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"What Food Future?" is the theme of our 2020 conference in San Diego. Proposals related to that theme can be submitted here, including:
All submissions must come from a SNEB member and be received by Friday, Oct. 4.
- concurrent sessions
- general sessions
- pre- and post-conference workshops or tours
- non-CEU activity sessions (e.g. yoga, Zumba, meditation, etc.)
The SNEB Board of Directors' Advisory Committee on Public Policy issued a statement as part of the public comment period for the Department of Agriculture's proposed elimination of broad based categorial eligibility for SNAP benefits.
The proposal is estimated to affect more than 3 million Americans and more than 500,000 children’s access to free USDA school meals since children who live in households that receive SNAP benefits would no longer be directly certified or automatically eligible to participate in USDA school meal programs. It would also impact a school's use of the Community Eligibility Provision, which allows a school to offer free meals to all students without collecting meal applications based on the school area's SNAP eligibility numbers.
Read the full comment.
By Ellen Schuster, BA, MS
Viral food videos are a thing, note this quesadilla pizza @ https://www.eater.com/2019/8/26/20833096/deep-fried-bbq-quesadilla-pizza-pizzadilla-viral-video. Now, WalMart is partnering up with a leader in the viral food video market (see below). Who watches food videos on YouTube? Millennials of course @ https://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/consumer-insights/millennials-eat-up-youtube-food-videos/ including moms and dads. ...
Journal Club webinar series returns
Based on member interest, the 14th Journal Club hosted by JNEB will focus on technology in nutrition education and behavior change. All webinars in the series are free as a benefit of SNEB membership and earn 1 CEU for live attendance. Each webinar description includes details on learning objectives.
The first webinar in our fall series was hosted Monday afternoon and focused on feasibility of online nutrition education in the workplace. Next up are:
Journal Club 4: mHealth Improved Fruits and Vegetable Accessibility and Intake in Young Children
Sept. 30 | 1 - 2 p.m. ET |
Presenter: Ashlee Bakirci-Taylor, PhD, RDN, Tree of Evolution
Journal Club 5: Potential Use of Classroom Response Systems (CRS, Clickers) in Foods, Nutrition, and Dietetics Higher Education
Oct. 7 | 1 - 2 p.m. ET | Register
Presenter: Susan Martin Gould, PhD, RDN, University of Northern Colorado
Using Skin Carotenoid Status Technology to Evaluate Community Nutrition Interventions
Oct. 11 | 1 - 2 p.m. ET | Register
Presenters: Lisa Jahns, PhD, RD, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center; Jared McGuirt, PhD, MHP, University of North Carolina – Greensboro; Rachel Scherr, PhD, University of California – Davis; Virginia C. Stage, PhD, East Carolina University; and Stephanie Jilcott Pitts, PhD, East Carolina University
Position: Faculty Positions – Nutrition and Health Inequalities
Organization: Cornell University – Division of Nutritional Sciences
City and state: Ithaca, N.Y.
Position: Assistant Professor in Nutrition
Organization: Texas State University – School of Family & Consumer Sciences
City and state: San Marcos, Texas
Position: Assistant Professor of Human Nutrition
Organization: University of New Hampshire
City and state: Durham, N.H.
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- Morgan Ashley, DPH, MS, RDN | UNC Greensboro | Chapel Hill, NC | Nutrition Education for Children, Research, Weight Realities
- Connie Brenstuhl | Hampstead, NC | Higher Education, Research
- Kimberly Ellis | East Carolina University | Randolph, NJ
- Amanda Light, BS | East Carolina University | Greenville, NC | Digital Technology, Weight Realities
Position papers provide a comprehensive discussion of SNEB's policy on one or more topics. Containing extensive background information and analysis, the position paper provides a more complete understanding of the issues and the reason behind the position(s) set forth by the organization.
To have a topic considered for next year, send a proposal with the following information:
To JNEB's Editor-in-Chief, Karen Chapman-Novakofski, PhD, RDN (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Oct. 1.
- Statement of position (in one or two sentences)
- Background and rationale for proposed position (~1.5 pages, single spaced)
- Objectives (e.g., to provide evidence for effectiveness of school cafeteria-based interventions on increasing fruit and vegetables intake among children and youth.) Typically, multiple objectives are submitted targeting major segments of the proposed topic.
- Key points (to serve as an outline for the position; accompanying peer-reviewed citations for each point should be included)
- Reference list
- Suggested authors
- Collaborating organizations and type of collaborations, if applicable (e.g., joint development with another society)
Exposure to multiple vegetables simultaneously may be more effective than a single vegetable to increase young children's intake, according to lead author Astrid A.M. Poelman, PhD, in her JNEB article that was mentioned in HealthDay.
Researchers from C.S. Mott Children's Hospital studied 237 mother-child pairs each seated alone in a room with different food options, including chocolate cupcakes. They found in their JNEB-published study direct commands like "only eat one" were used more frequently by mothers of obese children, while mothers of non-obese kids were more likely to use indirect comments like, "That's too much. You haven't had your dinner." Cited by University of Michigan's Health Lab.
Purdue University via SNEB
Purdue University is hosting a conference on "The Ethics of Eating: Promoting Personal & Global Choices" this weekend, Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 in the PMU South Ballroom.
Speakers will discuss food production and meeting the energy and nutrient needs of a global population; sustainability to ensure vital resources are appropriately managed; access to food recognizing marked disparities across populations; diverse, and often not health-promoting, drivers of food choice; and civil liberties that may clash with population-based priorities.
The conference "will assemble individuals with expertise in diverse relevant fields to assess the ethical and functional dimensions of these issues and to identify promising new research and practical directions."
Click here for registration information.
Feed the Truth
Feed the Truth is a new nonprofit organization "seeking to advance truth, trust and transparency in the food system." They announced Sept. 16 that Lucy Martinez Sullivan will be their first executive director.
Sullivan most recently served as the inaugural executive director of 1,000 Days, a nonprofit advocacy organization working to improve maternal and young child nutrition in the U.S. and around the world, and will continue to serve as co-chair of the Global Nutrition Report.
"Food is at the center of some of the world's biggest challenges, and I believe we can no longer afford business-as-usual approaches to a food system that is fueling a health epidemic and a climate crisis. To me, Feed the Truth presents an extraordinary opportunity to drive a bold agenda for a healthier, fairer food system — one that works for people and not just profits," Sullivan said in a press release announcing her appointment.
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