Our premiere online conference this year was a resounding success due to our adaptation and innovation. The tech features of chats and networking lounge retained that unique meeting atmosphere from SNEB members who are friendly, generous, and inquisitive. Recognizing our ongoing pandemic and social inequities, our food future appears more complex but we are committed to rise to a sustainable world.
I want to draw attention to a few JNEB updates. The first involves the use of ORCID—Open Researcher and Contributor ID. While we previously supported this option for authors or reviewers, we now require the corresponding author to enter their ORCID when submitting a manuscript. Be sure to enter only the numerals and not the ORCID link.
It’s the 6th year celebrating September as family meals month and it’s clear that in a pandemic ‘family meals’ has taken on a new meaning (note the ‘stay strong’ part of the message). Many are experiencing more family meals and this has created a bit of stress and meal fatigue. Some resources...
On March 11, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched “The New Nutrition Facts Label: What’s in it for You?” education campaign to raise awareness about the changes to the Nutrition Facts label. This first major update of the label in over 20 years is based on new scientific information, including the link between nutrition and chronic diseases like heart disease and certain cancers. The new label also better reflects the amount people typically eat and drink today. The refreshed design and updated information will help make it easier to make informed food choices that contribute to lifelong healthy eating habits.
Did we ever need 25 flavors of Oreo cookies (the number on shelves in 2019) or the many flavors/varieties in some product lines in this slideshow)? If you said ‘no,’ then you may find some solace in reduced food choices on grocery store shelves (and in fast casual/fast food restaurants) due to the pandemic. Shopping at the beginning of the pandemic has changed as compared to later in the pandemic. Currently, shoppers are visiting fewer stores and looking to have shorter, more efficient shopping trips.
SNEB President Koch emphasizes four key points during oral comments to Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior President Pam Koch EdD, RD presented comments to federal officials on behalf of the Society regarding the Scientific Report of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee: Advisory Report to the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of Health and Human Services.