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Ellen’s blog: 2024 trends, FTC suit against Kroger-Albertsons merge & Wendy’s surge pricing debacle

Posted by: on Friday March 1, 2024 By Ellen Shuster, MS Here are the 2024 food/nutrition/fitness trend predictions from various groups as well as a survey of dietitians. Some predictions are based on data, others on interviews with thought leaders, and other sources. Below is a list of helpful resources that have been gathered for your convenience: Whatever the source, AI will definitely be involved; this report from the 2024 CES Conference shares that Walmart will predict when you run out of foods (https://thetakeout.c (...)

From SNEB: Embracing Change: New faces at SNEB

Posted by: on Monday February 26, 2024 Dear SNEB Community, With great enthusiasm and a profound sense of responsibility, I am honored to step into the role of Executive Director of SNEB. As I embark on this journey, I am filled with gratitude for the trust placed in me by the board, staff, volunteers, and all of you who form this vibrant community. I want to express my heartfelt appreciation for the remarkable work done by my predecessor, Rachel Daeger, and the entire SNEB team. Their dedication and passion have laid a robust foun (...)

From SNEB: A Good Food Future Full of Verve and Visibility

Posted by: on Sunday February 18, 2024 from the February 2024 issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior Noreen Springstead, Jason Wilson, Dr. Elanna S. Yalow, Tyler Yarbrough, Yenory Hernandez Garbanzo Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA),1 along with its partners, has learned that it is critical to create visibility for healthy and nutrient-dense foods in order to increase consumption of them. Here are just some of the ways we can work together to improve fruit and vegetable consumption that were shared at the (...)

From JNEB: Scientific Writing—What’s in a Word

Posted by: on Sunday February 18, 2024 Madeleine Sigman-Grant, PhD, RD Most authors and readers know they need to be careful not to overstate findings, to distinguish between causation and association, and to accurately represent the data. While some authors that submit to JNEB received classroom training on how to structure a scientific paper, others may not have had that opportunity. Fortunate persons may have had personal mentors to coach them through a thesis or dissertation, while some may have struggled on their own. It (...)

Ellen Blog: Buying food/health in the news

Posted by: on Sunday February 18, 2024 By Ellen Shuster, MS As always, buying food and health is in the news: high grocery/fast food prices, the status of the Kroger-Albertsons merger, the latest in gamification, a podcast looking at weight and health and a video about how more than one industry might be disrupted by weight loss drugs. And just in, an interesting article about how cocoa prices may change what we see on the chocolate shelf. Buying food Biden administration gets in the middle of high grocery prices READ MORE&g (...)

Ellen’s blog: New foods, health/buying food news

Posted by: on Saturday February 3, 2024 By Ellen Schuster, MS New foods include more than one cereal, an update: Panera’s Charged Lemonade is the target of another lawsuit; now has less caffeine  https://thetakeout.com/panera-charged-lemonade-menu-third-lawsuit-caffeine-mg-1851192476. In health news, anti-obesity drugs continue to be in the news and in buying food, will the Kroger-Albertsons merger happen? And just in, 2 senators introduce legislation to ban cultivated meat from school lunches https://www.foodbusinessnews.net/ar (...)

SNEB’s Global Advocacy for Food and Nutrition Education at the UN ECOSOC Partnership Forum

Posted by: on Wednesday January 31, 2024 On July 26, 2018, SNEB received special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN). This allows SNEB to designate official representatives to attend ECOSOC events. Pamela Koch, who led the application process to ECOSOC and is a Past-President of SNEB represented the Society at the 2024 Partnership Forum of ECOSOC which was held at the UN Headquarters in New York City on January 30. Pam describes her experience below. I was delighted and hon (...)

Call for Abstracts

Posted by: on Wednesday January 24, 2024 Share the amazing work you are doing as a nutrition educator by submitting an abstract for the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior 2024 International Conference in Knoxville, TN from July 29 – August 1. Abstracts are 300-word descriptions of your work, the audience, the evaluation, results, and conclusions. Submissions are accepted online at https://www.sneb.org/abstracts-2024/. Abstracts can focus on the conference’s theme, “Understanding Foodways | Learning • Growing • Su (...)

Ellen’s blog: The latest supermarkets/groceries, new food options

Posted by: on Sunday January 21, 2024 By  Ellen Schuster, MS Groceries are the focus this week as some European supermarkets drop some products due to high price increases and one podcast looks at the battle over grocery store shelves. And in Columbia they are taxing ultra-processed foods - 10% in 2024 and 25% in 2025 https://www.foodpolitics.com/2024/01/26507/  The latest at supermarkets/grocery stores… French supermarket will no longer carry some PepsiCo products due to unacceptable price increases; Italy, Spain and Belg (...)

Best wishes 2024 from SNEB Leadership!

Posted by: on Tuesday January 9, 2024 Best wishes 2024 from SNEB Leadership! For 2023, we re-connected, re-nourished, and re-inspired each other while empowering transformation in the food system. Building on that momentum, SNEB is excited about what is ahead in 2024, which our conference theme emphasizes as "Understanding Foodways". Let's explore some of our top plans for this year: Our 2024 SNEB International Conference in Knoxville, TN relocates to the University of Tennessee campus. This move offers fresh opportunities (...)