Text to shop, buy now, pay later for groceries…oh my!

Posted by: on Wednesday November 10, 2021 Food is increasingly easier to access with online shoppable content, Walmart’s testing of text to shop and other developments. In one example, some neighborhoods are being charged less than the same food available in other locations. Changes are quick, disruptive and before we know it, part of the new norm. Frictionless food shopping Walmart to beta test Text to Shop in selected markets. Walmart to launch shoppable recipes w/Pinterest. Thrive Market debuts ‘shoppable’ cookb (...)

Systematic Reviews: Their Spot at Our Table

Posted by: on Wednesday November 10, 2021 Karen Chapman-Novakofski, PhD, RDN Systematic reviews have been around for a long time. JNEB published its first systematic review in 2008, analyzing the impact of peer education on dietary behaviors and health outcomes among Latinos. 1 While peer education was found to have positive outcomes, the authors called for additional research concerning the peer educator themselves, the length and type of intervention, and of course, better standardization of questionnaires and scales. Because this p (...)

Growing Our Commitment to Promoting Fruits and Vegetables: Looking Beyond the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables 2021

Posted by: on Wednesday November 10, 2021 Andrea Bersamin, Yenory Hernández-Garbanzo, Abiodun T. Atoloye, Jorge U. Gonzalez, Israel Ríos-Castillo, Thu Thu May Oo, Jinan Banna, Ahlam El Shikieri, Eunice Bonsi Despite the essential benefits of fruits and vegetables (F&V), much of the world does not eat the minimum recommended amounts. In addition, nearly 50% of all F&V produced globally is wasted between harvest and consumption. 1 These issues put unnecessary pressures on both the health of the people and the planet.1 In (...)

FDA Summit: Ensuring the Safety of Foods Ordered Online and Delivered Directly to Consumers

Posted by: on Monday November 1, 2021 The summit has ended but you can view it online (links to each day is below). Agenda. Comments/input to FDA can be submitted electronically through November 20, 2021; review existing comments submitted. Background: Consider that meal kit delivery was introduced in the U.S., Netherlands, Australia and the U.K. in 2012, five years after Sweden’s launch in 2007. Meal kit services have taken off in grocery stores and restaurants. Phil Lempert shares in his overview on Day 1, that the meal ki (...)

JNEB to Become Online Only in January

Posted by: on Tuesday October 26, 2021 For over 50 years the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior has been serving as a global resource to advance nutrition education and behavior related research, practice and policy. In that time the Journal has grown from a quarterly publication to a monthly publication fulfilling the vision of SNEB’s founders of “a journal for the professional improvement of persons working in the field of nutrition education.” In 2021 alone, the Journal will publish over 1,000 pages of original rese (...)

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

Posted by: 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 white-washing of recipes), identifying BIPOC and other groups’ products on grocer shelves, food deserts and resources on health equity, racial equity, equity in research, obesity prevention and sustainable food system education, race/ethnicity and racism in the nutrition literature, a term you may have heard: food dignity/equity. Lastly, th (...)

2050: The Year of Our Carbon-Neutral Food System

Posted by: on Thursday October 7, 2021 Jasia (Jayne) Steinmetz, RD, CD It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land. Widespread and rapid changes in the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphereand biosphere have occurred. 1 This is the leading conclusion in the first United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) working group report as part of the Sixth Assessment released on August 9. As science professionals, we understand the level of evidence necessary for the use of “unequivocal, (...)

School Water Policies

Posted by: on Thursday October 7, 2021 Karen Chapman-Novakofski, PhD, RDN We know that water is important for health. A new resource review for Water: The Foundation of a Healthy Body 1 is a good example of educational material we can use to spread the word. But it was the article in this issue by Sharma et al on the Strength and Comprehensiveness of Drinking Water Language in California School District Wellness Policies 2 that prompted me to wonder about water fountains in schools during this resurgence in COVID transmissions and w (...)

The Food Environment Evolves

Posted by: on Monday October 4, 2021 Latest developments in the changing food environment. Tech: help for the food insecure, AI, Social Media, QR codes... Local resources online/via app w/Google’s Find Food Support; pickup/delivery w/Feeding America’s online grocery ordering system, OrderAhead. Walmart’s AI (artificial intelligence) for online food substitutions increases customer satisfaction. Other ways AI shapes how we shop online for groceries: carts record what you buy/suggest items, bot recommends recipes for o (...)

16th Annual Cardiometabolic Health Congress

Posted by: on Friday October 1, 2021 October 14-17 | 16th Annual Cardiometabolic Health Congress (Take $100 OFF with Partner100) You’re invited to join the leaders in cardiometabolic medicine at the 16th Annual Cardiometabolic Health Congress taking place at the Gaylord National Harbor— just outside Washington, D.C— October 14-17, 2021. With sessions designed to encourage growth, foster insightful conversations, and push past clinical boundaries–this event will set the stage for the greater industry conversation on h (...)