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 sheetsWebinars...3-part webinar series on the 2020 DGAs (American Society for Nutrition) - 60 min. recording and slidesAn 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 YouTubeThe (...)

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, RDThe 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) 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 (...)

Transforming Our Practice and Making Every Bite Count

Posted by: on Wednesday August 18, 2021 Jasia (Jayne) Steinmetz, RD, CD On June 5, 2021, the global family celebrated World Environment Day with the theme “Ecosystem Restoration” and called for not only conservation but also recovering systems that have been degraded or destroyed.1This World Environment Day also officially launched the United Nations Decade of Ecosystem Restoration, a decade addressing various ecosystem challenges around the world. Everyone around the world resides in 1 of the 8 identified ecosystems, includi (...)

Who Wants a Seat at the Table for Dietary and Climate Change Strategies?

Posted by: on Wednesday August 18, 2021 Susan L. Johnson, PhDAs I sit, in July, in temperatures over 100° F and breathe smoke-filled air, I am thinking about climate change and what that means for our future. Channeling my thoughts into more productive realms, I have been thinking about my role, both personally and professionally, and how I can positively contribute to the future of the planet. I am contemplating moving toward a more plant-based diet and how far I, and my household, are willing to step in that direction. Food pr (...)

A Summer of Writing (Plans)

Posted by: on Thursday July 8, 2021 Susan L. Johnson, PhD How many times have you thought “this summer I'm going to get all those manuscripts written that I've let pile up because now I'm not teaching, and I will have a lot more time to devote to getting some things to the finish line!” And how many times have those best-made plans somehow evaporated because, despite the somewhat slower pace of summer and fewer required meetings, our plans to produce somehow drift away or get subsumed by other competing demands?The best a (...)

SNEB: Equity at the Core

Posted by: on Thursday July 8, 2021 Pamela Koch, EdD, RD For my last Presidential Editorial, I will reflect on the past year. When my presidency started in a global pandemic, I did not think it would end in the pandemic. There is hope for a post-COVID-19 pandemic world. I am also hopeful for our Society's bright future.My SNEB editorial, Forging the Future of Food and Nutrition Education,1 discussed the importance equity at the core of our field and SNEB.I, along with the rest of the Board of Directors (BOD), dedicated (...)

Is Hosting a Podcast in Your Future?

Posted by: on Tuesday July 6, 2021 In 2005 ‘podcast’ became the ‘word of the year’ according to New Oxford Dictionary. In 8 short years, 2013, Apple had 1 billion subscribers (find more podcast milestones).Podcasts have become a way to inform, entertain and more. If you are considering starting one, read on.Data...A Nielsen report finds podcast listeners are more diverse than the U.S. population; black, Hispanic, Asian podcast audiences are growing faster each year (2010 to 2019). Kids and family podcasts ra (...)