "Is this what they serve for lunch!?"
Call for Proposals: Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference
American Journal of Health Promotion
The Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference brings together more than 600 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.
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