Day 91 – Healthy Aging Division Activity at SNEB Annual Conference

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May 012016
 

Members of the SNEB Healthy Aging Division will be especially interested in this upcoming program.

Virtual Realities and Digital Health Adaptive Technology for Nutrition and Physical Activity Education (NPAE) across the Life Span

2:30 – 4:00 p.m., Sunday, 7/31, Nautilus 1, 2

Moderator: Siew Sun Wong, PhD, Oregon State University

Speakers: Melbourne Frank Hovell, PhD, MPH, San Diego State University; Jeanne Gleason, EdD, New Mexico State University; Joan Cowdery, PhD, Eastern Michigan University; Walter Greenleaf, PhD, Stanford University; Siew Sun Wong, PhD, Oregon State University

This session aims to raise awareness and boost understanding of how emerging innovations and applications of theoretical frameworks for behavior are used to engage and retain participants in Nutrition and Physical Activity Education (NPAE) that involve both the physical and virtual spaces. Learn how instructional design, media, virtual worlds, and virtual reality technologies are designed and applied to change health behaviors and reduce health disparities through innovative health communication modalities and behavior change strategies. Come hear the experts describe how existing and potential applications of virtual reality and digital health technology worldwide can improve NPAE across the life span.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how emerging changes in theories and frameworks are being used to engage and retain participants across the life span in NPAE that involve both the physical and virtual spaces.
  • Learn how instructional design, media, virtual worlds, and virtual reality technologies are designed to change health behaviors and eliminate health disparities through innovative health communication and behavior change strategies.
  • Describe the existing and potential applications of virtual reality and digital health technology to strengthen NPAE across the life span.

Day 92 – Flashback to 2015 Bee Marks

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Apr 302016
 

Originally recorded at SNEB Annual Conference 2015.

Bee Marks Communications Symposium: Don’t Lose the Message in the Science: Thoughtful Nutrition Education Communication that Consumers will Understand and Use!

 Speakers: Brian Wansink, PhD, Cornell University; Marianne Smith Edge, MS, RD, LD, FADA, International Food Information Council; LeeAnn Weniger-Mandrillo, MPA, LMC Communications

Moderator: Nicole Turner Ravana, MS, Strategic Nutrition Communications

Creating messages, communications and nutrition education tools for emerging science can be challenging. Multiple factors come into play such as how consumer messages shape eating behavior, how to interpret policy from the latest science and craft it into useable messages from public health to industry and how to communicate all of this using social media and content marketing. Experts will discuss strategies, opportunities and best practices on how to provide positive and simple messages for consumers based on findings from the dietary guidelines, as well as from other research. SNEB Foundation wishes to thank public relations leader and pioneer, Bee Marks, for her career achievements in advancing the importance and practices of evidence-based nutrition marketing and communications.

Link to session: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-kxtq2-595875.

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Day 93 – Visit the San Diego Zoo

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Apr 292016
 

The 100-acre San Diego Zoo is home to more than 3,500 rare and endangered animals representing more than 650 species and subspecies, and a prominent botanical collection with more than 700,000 exotic plants. It is located just north of downtown San Diego in Balboa Park.

Features of the zoo include a mini train, an aerial ride over zoo grounds, animal encounters, and much more. The San Diego Zoo is home to pandas, orangutans, and tortoises to just name a few of their stunning animals.

San Diego Zoo Global is a not-for-profit organization that operates the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. It is committed to saving species worldwide by uniting our expertise in animal care and conservation science with our dedication to inspiring passion for nature.

For more information, visit sandiegozoo.org.

Day 94 – Nutrition Education for Children Division Activity at SNEB Annual Conference

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Apr 282016
 

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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

Registration is now open!

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Day 95 – Not a Member? Join & Save!

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Apr 272016
 

New Professional Members
The earlier you register, the more you SAVE! For just $455 (early bird rate valid through June 10), you will receive your 2016 membership dues and a full conference registration.
Professional members must have ONE of the following:

  • A minimum of a baccalaureate degree in nutrition, food, or a related field from an accredited institution; OR
  • Minimum of a baccalaureate degree in any field with two or more years of experience in health, food, agriculture, education, communications, or nutrition related position(s) AND either an approved credential from – or membership in – a related organization (such as AAFCS, IFT, AND).

New Student Members
For just $215(early bird rate valid through June 10), you will receive your 2016 membership dues and a full conference registration.

  • Individuals who are registered as full-time students OR are actively working on a degree at an accredited college or university are eligible for student membership. All students must have their membership application signed by faculty member to verify student status. Enrollment in a dietetic intern program qualifies you as a student member. If you do not have a faculty advisor, please have your internship supervisor verify your membership application.

Join & Save Details
Join & Save rates are available only to new members of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior. If you were an SNEB member in 2015 and need to renew your membership, there is an option on the registration form to do that.

Registration is now open!

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Day 96 – Conference Hotel

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Apr 262016
 

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina sits on the North San Diego Bay. It features world class spirit and genuine warmth while offering easy access to the city’s premier attractions, including the San Diego Zoo, the Gaslamp Quarter and the San Diego Convention Center.

The Sheraton has 1,053 guestrooms and suites. They are divided between two unique tower experiences- Marina Tower and Bay Tower. It offers a variety of dining options, three swimming pools, tennis courts, spa, and jogging trails. Sitting on a marina, the Sheraton provides stunning views that everyone can enjoy.

For more information, visit the hotel website here: http://www.sheratonsandiegohotel.com/.

Early registration for conference has been very strong and your are highly encouraged to make your hotel reservation if you have not done so.

 

 

SNEB’s Nutrition Educator Competencies have been drafted by a task force of SNEB members with input from relevant outside organizations. Before being submitted to the SNEB Board of Directors for final approval, the membership is asked to provide feedback. Please use the comment space below before October 15, 2015. When commenting please indicate which section and number your comment pertains to (ie. Nutrition across the Life Cycle – point 2.)

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The vision of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior:

Defining the role of nutrition educators in promoting healthy individuals, communities, and food systems.

Nutrition Educators should be able to:

Basic Food and Nutrition Knowledge

  1. Describe the basic structures and functions of the essential nutrients and identify examples of significant foods and food group sources for each.
  2. Explain the background, purpose, and components of the appropriate national or international nutrient references (e.g., US Dietary Reference Intakes).
  3. Explain the background, purpose, and components of the appropriate national or international dietary guidelines, including the associated food guidance systems (e.g., the US Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate)
  4. Explain how to use food labeling to evaluate the appropriateness of a food.
  5. Explain the dietary prevention of, and management approaches associated with, the major diet-related public health issues.
  6. Describe the basic types of approaches used by researchers to study diet-health relationships and describe their advantages and limitations.
  7. Critically evaluate the claims associated with a research study finding, food product, dietary supplement or eating style based on the nutrition educator’s knowledge of nutrition and the approaches used to study diet-health relationships.

Nutrition across the Life Cycle

  1. Identify the primary dietary issues for each phase of the life cycle.
  2. Use information from the appropriate national or international nutrient references and dietary guidelines to make dietary recommendations for each phase of the life cycle.

Food Science

  1. Describe the functions of food additives and food processing techniques and their effects on the nutrient content of foods.
  2. Describe the basic types of culinary practices, including the scientific basis for how flavor, texture, and appearance of foods are created or maintained during food preparation.
  3. Describe the potential sources of food contamination and the best practices associated with the safe handling of food.
  4. Explain how to plan, select, prepare, and manage foods to enhance the well-being o

Physical Activity

  1. Explain the background, purpose and appropriate national or international physical activity guidelines (e.g., the US Physical Activity Guidelines).
  2. Explain the benefits of regular physical activity as a means of prevention and management of public health issues including chronic diseases.
  3. Identify physical activity opportunities in daily living.

Food and Nutrition Policy

  1. Explain the roles of government agencies in regulating the manufacturing, labeling and advertising of individual foods and dietary supplements
  2. Explain the roles of government agencies in regulating food systems and the food supply.
  3. Explain the key pieces of legislation that authorize programs supporting nutrition education and research, and food assistance.
  4. Describe the history, purpose, funding, and implementation of food-related government programs.
  5. Describe the history and current roles of nongovernmental organizations that develop and implement food assistance and nutrition education programs.
  6. Describe the history and current roles of government and nongovernmental organizations that address malnutrition and food security.
  7. Describe ways to collaborate with other stakeholders to promote policies that support behavior change interventions.

Agricultural Production and Food Systems

  1. Describe differences in agricultural practices and their potential effects on food choices and food availability.
  2. Explain the effects of various food processing, packaging, distribution, and marketing practices on food choices and food availability.
  3. Explain the relationships between natural resources (e.g. soil, water, biodiversity) and the quantity and quality of the food and water supply.
  4. Describe ways to collaborate with other stakeholders to promote systems that support behavior change interventions.

Behavior and Education Theory

  1. Describe the biological, psychological, social, cultural, political, and economic determinants of eating behavior, and the associated opportunities and barriers to achieving optimal health.
  2. Describe the major psychosocial theories of behavior and behavior change and apply them to eating behavior, and behavior change.
  3. Describe the major theories of teaching and learning and apply them to nutrition education.

Nutrition Education Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation

  1. Assess the nutritional and behavioral needs of the population (to establish behavior change goals).
  2. Determine the behavior change goals of the program.
  3. Identify the theory-based mediators and facilitators of behavior change, using a participatory approach, including social and environmental influences.
  4. Select the appropriate theoretical models or frameworks.
  5. Develop educational objectives based on the identified theory-based mediators of change from a theoretical model or framework.
  6. Design or select theory-based behavior change strategies or techniques that would be effective in achieving the objectives and appropriate for diverse audiences.
  7. Design or select activities and materials that match the objectives and are appropriate for diverse audiences.
  8. Apply inclusive participatory approaches that enable the target population to effectively communicate, share experiences, identify personal needs, and manage personal food behaviors.
  9. Develop a timeline and budget for program development, implementation, and evaluation, including personnel, supplies, and overhead costs.
  10. Design process and outcome evaluation plans, based on behavior change mediators and program objectives, using appropriate data collection methods.
  11. Revise the program based on process and outcome evaluation findings, as appropriate.

Written, oral, social media communication

  1. Communicate effectively, both in written and oral form, with individuals, the media, and other groups, in ways that are appropriate for diverse audiences.
  2. Facilitate communication from and between clients so they can express their beliefs and attitudes, define needs, and share experiences.
  3. Engage and educate through simple, clear, and motivational language appropriate for diverse audiences.
  4. Advocate effectively for action-oriented nutrition education and healthy diets in various sectors and settings.

Nutrition Education Research Methods

  1. Analyze, evaluate, and interpret nutrition education research and apply it to practice.

Day 3 – Reporting from Pittsburgh

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Jul 232015
 

The SNEB staff arrived in Pittsburgh on Wednesday and have begun set up for conference. We’ve enjoyed meals at nearby Market Square and are getting acquainted with the hotel staff. Looking forward to seeing the SNEB leadership arriving for Friday’s Board Meeting. Registration opens on the Ballroom Level of the Wyndham Grand at 5 p.m. on Friday.

Day 5 – Discount to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

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Jul 202015
 

Mary Kathryn Poole, Let’s Move Pittsburgh Program Director, works at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. She is also attending SNEB 2015 and wants to extend a 25% discount on admission for conference attendees who present their badge and ID.

Check out what is going on now!

Summer Flower Show plus the Butterfly Forest

https://phipps.conservatory.org/exhibits-and-events/calendar

Day 6 – Are you packing today?

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Jul 202015
 

Here are some tips for packing for conference –

1. The weather forecast for Pittsburgh might be 85 degrees but hotel meeting rooms can be unpredictable. Pack a light jacket or sweater – whatever makes you feel comfortable.ater bottle would be a great idea.

2. There will be water stations throughout conference so packing a water bottle might come in handy.

3. You’ll make alot of new friends so  pack some business cards. If you have an option position or are looking for a position, we’ll have a job board for openings and resumes.

4. If you are presenting a poster, pack some push pins along with your poster.

5. Mornings can start with a physical activity like yoga, fun run, or zumba so comfy shoes might come in handy.

Any questions? Just stop by registration. We’ll be there beginning Friday at 5 p.m.

 

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