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Cool plant-based ice creams are hot; DIY frozen treats

Posted by: on Tuesday June 1, 2021 Have you seen the crowded the ice cream with its many vegan/plant-based options? Read on to see how they fare nutritionally. And find recipes for easy frozen treats you can make at home if you choose plant-based.An overview...Choosing a dairy-free ice cream looks at health concerns associated with coconut-based options and guidelines for what to look for on the Nutrition Facts label. Can ice cream ever be healthy? takes a look at low calorie ice cream, protein and fiber found in som (...)

    Sustaining Sustainability

    Posted by: on Monday May 24, 2021Karen Chapman-Novakofski, PhD, RDN While JNEB has a long history of publishing articles related to sustainability, this is the first full issue devoted to the topic. In searching the jneb.org site, I find hundreds of articles related to sustainability. This is incredible work. Thank you, authors!I found the 1989 Report by Herrin and Gussow1 very interesting. They provide an overview of how one can analyze a state's local foods to explore the ability to eat locally. Montana's choices wer (...)

      Quality Nutrition Education Materials for Pregnant or Lactating Women and Children Ages 0–24 Months Old

      Posted by: on Monday May 24, 2021Noereem Z. Mena, PhD, RD; Sarah Amin, PhD, MPH; Georgianna Mann, PhD; Rachel Vollmer, PhD, RDThe Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior's (SNEB) Nutrition Education for Children Division recognizes the role SNEB members have in ensuring quality nutrition education handouts for the pregnant and birth (0) to 24-month population (P/B-24) population. Importantly, objective quality assessments of educational materials will be crucial for evaluation of behavior change outcomes and (...)

        More Views of the Future

        Posted by: on Wednesday May 12, 2021 Additional perspectives on 2021 trends, pandemic changes and online grocery shopping and older adults. At the close of 2020 I provided a roundup of 2021 nutrition/physical activity/food trends. Four months into 2021, here are more perspectives on trends:The 9th annual survey of RDNs (1165 surveyed this year) includes some recognizable trends from other lists (interest in health and well-being, more snacking than meals) and intermittent fasting as #1 in the public’s interest as well as so (...)

          Two Views of the Food System: Food Everywhere / Vegetarian Food Relief

          Posted by: on Monday April 26, 2021 Food is everywhere...accessible if you can afford it yet many are food insecure. And some of the food insecure are vegans/vegetarians.Food is everywhereIncreased access to food is a trend that continues. Unfortunately, it often comes with impulsive food choices for consumers. Nutrition educators can help the public navigate the myriad of available food choices.Technology/online/social media...Voice-assisted technology assists online grocery shopping which is important to note si (...)

            Just One Bite?

            Posted by: on Friday April 16, 2021A familiar phrase for both nutritionists and parents who are trying to increase the willingness of young children to try novel food. It is not a new area of study. However, I was intrigued by a study published in JNEB in 2002,1 where the number of children willing to try a novel vegetable (kohlrabi) was so high (76%) in the positive treatment group (storybook reading with positive kohlrabi message) that the results and study were severely limited. The authors had pretested the scenario with a (...)

              Making “Thrifty” Go Further

              Posted by: on Friday April 16, 2021 The Thrifty Food Plan (TFP) determines the allotment for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. The TFP is the least expensive of the 4 US government food plans. The TFP was last revised in 2006 to “provide a representative healthful and minimal cost meal plan that shows how a nutritious diet may be achieved with limited resources” (p. ES-1).1 The TFP assumes all purchased foods are consumed at home and is based on the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.2Rev (...)

                CMHC Annual Events To Attend This Year

                Posted by: on Friday April 16, 2021 April 16-18 | CMHC Spring The Cardiometabolic Challenge: Navigating a Syndemic (complimentary)Join a gathering of world-renowned experts in the prevention and treatment of cardiometabolic disease at CMHC Spring taking place April 16-18. Covering the latest advances in obesity, hypertension, lipids, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and more this event will provide you with new insights and strategies to ready to integrate into practice by Monday morning.The conference will begin (...)

                  The State of SNAP and Online E-commerce

                  Posted by: on Friday April 16, 2021SNAP online grocery e-commerce has grown exponentially in a short period of time. What is the retail perspective? The customer perspective? (Note: If you aren’t familiar with online grocery delivery services, here’s one comparison a/o February 2021: minimum order, fees, membership for Walmart+, Instacart, Amazon Prime, Postmates and more.It’s a bumpy road! Fees and technology are two retail challenges - currently one tech company works with USDA and complex technology slows im (...)

                    BIPOC & Women-Centered Food and Agriculture

                    Posted by: and on Friday April 16, 2021 If you are not currently aware of how to find BIPOC/women-owned/operated farms, food boxes, food brands, dining and more, read on.Food retail and dining...Some Black-centered food retail and dining out efforts you may not be aware of:Giant Foods’ new shelf labels identify over 300 products that are from women, BIPOC, LGBTQ, veteran-owned businesses Trader Joe’s to increase shelf space to Black-owned businesses by setting a goal to have 15% of tasting panel food items from th (...)