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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 (...)

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

Posted by: 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) - 60 min. recording and slides An In-Depth Look at the 2020 - 2025 DGAs (Today’s Dietitian) - 60 min. recording, slideshow, references and other materials Note: You must create an account in order to view the webinar. Available until 1/21/2022. An In-Depth Look at the 2020  - 2025 DGAs (Connect Extension) - 60 min. recording on YouTube The (...)

Updates for Authors and Reviewers

Posted by: on Wednesday September 8, 2021 Karen Chapman-Novakofski, PhD, RDN If you're writing a manuscript, planning a project, or agreeing to review for JNEB, do you read the Guidelines for Authors and Reviewers? They can be quite long. We mostly know what they say, right? An editor will correct things or a reviewer will suggest changes. Perhaps. However, we've been making some changes at JNEB that I wanted to share. The most obvious change is we no longer prohibit the use of first-person pronouns. Hopefully, this will eliminate a (...)

Handshakes and Hugs (Hopefully) for SNEB 2022: Re-Engineering Nutrition Education and Behavior…Designing Tech Competence in Your Digital World

Posted by: on Wednesday September 8, 2021 Barbara Lohse, PhD, RD The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic impacted all activities on planet Earth, including design, delivery, and evaluation of nutrition education and our daily nutrition behaviors. Educators, researchers, and policy makers rose to the challenge to continue service, study phenomena, and problem solve in the face of significant barriers. The 2022 annual SNEB conference will acknowledge and inventory these accomplishments to honor, inform, inspire, and design future health and nutriti (...)

School Meal Challenges as the 2021/2022 School Year Begins

Posted by: 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, wildfires, fewer warehouse staff/truck drivers and unfilled school foodservice positions. Some of these factors have been affecting school meal programs for years before the pandemic, others are new. Yet school foodservice staff get up every day and continue to feed children in a very tough and ever-changing environment. Overview of school supply chain issue (...)

Summer eating that’s full of flavor AND healthy

Posted by: on Wednesday August 18, 2021 If you think summer dishes can’t be full of flavor, read on! Inspiration for this posting began with the roasted butter beans I prepared (see recipe below)...so good, so crunchy, so much better than potato chips! Other healthful recipes are below. Enjoy! Savory/umami... Umami (the fifth taste) provides a savory flavor. Are there ways to get a savory, smoky, bacon flavor with no/lower sodium? Raquel Pelzel’s  ‘Umami Bomb’ suggests using smoked paprika and ground chipotle. Other opt (...)