Food and Food Buying News

Posted by: and on Tuesday August 2, 2022 From the consumer lens… **INFLATION/ONLINE SHOPPING/COUPONS/BUY NOW PAY LATER (BNPL)/IMPULSE BUYING & SOCIAL MEDIA/SHOPPABLE CONTENT: Inflation prompts interest in food private labels ( Inflation changes food buying for those most price sensitive: switching brands and where they shop ( yet some places are placi (...)

Protected: SNEB Resolution Open for Member Comment

Posted by: on Saturday July 23, 2022 The following resolution was submitted on April 8, 2022 by the SNEB DEI Committee. It has been reviewed by the Advisory Committee on Public Policy and will be open for member comment from July 25, 2022 - August 12, 2022. Email comments to This icon indicates that the proposed SNEB resolution is currently open for comment. Rationale and Relevance In 2019, the SNEB Mission, guiding principles and values were updated to include aspects of justice,  equity, diversity, an (...)

In the Beginning

Posted by: on Monday July 18, 2022 I was struggling to find a topic that I could be enthused about for this issue’s editorial. With so many issues facing us, this should be easy: baby formula shortages, increasing food insecurity, food pantry shortages, environmental impacts, and political challenges. I went back and read some of my editorials from 10 years ago. Still no creative spark. So, I started at the beginning. Indeed, that was the title of Helen Ullrich’s very first editorial. That is an inspirational editorial. I (...)

SNEB Committed and Engaged

Posted by: on Monday July 18, 2022 In the past 3 years, we have strengthened the mission and values of SNEB to more clearly express what we believe, including refining our equity values. Following the murder of George Floyd and recognizing the police violence against Black people and other people of color, we recommitted to racial justice in our 2020 SNEB Statement on Addressing Racial Injustice and outlined action steps.1 During the 2020 SNEB conference, an open discussion about equity included 200 participants, signaling member (...)

Schusterer’s Blog — Health and Wellness

Posted by: and on Friday July 15, 2022 In an overview, six categories of retail health and wellness are identified: health fitness wellness-oriented nutrition wellness-oriented appearance (Twinings Glow Tea that ‘promotes healthy glowing skin’ recently caught my eye), sleep and mindfulness. All six categories have some link to food and nutrition ( Grocers continue supermarket nutrition education, shelf tags and other (...)

Schusterer’s Blog — Food & Health News

Posted by: on Tuesday July 5, 2022 by SNEB member Ellen Schusterer,  MS Cheap food trending, the metaverse, food delivery, visual online ads, an update on the 2 food illness complaints in the news and more! Google Trends This article ( mentions a huge spike in Google searches for ‘cheap’ and ‘affordable’ in June…see the trend line for Google ‘cheap food’ searches ( (...)

SNEB Editorial – Ending Gender Wage Disparity Requires Social and Economic Action

Posted by: on Monday June 20, 2022 by Jasia (Jayne) Steinmetz, RD, CD President, Society for Nutrition, Education and Behavior It is time to stop accepting the gender wage disparity. Equal Pay Day, which marks the average number of extra days that women must work  to  earn what men had earned the year before, was March 15, 2022. When comparing wages to White, non-Hispanic men, the Equal Pay Day was May 9 for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander women, but it is even later for others: September 21 for Black w (...)

JNEB June Editorial – Moving More

Posted by: on Monday June 20, 2022 by Karen Chapman-Novakofski, PhD, RDN Editor-in-Chief, Journal of NutritionEducation and Behavior, Advancing Research, Practice, and Policy The weather is fine and we are all outside enoying the fresh air and moving around more than we did during the winter months. At least that is true for many of us. For others, physical activity is a challenge perhaps physically and mentally. A qualitative study by Palmer-Keenan1 examined the physical activity-related attitudes of inactive teens from lo (...)

Schuster’s Blog – Food news

Posted by: on Monday June 20, 2022 by SNEB member Ellen Schuster,  MS Food bank/school meal challenges, an update on FDA’s investigation of Lucky Charms complaints and more! FOOD BANKS/SCHOOL MEAL CHALLENGES Food banks struggle with multiple challenges: hard-to-find items, inflation, higher fuel costs, staff shortages, less money being donated ( Summer school meals: It’s estimated that 1 in 5 meal sites won’t open this summer as t (...)

Schuster’s Blog – Rising food costs

Posted by: on Sunday June 5, 2022 by SNEB member Ellen Schuster,  MS Every day sees rising food costs prompting questions: Are companies raising prices because they can? Will prices ever go down/return to ‘normal’? (Takeaway: Maybe not if you read the section below ‘a different take on rising prices’.) Amid this backdrop is a report: 62 new ‘food billionaires’ were created from pandemic profits ( (...)