Members of the SNEB Nutrition Education for Children Division will be especially interested in these upcoming programs.
Systems Behavior Change for School Environments: Taking Nutrition Education to the Next Level
2:30 – 4:00 p.m., Sunday 7/31, Grand Ballroom AB
Moderator: Shannan D. Young, RDN, SNS, Dairy Council of California
Speakers: Shannan D. Young, RDN, SNS, Dairy Council of California; Heather Reed, MA, RDN, California Department of Education; Mary Ann Mills, UC CalFresh Nutrition Education
It’s not merely a “best practice” – it’s a movement that relies on innovation at the school level to promote a culture of wellness. Starting with a foundation of three organizations whose goals aligned, the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement of California collaborative launched a statewide initiative that integrated nutrition education with the cafeteria environment and wellness policies. Come hear how the real magic gets started when community partners inspire the creativity of school leaders to transform their environments. During this session harvest ideas for how you can develop a systems approach with your nutrition education initiatives.
- Consider how key partners at the state and local level collectively create a movement for systems behavior change in schools.
- Synthesize ways to innovate nutrition education by integrating with wellness policy and the cafeteria environment to create a culture of wellness in schools.
- Discover how California schools leverage Smarter Lunchrooms Movement to market their nutrition programs within their communities.
Calling parents and caregivers . . . Are you there? . . . Can you hear me?
12:45 – 2:15 p.m., Tuesday, 8/2, Grand Ballroom AB
Moderator: Leslie Cunningham-Sabo, PhD, RDN, Colorado State University
Speakers: Leslie Cunningham-Sabo PhD, RDN, Colorado State University; Kate Cronin, MPH, Dept of Family Medicine and Comm Health University of Wisconsin-Madison; Myles Faith, PhD, University of Buffalo-SUNY; Melissa Olfert, DrPH, MS, RDN, LD, West Virginia University; Lisa Franzen-Castle, PhD, RD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Barbara Lohse, PhD, RD, Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition, Rochester Institute of Technology
Engaging adults in nutrition education that targets their children has been challenging and frustrating; sometimes sidelining anticipated outcomes. Experienced researchers and practitioners address this issue by discussing the use of social media and text messaging, and describing incentive delivery strategies and dosage options to enhance participation. Learners will be challenged to reconsider accepted practices and utilize new models in designing educational experiences for children that can drive parent/caregiver engagement.
- Describe and discuss social media, text messaging and the dyad model as strategies to engage parents of children in nutrition education programs
- Examine the role of nutrition education of children in the context of strengthening family relationships
- Develop ideas for engaging parents/caregivers based on experience from iCook and Fuel for Fun outcome assessments
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