Inequity, Diversity, The Ethnic Aisle, Food Dignity and More…

Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Thursday October 14, 2021 A collection of resources, thought-provoking articles (cultural humility and the Thrifty Food Plan, food photography diversity, the ‘ethnic’ aisle, the

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2020 – 2025 DGA-related free online recorded webinars and other resources

Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Wednesday September 15, 2021 Updated HHS DGAs toolkit includes consumer fact sheets Webinars... 3-part webinar series on the 2020 DGAs (American Society for Nutrition) -

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School Meal Challenges as the 2021/2022 School Year Begins

Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Tuesday August 31, 2021 It’s the perfect storm...increased food and fuel prices, vendors closing or deciding to no longer work with school districts, drought,

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Is Hosting a Podcast in Your Future?

Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Tuesday July 6, 2021 In 2005 ‘podcast’ became the ‘word of the year’ according to New Oxford Dictionary. In 8 short years, 2013, Apple

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Having a hard time keeping track of plant-based options?

Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Wednesday June 16, 2021 Plant-based options are virtually everywhere yet there may be some surprises about where you can find them below. This is

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Cool plant-based ice creams are hot; DIY frozen treats

Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Tuesday June 1, 2021 Have you seen the crowded the ice cream with its many vegan/plant-based options? Read on to see how they fare

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More Views of the Future

Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Wednesday May 12, 2021 Additional perspectives on 2021 trends, pandemic changes and online grocery shopping and older adults. At the close of 2020 I

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Two Views of the Food System: Food Everywhere / Vegetarian Food Relief

Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Monday April 26, 2021 Food is everywhere...accessible if you can afford it yet many are food insecure. And some of the food insecure are

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The State of SNAP and Online E-commerce

Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Friday April 16, 2021
SNAP online grocery e-commerce has grown exponentially in a short period of time. What is the retail perspective? The

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BIPOC & Women-Centered Food and Agriculture

Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Friday April 16, 2021 If you are not currently aware of how to find BIPOC/women-owned/operated farms, food boxes, food brands, dining and more, read

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Best Plant-Based Food Retailers; BIPOC and Vegan/Plant-Based Eating

Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Tuesday March 2, 2021 Plant-based continues to have a high profile in foodservice and food retail. The term appeared in the 1970s and

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Be Caffeine Aware for Caffeine Awareness Month (March)

Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Wednesday February 17, 2021 Created by the Caffeine Awareness Alliance formed in 2003 to advocate for a caffeine-free industry, this caffeine awareness observance is

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Do Supermarkets Help Shoppers Find Healthy Groceries Online? How do Retailers Increase Online Impulse Buys?

Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Tuesday February 2, 2021 The digital grocery shopping environment is evolving. More shoppers are online seeking healthy foods. Concurrently, retailers are already using/developing new

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Setting Goals/New Year’s Resolutions and National Pie Day

Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Wednesday January 20, 2021 A new year...a new beginning? There’s limited research on the success of making New Year’s resolutions stick but setting goals

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A Look Ahead: 2021 Food/Nutrition/Fitness Trends

Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Tuesday January 12, 2021 Does everyone has a list of 2021 food/nutrition trends? It seems so, there are more than a dozen here. As you read

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Good-For-Them Gifts That Are Easy On Your Wallet

Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Tuesday December 15, 2020 Affordable gift ideas to promote health/physical activity, local food outlets, growing something at home and help break out of cooking

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Cooking Fatigue: How to Overcome It & Resources

Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Wednesday December 2, 2020 Cooking fatigue‘ has set in...many are tired of cooking at home, cooking for no one/themselves/family. A survey of 2,000

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Reimagine this…recipes using food in new ways

Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Thursday November 5, 2020 With the holidays coming maybe there’s more time to try new recipes using food in new ways. Consider using dessert

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CDC Coronavirus Halloween/holiday & other food-related guidelines; Bring PE to Your Family Week (October 19 – 23, 2020)

Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Monday October 5, 2020 Two Coronavirus-related topics...First, CDC guidelines for holidays including Halloween and other food-related guidelines released during September 2020. Second, Ideas/resources for

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Community nutrition education during a pandemic

Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Monday September 21, 2020 It’s impossible to capture all of the ways nutrition educators have continued to teach nutrition in the midst of a

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September is National Family Meals Month: Stay Strong with Family Meals

Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Monday September 7, 2020 It’s the 6th year celebrating September as family meals month and it’s clear that in a pandemic ‘family meals’ has

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Meal kits: from delivery to grocery stores and more!

Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Monday August 10, 2020 Just 3 years ago I looked at meal kits. How times have changed!  The focus

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Health Disparities, Food Marketing/Food Deserts and Food Systems

Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Monday July 13, 2020 Getting started...what do we know about health disparities and systemic food injustice? (Note: A wide and complex topic such as

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On Reflecting; Let’s Start with Stories from Diverse Perspectives

Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Monday June 29, 2020 In response to the recent events SNEB has shared these helpful resources from the Food Solutions New England Network as they

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What Will School Meals Look Like When School Reopens?

college students
Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Monday June 15, 2020 When school resumes in the fall (or late summer) of 2020, school foodservice will look different. Schools, already challenged by

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Food Now…Food Tomorrow

Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Monday June 1, 2020 For now, our focus is still on the food supply chain and how we are eating, spending our money on

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Uh-oh, where’s the beef?

Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Monday May 18, 2020 Consumers are seeing local meat shortages. Meat processing plants, where workers are in close contact, continue to see shutdowns when

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The intersection of good health & COVID-19: the food environment during/after coronavirus

Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Tuesday May 5, 2020 Good health is more important than ever as this TEDx video shared by an SNEB Twitter follower underscores.

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US food supply chain during a pandemic

food distribution / supply chain
Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Monday April 20, 2020 If you’ve got the ears, podcasts may just be what you’re looking for if you want to understand how the

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Active at home during a pandemic

treadmill workout
Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Monday April 6, 2020 Quick tips
  • move every hour
  • instead of weights, try a backpack filled w/books, a gallon of water, or cans to

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Food during the pandemic

vegetable salad
Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Monday March 23, 2020 With many of us at home, we have more time to search online for ideas. The tips, links below aren’t

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Hand washing is trending – thanks, coronavirus!

coronavirus
Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Monday March 9, 2020
With the spread of coronavirus, hand washing is a message getting out to the public in a BIG way, but

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What to put in your ears: A potpourri of podcasts

Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Monday February 24, 2020 I started listening to some retail grocery-focused podcasts then stumbled upon other interesting podcasts. Most of the grocery/supermarket sponsored podcasts focus on

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What to watch and read online

podcasts
Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Monday February 10, 2020

WATCH online

Phil Lempert, Retail Dietitians Business Alliance CEO, predicts 2020 grocery retail trends in a recorded 44-minute webinar.

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It’s a plant-based world and we’re just living in it

Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Monday January 27, 2020 I’m guessing this won’t be my only post in 2020 about plant-based anything. A 2018 report

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Changing unhealthy habits in the new year

Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Monday January 13, 2020 What is a habit? It’s a behavior that is routine and occurs without thinking. Take your pick of new books about

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What will we say, ‘That was so 2020,’ about in 2021?

Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Monday December 16, 2019 Some 2020 food predictions... Looking at these predictions, one enduring trend is plant-based and it looks like ancient grains will diversify.

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Inspired ways to use fruits & veggies

veggies in box
Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Monday December 2, 2019 News and resources you might have missed **Flu shots and overweight...it appears the flu vaccine is less effective for those who

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Creative ways to avoid wasting fruits and veggies

cutting up veggies
Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Monday November 18, 2019 Of the $370 lost to each person as food waste each year in the U.S., fruits and veggies make up

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