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Conference slides online
We've collected quite a few presentations from annual conference speakers. Check them out here. You can also see which recordings are available for purchase if you did not attend conference.
SNEB call for nominations
What an exciting time to be a voice in the nutrition industry! SNEB counts on passionate, dedicated members to fulfill its mission of promoting effective nutrition education and healthy behavior through research, policy and practice. Please consider nominating someone or stepping up yourself for a leadership role within SNEB to continue this important work. Nominations due Sept. 5.
Thanks to an exciting partnership between TEDMED and SNEB, TEDMED is offering SNEB members access to their entire 2014 program of more than 70 Talks from transformative thinkers in health and medicine.
Read more about TEDMED here.
Click here to sign up for free access to TEDMED live streaming.
SNEB member named to lead key USDA post
The Des Moines Register
SNEB member Angela Tagtow will lead the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion within the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the federal agency announced. The center is one of the groups that help us figure out what to eat — and not eat — and provides direction on how much we should move to stay healthy.
My Plate eCatalog
Department of Agriculture
MyPlate eCatalog provides reviews of Dietary Guidelines for Americans and/or MyPlate materials. We couldn't do it without our reviewers. Thank you!
USDA Team Nutrition's MyPlate at Home Parent handout is a four-page booklet for parents that reinforces the class lessons at home. It's available in English, Spanish, Chinese and French. Read reviews here.
Visit the new and improved JNEB website
Recently, JNEB migrated to Elsevier's new website platform, resulting in a number of new and exciting features. Whether you're a longtime user of www.jneb.org or have never visited it before, we think you'll appreciate the changes:
- Mobile optimization. The site now included a mobile-optimized view that you'll see whenever you visit it using your smartphone or tablet.
- Enhanced search and discovery. Improvements include more capability to filter search results and a taxonomy-based recommendation system that uses concepts not just keywords to identify relevant articles.
- Related article recommendations. When viewing an article online you'll now be able to see a list of other articles from JNEB that may be of interest based on the similarity of their topics and what other readers of the article have read.
- Browsing improvements. It's now easier to navigate back issues and the Preview feature, available both when browsing and when viewing search results, will allow you to see more of an article before deciding whether you want to click on it.
New Slideshare file online
The AudioSlides presentation "Using synchronous distance-education technology to deliver a weight management intervention" presented by Dr. Carolyn Dunn is now online.
Pre-diabetes label 'unhelpful and unnecessary'
Labelling people with moderately high blood sugar as pre-diabetic is a drastically premature measure with no medical value and huge financial and social costs, say researchers from UCL and the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota. The analysis, published in the BMJ, considered whether a diagnosis of pre-diabetes carried any health benefits such as improved diabetes prevention.
Cardiovascular mortality lowest among overweight patients
High body mass index is associated with multiple cardiovascular diseases. However, emerging data suggest that there is an "obesity paradox," that being overweight may actually protect patients from cardiovascular mortality. Investigators have now confirmed that the risk of total mortality, cardiovascular mortality and myocardial infarction is highest among underweight patients.
Invitation to provide input on NIFA's Implementation of Centers of Excellence for Competitive Grant Programs
Based on language in the 2014 Farm Bill (Section 7214), we are seeking input from the public and applicants to any of NIFA's competitive grant programs on how NIFA will provide priority to Centers of Excellence in the receipt of funding from its competitive research or extension grant programs.
The policy staff at NIFA will host two webinars to present information on the
Centers of Excellence provision in the 2014 Farm Bill and to solicit your input.
FDA consumer advice on powdered pure caffeine
The FDA is warning about powdered pure caffeine being marketed directly to consumers, and recommends avoiding these products. In particular, FDA is concerned about powdered pure caffeine sold in bulk bags over the Internet.
Report documents latest trends in TV food advertising to children
Yale Rudd Center
The total number of food and beverage ads viewed by children has increased by 8 percent and advertising to adolescents increased 25 percent since 2007, the year the food and beverage industry's voluntary Children Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative went into effect, according to an updated research brief from the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity. View the full report here.
Map: Here's how much each country spends on food
When droughts or crop failures cause food prices to spike, many Americans barely notice. The average American, after all, spends just 6.6 percent of his or her household budget on food consumed at home. (If you include eating out, that rises to around 11 percent.)
TOPS/FSN Network Knowledge Sharing Meeting: Learn, Adapt, Apply
Food Security and Nutrition Network
We brought together over 200 practitioners and donors to learn about new tools and practices, gain skills for building stronger, more resilient food security programming, and discuss how to incorporate knowledge management into your everyday work. We have started posting meeting materials here, including video recordings of the Food for Peace 60th Anniversary keynote address and the Food for Peace Strategy Update plenary session.
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