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Beginning 2023: Looking back and moving forward.

Posted by: and on Friday January 13, 2023 As we begin 2023 we look back and forward: U.S. life expectancy drops largely due to COVID and drug overdoses but health-related conditions such as heart disease also figure into decreased life expectancy  (https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/nchs_press_releases/2022/20220831.htm). Inflation has taken a big bite out of budgets: when it goes up health outcomes fall as people choose between everyday costs and those that support health such as medication, healthy food and gym memberships (h (...)

Dairy Council of California Appoints Amy DeLisio as New CEO

Posted by: on Tuesday January 3, 2023 SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dairy Council of California, a leader in nutrition education and advocacy, announced today that Amy DeLisio will be the organization’s new CEO. DeLisio succeeds Tammy Anderson-Wise. After 25 years of service to the Dairy Council of California, Anderson-Wise has chosen to retire. The transition will happen in early 2023. DeLisio is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in public health from the University of Southern California (...)

Schuster’s Blog: New Year’s resolutions, eating out, grocery aisles and more

Posted by: and on Tuesday January 3, 2023 The New Year often comes with resolutions to eat better or be more active. Many may find this New Year challenging when eating out or choosing options at the grocery due to the examples below. Alternatively, there are better-for-you options and new FDA guidance for online delivery services. Finally, my suggestions of affordable holiday gifts that support good health this New Year - and all through the year! Here’s to a healthy and happy 2023! Eating out… There’s how much caffei (...)

Schuster’s Blog: Inflation, grandfamilies, and SNAP

Posted by: and on Thursday December 15, 2022 Families with limited resources are being squeezed on all sides. Overall inflation has slowed yet food prices increased over the past year for different foods/categories of food (https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/10/business/grocery-prices/index.html) and many companies raise prices and reap profits (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/01/business/food-prices-profits.html). Vegetables: 90% increase in cost compared to November 2021 due to drought, the cost of water (https://www.fooddive.com/news/d (...)

From SNEB Reflections on the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

Posted by: and on Wednesday December 7, 2022 In October 2022, the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) was invited to participate in the historic in-person White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. This bipartisan event was attended by nearly 600 people from multiple sectors and different levels of government, including Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Ambassador Susan Rice, Congressmember Jim Mc- Govern, Senator Mike Braun, and Senator Cory Booker, as well as leaders in the industry, higher education, an (...)

Editorial: Proud to Have Served SNEB and JNEB

Posted by: and on Wednesday December 7, 2022 I’m taking this opportunity to thank the many people who have supported me in my tenure as your Editor-in-Chief, as this is my last editorial before retirement. Bittersweet, definitely, as I have grown professionally and personally through my associations with so many talented and kind individuals. I know they will pass this forward to my successor, Dr. Lauren Haldeman, as she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief in 2023. First, to my right-hand women and men who have served as Associate (...)

What Gets Said, Heard, and Done: Health Care Provider Influences on Early Childhood Feeding Decisions

Posted by: on Monday December 5, 2022 Place yourself in this scenario: you have questions about your 6-month-old infant's health and well-being, you may be sleep deprived, your infant might not be eating as you expect them to, and you have a well-child visit to attend during which you plan to get information and reassurance from your health care provider (HCP). Well-child visits are packed with tasks and messaging that need to be conveyed in a very short period of time. In this issue, McGowan and colleagues1 point out that the av (...)

Embrace the Opportunity: 2023 SNEB Conference Call for Abstracts

Posted by: and on Monday December 5, 2022 On behalf of the planning committee, we have the great pleasure of inviting you to the 2023 International Conference of the Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) that will take place in Washington, DC, on July 21 to 23, 2023. This month of November, we will start the “Call for Abstracts,” and we would like to thank you in advance for submitting your work as an abstract. To embrace this opportunity, the purpose of this editorial is to share with you “the what-why-how-when” ab (...)

Schuster’s Blog: WIC Foods, SNAP, Rewards Programs and More

Posted by: and on Friday December 2, 2022 A soft drink vending machine at the checkout of a shoe store? My first thought when I saw this 8 years ago: Why? (One in the back for employees made more sense.) In the years since, food availability and convenience, good and bad, has skyrocketed. Add to that, food companies that shape our food behaviors in ways we are unaware of. Note: The data about the cost of using a food delivery app in the ‘Online’ section is of particular importance to consumers! WIC foods update… More (...)

Making Sure to Keep the Person in Personalized Nutrition

Posted by: on Monday November 21, 2022 Personalized nutrition focuses on the concept that individuals may respond very differently to foods and may require different dietary patterns to achieve the best health.  Personalized or precision nutrition falls under the umbrella of personalized medicine, a medical model that calls for medical practices, interventions, and products to be customized to the individual based on their risk of disease. Personalized medicine relies upon an individual’s genetic profile to identify the most appro (...)